Cullman Senior Magazine Summer 2019 - Page 30

dressing up in creative and glamorous ways, just to please you and no one else. And let’s be clear: the clothes you’re buying when in your mature years will not define your style for the rest of your life. Sixty is also a good bench- mark for the time when a man can start shifting from the fashion of middle age to Free Estimates AFTER Hours: Mon - Fri. 8-5, Sat: 8-2 (By Appointment) • Guaranteed Quality Collision Repairs Since 1988 256-287-2497 • We Work With All Insurance Companies Tony & Patty Blalock, Owners 2231 Hwy. 69 South • Auto, Truck, and Boat Detailing Services • Your vehicle is repaired using new OEM parts. Not used or aftermarket parts. (Exit 299 - 2 Miles South, Dodge City) 30 | SUMMER 2019 the fashion of the elder gen- tleman. A man of any age should take just as much care with his casual clothes as he did with his professional ward- robe, if not more. What you wear when you’re on your own time says the most about you as a person — it’s your own taste, opinions and attitude, on display. Every man needs a great fit. By your senior years, you should not only know the im- portance of a good tailor, you should have one, or several, of your own, experienced men with your measure- ments on hand and a good understanding of your prefer- ences. Obviously, not everyone’s fortunate enough to have a good relationship with a tailor, but do your best to cultivate them in your gen- eral geographic area. And if you find someone that does a good job, keep him in business. A lot of the best tailors are also gentlemen of advancing age, and you never know when they’re going to decide it’s time to hang up CULLMAN COUNTY SENIOR MAGAZINE BEFORE For accessories, you can jazz up your outfit with beau- tiful chic scarfs and hand- bags. As you can see, fashion over 60 is not wearing black and white clothes and fading into the background. Senior fashion is about bringing out the real you, It’s best to keep your clothing simple, do away with large prints, multiple patterns and bright colors, instead opt for clothes in solid colors like black, blue, red, camel, khaki and white. These colors will not only make you appear slimmer, but will lend you an elegant look as well. A wrong notion held by many seniors is that chunky accessories and jewelry are meant only for younger wom- en and older women should just wear pearls or diamonds. Older women can wear chunky jewelry, too, provided they can carry it well. A good idea would be to wear just one prominent piece of jew- elry, it can be long chandelier earrings or a large pendant. A single standout piece of jewelry, worn with elegance looks great on any mature woman. As far as makeup, seniors should keep it to a minimum. A natural subtle, sophisticat- ed look by opting for mut- ed lipsticks, eye shadows, eye liners, etc., is what you should opt for.