The onset of middle age doesn’t mean giving up on dressing well, says our style columnist Adrian Clark. Here are his simple rules for staying stylish in midlife…
Most of us are not very fond of hats. and feel that they just don’t suit us (yes, there is truth in the idea that they flatter certain faces more than others), but there are other reasons for my indifference.
Growing up in the late Seventies, it seemed that when women wore a hat it was to mark a celebration and to feel special, while men often only wore them for comic value.
Frank Spencer’s beret, Tommy Cooper’s fez and Eric Morecambe’s flat cap cemented this idea and I’ve found hard to shake – even though I’ve come to appreciate certain hat-wearing style icons, from Frank Sinatra to David Beckham.
But even putting my prejudices to one side, finding hats that are age-appropriate and don’t attract “what did you come as?” quips can be a real challenge – this is prime midlife faux pas territory.
And while beanies may seem like a typical winter option, Cos has created a summer hybrid in cotton knit, so you can channel some heritage workwear style without working up a sweat.