What Not To Wear After Age 50 - It Might Not Be What You Think


Yes, yes, I know what you’re probably thinking. Not another article on how a mini skirt is something that you should avoid at all costs… Or how you’re way too old to pull off that pair of ripped jeans. Another set of rules and guidelines on how to ‘’age gracefully’’...

Don’t worry, darling – that’s not what Mindful Souls is about.

You’re over 50. You’ve earned your right to wear whatever you want. One of the best things about getting older is the realization that you should not worry or care about what other people think anymore (or at least, not as much as you used to). You should already feel as comfortable in your skin as you ever will. Let’s be honest here - you already know which pieces of clothing look good on you and which ones don’t. And you probably know that there’s nothing you can’t wear when you’re 50 or over, it’s all about the preference at this point.

That being said, there are several things that you should avoid wearing at all costs (we’ve warned you that it might not be what you expected):

1. Exhaustion

You might be tired. Heck, you probably most certainly are. 50 years is quite a milestone, a lot has happened in your life. If you’re a sensitive soul, you might be carrying the weight of the whole world on your shoulders as well, all of the global problems, things you’d want to change in the world so badly…

For starters, let go and take a deep breath. You still have a long way to go. Try to get inspired and excited for the journey that still awaits!

2. The Frown on Your Face

We won’t tell you that frowning causes wrinkles. To heck with that. Frowning does make you much less approachable, though. Without even knowing it, you might be missing out on new acquaintances and experiences. Smile and laugh more, not only does it make you more inviting and open to others, both of those things are good for your mind and your soul too!

3. The Complaining Attitude

There are plenty of things that are not going your way, but remember – complaining will not change any of that. The more you complain, the more likely it is that you will repeat the same behavior in the future, and over time, it will become easier to be negative than to be positive. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude: when you feel like complaining, shift your attention to something that you’re grateful for.

4. Rose-colored Glasses

If you’re too old for anything – it’s this. You know who you are, you know how the world works. Yes, reality sometimes sucks, but after hitting 50 you need to find a way to deal with it. Leave the rose-colored glasses for youngsters, your wisdom should already be telling you that there’s no reason to stay naïve anymore.

5. "In my day…" Attitude

That’s an important one! We’re living in a fast-paced world, and you really need to try to keep up! Learn new things and adapt, it might be overwhelming and difficult at times, but there is no reason to linger in the past. Those days are long gone, the world is constantly changing, and you don’t want to be left behind.

That’s it, those are the only things you should never, ever wear. These rules (or rather, advice) are the only ones that you should be following to live your life the best way that you can! Just try! ;)