When you get older and have kids, there are a lot of things that often end up falling by the wayside. Sometimes you just have to accept that there are some things that you’re not going to worry about anymore. Never started watching The Wire? It might be time to let go of that dream. Have a gym membership that you’ve never used? Maybe bite the bullet and just cancel it. The things that you decide to stick with and give up on are always going to be up to your personal priorities, but there’s one thing that no dad should give up on, even among the exhaustion of parental life: your sense of style. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to keep yourself looking cool and stylish. Here are just a few ways to avoid letting parenthood leave you looking sloppy and disheveled.
It’s definitely true that being able to get out and shop for clothes for yourself is something that just about every parent finds pretty difficult. That’s why it’s so great that we live in such an amazing age of technology. Now you can simply get online and find the perfect clothes for you. Not only is this far easier than getting out to physical stores but you have far more choice as well. Whether you’re trying to find a decent fitting pair of jeans or you want to browse as many sunglass picks as possible, there’s almost always something online for everyone. This way buying clothes and looking good is something you can manage, quite literally, at the touch of a button.
Dress your age
There are few things more embarrassing than a dad who’s clearly not ready to let go of his own youth. There comes a time in every man’s life when he’s got to decide to put away the board shorts and band t-shirts and start dressing his age. It’s time to adopt a classier, more sophisticated style, befitting a man with the kinds of responsibilities that come with parenting. Don’t assume that means that you suddenly need to dress in corduroy slacks and sweater vests either! It’s about striking a good balance between practicality and style. You should choose clothes that say “of course I can change a diaper! But I can also look great while I’m doing it!”
Choose clothes that give you confidence
The key to any stylish look is that you feel confident in it. You shouldn’t pick any clothes that make you feel self-conscious because that’s going to have a big impact on how you present yourself to the world. Instead, make sure that you pick clothes that you think look good and that you enjoy the way you look in them. Don’t worry too much about chasing fashions and trends. After all fashion is temporary but style is forever. And This is your style! Remember, you’re doing one of the most amazing, difficult things in the world: being a dad. Compared to that, looking good and rocking your style is nothing!