It’s another one of those weeks. You know, the ones in which the style magazines and women’s pages are telling women they shouldn’t have their hair long beyond a certain age, their bodies need to be a particular shape, men need to wear darker suits as we get older. Every damned week, in other words.
There’s actually something in some of this – there are few things worse than someone desperately trying to cling on to a youth which has pretty clearly departed the premises some time previously. But the ‘rules’ needn’t be that stringent. Here are a few thoughts on avoiding looking as though you’re trying too hard: