There’s always a danger, when we find a look that works for us, that we’ll grow complacent, ignore fashion’s shifts, and end up presenting the world with an image of ourselves that’s painfully outdated. You know, you’re getting compliments all over the place for your sassy bangs. Then you wake up one day, twenty-five years have passed, and you’re Anna Wintour. And you look like an ass.
If you’ve discovered that your personal style was a little more suited to the days of yore, don’t fret! It’s never too late to switch it up and surprise your friends and loved ones. You could just do something subtle — get your eyebrows waxed into a slightly different shape, try a new shade of lipstick, trade your old Levi’s 501s for a nice dark pair from Adriano Goldschmied. (If Anna Wintour is actually reading this somehow: for you, we would recommend putting on a few pounds, and then calling up Sally Hershberger and getting a nice shag. Yeah, even that look is several years out of date — but better a few years than a few decades.)
You also might have spent a lot of time, with your old look, in dealing with your facial hair situation — shaving every damn day — instead of sleeping in. But that’s the fastest and easiest way to change your look, man: grow a beard! People would probably like you better if you did, if only because the extra rest would make you less crabby.