Simple Style Tips for Men
If you’re looking to up your game in the style stakes, it can be pretty overwhelming. Wherever you look and whoever you talk to, there are seemingly hundreds of style rules that must be followed – it’s pretty difficult to take it all in. However, the basics of looking good as a guy aren’t all that difficult to follow.
Here are some of the simplest and most important style tips for guys:
Clean Out Your Closet
First of all, go through your closet and immediately get rid of anything you haven’t worn in the past year (formal attire excluded), then try everything on and if it doesn’t fit you perfectly (snug to the body without being tight) get rid of that too. This will clear the way for a much-improved wardrobe and a more stylish you.
Have Everything Tailored
Apart from your casual clothing, like those lounge pants you love to wear around the house and your sports shirts, you should have a tailor fit all of your existing clothing to you, and do the same with any future clothing you buy off the peg. Why? Because clothing that truly fits you will make you look 90 percent more stylish without you having to do anything else.
Quality Over Quantity
Instead of buying three cheap suits, buy one more expensive one. Not only will it look better, but it will have a longer lifespan too, which means it will actually be the more economical choice. Apply this to all of your clothing choices, and you’ll soon have an impressive wardrobe.
Try Everything On
Even if you plan to buy online due to the increased affordability, go to the store and try things on. That way, you’ll get a true feel for your size, and you won’t have to worry so much about your purchases in the future.
Invest in a Shoehorn
You might think that shoehorns are just for older people and those with injuries who perhaps can’t bend down so easily, but you’d be wrong. Investing in a long shoe horn is a good way of keeping your shoes in good condition. Why? Because when you slip your shoes on with a horn, you don’t end up damaging their backs, which means they look better for longer.
Trouser Cuffs Should Scuff
Remember that, when you’re buying trousers, their bottoms should always just scuff the leather of your shoes. If there is a gap between shoe and pant, then they are not long enough, and you shouldn’t buy them.
Replace Jeans with Chinos
A Simple way to elevate your more casual outfits is to, whenever you would usually wear jeans, put on a pair of chinos instead. It might feel weird at first, but most of the time, it will work out, and you’ll look a little better.
Buying a pair of red shoes instead of black or choosing a pink blazer instead of a brown one is a great way to show off more of your personality and elevate your style without going overboard. As long as you use colour sparingly, but go bold when you do, it’s hard to go wrong.
I hope this helps you start to work your way up the style stakes!