How often have we all looked at someone and envied their fashion sense and dressing style or felt shabby looking at ourselves?
Agreed, some are naturally stylish but what you need to realize is that the art of dressing is no rocket science; it’s just another skill that can be learnt, improved and perfected! So here are a few tips to get you men rolling.
A well-fitting outfitis paramount to looking your best.For example, if you take a shirt and when we say fit, it does not just apply to the chest or shoulders alone, but everything from the collar, to sleeves to the torso. Make sure you check out these 6 items too, for a perfect fit.
Not only for shirts,from shorts to t-shirts to kurtas, make sure you get the fitting just right and this can help to solve most of the styling issues.
Invest in shirts and tees in solid and nude/neutral shades like white, black, navy, olive, grey, khaki, brown. These basics are timeless, hence can never go out of fashion and is most importantly is versatile, making it easy for you to style them with just about anything.
Definitely matters! Matching is one of those things that take an outfit from average to perfect. Here are some golden rules:
Start from the basics and build a classy wardrobe that has outfits that area combination of timeless styles and (seasonal) trendy fashionable ones (ideally in the ratio of 3:1). It could include dress shirts (in solids and stripes), casual shirts (checkered), polo shirts and round/crew neck (solids/neutrals), a well fitted suit, trousers (in blacks and greys) and a pair or two of good quality and fitting jeans. These wardrobe staples will always come in handy and will rarely go out of fashion.
Just like building one, trimming your existing wardrobe is key as well. Move out of your worn out and baggy jeans, tees and those everyday hoodies. And replace them with chinos, polos or shirts and maybe a button down style long sleeved sweater.
Still running around in sneakers? Always, make sure you are wearing the right footwear to go with your outfit and according to the on. Imagine turning up for a meeting at the office in your gym shoes. Refining your looks is the first step in getting your dressing style right. Invest in a pair of good quality dress shoes (oxfords or similar), loafers and a pair of comfortable sandals.
In today’s fashion and corporate scenario, the ultimate formal dress for men is still the suit! Weddings, black tie events or corporate meetings, a well fitted and good quality suit will come in handy.
Almost, everyone has at least a pair of watch! One that we often wear to college/office and another, a casual (or sports) watch. It gives others an impression that you know the importance of time and shows that you are punctual too. If you are worried that a watch might be too small or look too big like a dinner plate on your wrists, then do check out this simple watch-size identification method and you will never go wrong with the size J
Do remember! When buying a watch, choose a classy one which matches with majority of your outfits.
Just like women, men love to accessorize as well. But, never overdo! Make sure you keep the accessories to the minimum; befriend more ties and pocket squares to refine your outfit and overall look.
Make sure you take good care of your clothes. No matter, how expensive a shirt is, if it’s not well pressed, it can turn out looking shabby.Ironing isn’t hard when you get to know its basics. You can complete pressing a shirt in under 5 minutes. And boom– you’re ready to go!
Also make sure you give importance to sleeves and collars while ironing. Well pressed, neat, clean and carefully folded collars and sleeves can make oodles of difference to your outfit.
The only constant thing in fashion world is change! Every other day, there are new trends coming up; hence, if you decide to follow the trend blindly and invest in them heavily, it would most probably be a mistake that can burn a hole in your pocket! Ideally, you could look for inspiration in the new trends and adapt that into your personal style. That would make it much more appealing and help you create your own unique style.
Just when you thought you have nothing new to wear, you spot that leather jacket hiding in the corner of your wardrobe! And with that you can create so many different ensembles, if you know how to layer your clothes fashionably well! Jackets and sweaters are a great way to bring versatility to your shirts and tees.
Apart from these few tips, to help improve your dressing sense, you could try following well dressed celebrities or even personalities to draw some inspiration. Similarly, dressing according to age is also an extremely important factor that one should keep in mind.