Men’s fashion has come a long way over the last decade and now more than ever, men are investing in looking and feeling good. While the men’s fashion industry isn’t quite as big as the women’s, studies suggest that men are quickly becoming bigger shoppers than women. Although this may be the case, there is still much less style advice out there than there is for women, which can make it difficult for some men who want to start exploring their own style.
There are many unnecessary assumptions made around men who take interest in fashion, which can cause many men to feel put off from experimenting with different looks. If this is the case for you, or if you are just wanting to find new ways to elevate your current style, then follow along for our top tips on how to do just that.
Find A Fit That Works For Your Body
Finding the right fit for your body can be a difficult task and more often than not, it is simply a process of trial and error until you find something that works for you. You may think that in order for something to fit correctly it needs to be professionally tailored, but this is not always the case. Certainly, if you are buying a suit for a wedding or another special occasion, then getting it tailored would be a great option, but this is not the case for casualwear.
When browsing for clothes like men’s polo shirts, you may see the term ‘tailored’ in the description. What is meant by this is that the item of clothing has been designed so the sizing is more specific and accurate to each size category. A crisp tailored polo shirt, such as the ones available from Orlebar Brown, is going to elevate your style much more as it will flatter your body and compliment the rest of the outfit. Take the time to find the right fit that works for your body, and it will be a guaranteed confidence boost.
Declutter Your Current Wardrobe
A great way to start elevating your style is by decluttering your current wardrobe. One of the things keeping you from having great style is that you are holding on to old items that no longer fit or are just a bit too worn. That’s not to say that keeping clothes for years is a bad thing, we should never bin clothes after one use, but there does come a time when items of clothing should be swapped out for new, fresh pieces.
Often, we hold on to clothes because they hold sentimental value, or we are convinced they will eventually look good if we changed our bodies. If you are clinging onto items of clothing because you have convinced yourself you just need to lose weight, you are only going to damage your body image more. Our bodies naturally change as we age so start dressing for the body you have now, instead of yearning after a body that isn’t yours. If you are not sure how to start with decluttering, have a read of this article for some useful tips.
Quality Over Quantity
When you start shopping for new items of clothing, it is worth thinking about investing in a few good quality items, instead of splurging on lots of pieces that won’t necessarily last you a long time. It may seem like a huge expense to start with, but you will save yourself money over time as they will not constantly need to be replaced. You may also find that wearing higher quality items of clothing will give your style a more sophisticated look as you will feel more confident in what you are wearing.
Once you have decluttered, it could be helpful to make a list of a few staple items you want in your wardrobe. For example, you may want a couple of pairs of jeans, some casual t-shirts, formal shirts and then a mix of dress shoes and trainers. Once you have got your staple items listed out, do your research and find some quality brands that supply your staple items in the style you want. Going into this with a list will make it a lot easier to find what you want, and you will be less likely to panic buy items that you don’t really want.
Invest In Accessories
Another thing that can elevate style is to invest in some classic accessories that will compliment your outfit. The main accessories that a lot of men invest in are watches. Smartwatches are definitely popular at the moment, and while they may serve a useful technological function, they do not necessarily add any style to a look.
If you are wanting a watch that will elevate your style, we would recommend investing in a couple of different styles and colors that can be matched with multiple outfits. It is important to note that you do not have to spend a lot to get a good-looking watch either. The common assumption about watches is that they need to have an expensive price tag to “look good”, but this is not the case. A designer brand can be nice, but true style comes more of the knowledge of what items complement each other, instead of chucking a designer label on and calling it fashion. We suggest investing in a watch with a neutral style so you can pair it with more of your outfits.
Create A Grooming Routine
This is a step that many men fail to include when they start exploring their fashion and style. Having quality clothes and nice accessories is great, but they can significantly lose their impact if you are not well-groomed. By this we mean you must take care of the other parts of your appearance like your facial hair, skin, and your head hair.
If you have never had a skincare routine, it can seem a little daunting, but it is really can be quite simple. The basic things you will need are face wash, moisturizer, and sun cream when it’s really hot. Again, it may be a case of trial and error before you find a grooming routine that works for you, but if you take the time, you can really elevate your style.