Your simple sense for fashion really isn’t asking all that much is it? Trying to look good on a regular basis is not such a bad thing especially when many societies are built on first impressions. No matter what you do for a living or what college you went to, looking your best is important. Whether you’re going to work, go out with friends, or over to your parents house, dressing for what the occasion should be fairly simple.
If you are a guy for example, who has a natural sense of fashion this comes easy for you. On the other hand perhaps a sense of fashion does not come natural. Regardless, mens fashion today is a thriving industry because of the thirst to look good for every occasion. If you need a slight boost in your fashion sense then the following mens fashion tips will help you determine what to wear when trying to look your best.
There is always an outfit that will fit every occasion, your physique, and your skin tone. In the workplace these days many offices are now taking a slightly laid back approach. Not such a bad thing right? But take pre-caution. You still need to show you are serious about your business. Try to maintain a balance between the two.
Here are a few clothing items a man should have in his arsenal:
A good pair of stylish jeans. There are many kinds of jeans. Make sure they match your body type. A great pair of shoes, a good assortment of ties, and a versatile jacket. You might add to this list with your work clothes, and your leisure wear. This is where you can reflect your personality and your style.
Other than looking good in your stylish clothing that reflects your personality, style, physique, and occasion, you need to practice good grooming habits. It does you no good if your hair cut is a mess and doesn’t mesh with your clothing. Lastly, practice taking care of your skin. Its not too much to ask to wash your face and keep it clear of blemishes. Practicing all these tips will contribute to your overall look and first impressions you make on a daily basis.
Men throughout the land know only too well the struggles of getting dressed in the mornings, so it’s not just you ladies. The problem that most men find is that there simply isn’t the choice out there for us, so we sometimes have to make do with what we’ve got, and sometimes lads, that just isn’t good enough.
As men of the modern day, it’s important to realise that people do judge you by how you look, as shallow as that may sound. So, we have to give off the right impression from the get-go, and, if you’re starting out in your career then you need to be paying full attention. It doesn’t matter what line of work you’re in or how old you are, you can always benefit from a few men’s fashion tips to help you along the way so that the mornings can be that little bit easier.
We don’t know how many times we’ve said this to people but the fit of your clothing really is everything. If you’re going for a simple and classic look, it’s important to know that baggy just won’t cut it. Kanye West may be able to pull off the oversized look, but for many of us (including myself), we simply can’t. We either end up looking like a dishevelled teenager or someone really trying to be stylish but falling flat.
When you’re investing in a piece of clothing that you see yourself wearing for the next ten years, it’s very important that it fits you like a glove. This may involve you going down to a high street tailor to get yourself measured. Doing this shouldn’t cost you too much on the high street, but maybe it would if you fancy yourself a Savile Row kind of guy. However, most of us aren’t so we will have to work with what we’ve got.
This piece of men’s fashion advice is best used when buying a suit or trousers. If you work in a professional environment where you need to look sharp on a daily basis, then having a well-fitted suit is key. The range of our suits from yours truly, The Idle Man, are spot on to pull off a fitted look, and remember, it’s easier to take a suit in, rather than out (you can’t really do this).
Simplicity is key when you’re building a stylish wardrobe. Going too overboard with colour, detail and pattern can throw off your whole look, and we can’t have that. If you’re struggling to find an outfit for the day, it’s important to know what looks good on you and stick with it. For a timeless look that will forever be in style, wear the classic plain white tee and jeans look. Plus it makes it seem like you haven’t put too much thought into what you’re wearing.
When you’re out and about this winter you’re bound to wear a coat or jacket. The key with this is to not buy into trend-led pieces. Your investment will have been wasted as these will date from season to season. Stick to the classic overcoat in black or camel and work around that. A timeless piece is invaluable and if it’s good quality, it will last you years and years to come.
Now, I’m not saying that your look should all be simplistic without any hint of detail. Find a few accessories with a bit of detail and colour to add some personality to your look. A pocket square is a great way to add some personality to an outfit. If you’re feeling adventurous enough, try wearing a red or even yellow one and simply tuck it into the top pocket of your coat or blazer. This draws the eye to that detail making people take note of what you’re wearing.
Classic Fashion Style
When you’re building a wardrobe from scratch it’s important to know your basics. If you want some fashion ideas, these are simple pieces that you can build a whole wardrobe around. You can add colour and detail to your look wherever you feel necessary. So, here’s our list of simple basics that you need in your life:
Plain T-shirts (white, black, grey)
A pair of blue jeans
A pair of black jeans
Formal shoes (black and brown)
Black or camel overcoat
Oxford shirt (white)
Smart Casual Fashion Styles
Sometimes, in men’s current fashion, there is a blurring of lines between formal and casual. Many men don’t know the difference and can turn out looking a touch odd when it comes to dressing either way. When we look at formalwear we can instantly see the difference, for instance, the suit, this is classed as formalwear due to its rigid structure and smarter appearance.
If you’re after the smart-casual look then opt for wearing a T-shirt with your suit, this just plays it down a touch rather than going full out casual. Or, if you’re really into the smart-casual feel then why not try wearing your suit with a pair of trainers? This may be a look that you’re not going to be into straight away, but trust me, it can work. If this is a look you want to try and pull off, make sure your trainers are either black or white, minimal is design and clean.
For a casual look go for the classic T-shirt and jeans combination. It will always work and will never let you down when it comes to dressing stylish and casual. Try and go for a fitted tee with a pair of slim-legged jeans. This will keep you looking smart, yet casual, whilst avoiding the scruffy look that doesn’t look good on anyone.