If you are looking to update your wardrobe and try out some new styles, it is worth being told about the basic rules before you begin. So, in this blog post, we will do exactly this. Although you may have heard many of these before, it is still a good thing to see them all written down together in one place. Hopefully, once you have finished, you will come away ready to hit the shops with a little more confidence.
Choose Clothes that Fit
It may seem extremely obvious to always wear clothes that fit, but once men decide they are a certain size, they don’t make adjustments for any changes to their body shape or type. Try looking online at places like Dickies Life for inspiration. Remember, wearing clothes that are too big doesn’t cover you up. If anything, they make you look bigger or like you have got something to hide! At the opposite end of the scale, choose too small and the clothes will leave you feeling restricted.
Belt and Shoes
On occasions when you need to dress to impress, the two items that you should be looking to colour match are your belt and your shoes. And if you are going for a more relaxed look, avoid wearing your dress belt with casual shoes. You should also be aiming to make your shoes the same tone or darker than your trousers. If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with black.
Get the Waistline Right
There is a balancing act that you want to get right when you are choosing where to wear the waistline of your trousers should go on your body. Too high and you will end up looking like a grandfather and too long and you could end up looking like a gang member! Essentially, your trousers should sit on your hips naturally. If you want to be really precise, you should be aiming for between 5 and 7cm below your belly button so get your tape measure out!
Watch Your Watch
If you are looking for a single accessory to add to your outfit, a watch is a timeless classic – if you’ll excuse the (excellent) pun. Of course, it really depends on your budget when you are deciding which timepiece to go for, but many quality watches also act as good investments. Many will retain their value and some will even appreciate over time.
The Hardest Button to Button
If you are wearing a two-button suit, you should only button the top button. If you are wearing a three-button one, you can choose between the top and middle button (or go for both) but you should always leave the bottom one undone. If you are going for a more casual look and are just wearing a shirt, leaving the top couple of buttons undone is pretty standard practice.
So, there we have it: five rules for dressing the adult way. Now, you are ready to go out and dress to impress.