Men can find it a little harder than women to explore various styles and figure out what works for them. Sometimes, this can be down to ridicule from family and friends. Sometimes, it can be because they simply don’t know where to start. The following 12 personal style tips for men will help any man to step into his own unique style and begin to experiment with confidence. Take a look!
- Stop Clogging Up Your Closet With Clothes You Don’t Wear
The first step is to get rid of the items in your closet that you don’t wear. Why keep it clogged full of clothes that you haven’t worn for a long time? Figure out why you don’t wear them. If it’s simply that you have nothing to wear the item with, but you like it, you could purchase something to go with it. However, if it’s the fit, style, or something else you can’t change, get rid of it. You could try selling it on or giving it to somebody who will wear it. Charity shops are an option, but they are often overrun with clothes.
- Be Prepared To Make Adjustments
If you don’t wear clothes in your closet because they don’t fit you properly, you can visit a tailor to fix it. Your clothes should fit you properly, especially things like suits and dress trousers. If the clothes weren’t cheap and are well made, it’s definitely worth having them altered. If the clothes are unlikely to last long, you can replace them. If you’re in need of a good suit, it’s always a good idea to buy a custom fit one. Although it’s more expensive, you can keep something like this for a very long time.
- Update The Color of Your Shoes
There are more colors than brown and black! Experiment with the color of your shoes. Pick an unusual color and own it. It might feel strange at first, but this is an easy way to enhance your look without doing anything too ‘out there’ to start with.
- Experiment With Patterns
When you feel confident, you can experiment with new patterns. Shirts are a great place to start, but you could even try patterned socks to ease yourself into it. Patterns can really add some fun to a plain pair of jeans or trousers. If you like to look daring and different to everybody else, you could even look at clashing your patterned items.
- Buy Colored Trousers
Colored trousers can go nicely with a plain t-shirt or shirt. This is your opportunity to figure out which colors you like wearing best, and then come up with a palette for your wardrobe. This way, you can be sure that you are able to mix and match many of your items to make lots of outfits, rather than having pieces that only pair with one other thing.
- Experiment With Your Hair
Your hair can make a difference to your personal style, too. Why not try something different? You could even look into different beard styles and see if there’s something you can do. Well styled hair and facial hair will make you look more put together. Of course, unless you’re going for an undone look.
- Don’t Forget About Accessories
Men don’t seem to ever have enough accessories, but accessories can make an outfit. Building an accessory collection is almost as important as building a closet full of clothes that you can wear for a long time. You could start by expanding your belt collection, and then see if you can look into jewelry, hats, and other pieces.
- Find Somebody To Inspire You
If you’re still unsure of how you want to present yourself, find somebody else to inspire you. There are plenty of fashion icons who you can look at. Think of them as your mentors and learn from them and their different looks. Don’t straight up copy outfits, as you want to make sure this is your own personal interpretation of style, and not somebody else’s. You want to wear clothes that make you feel good, are comfortable, suit your lifestyle, and express how you feel and who you are. That may seem like a tall order, but it’s entirely possible with practice.
- Try An Accent Piece
Sometimes, adding an accent piece to a plain outfit can help you to stand out. A necktie, scarf, or even a hat can make a huge difference to your look. Plus, you could even try to make a piece you really like your ‘signature’ piece. Having a signature piece or look is a really great idea for those who want to be memorable in how they present themselves.
- Avoid Fast Fashion
Fast fashion is everywhere at the moment. It’s cheap and easy to access for most people, but if you can help it, try to avoid fast fashion pieces. Avoid places that greenwash their items too – the practice of pretending to be more environmentally friendly than they actually are. Clothing that is high quality and durable will cost more. That doesn’t mean items that are expensive are automatically high quality – there are many designer pieces not worth the money. Knowing what to look for in a high quality garment will help you. Plus, you’ll have a closet full of amazing clothes that aren’t going to fall apart after 10 wears. This should encourage you to only buy items that you truly love and know you will wear. You can rest easy at night knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment when you do this.
- Know That Style and Fashion Are Not The Same
Style and fashion are not the same. Just because something is in fashion, doesn’t mean you have to wear it. Style lasts forever, fashion comes and goes too quickly. Buying fashion items will leave you out of pocket and with clothes that you no longer like.
- Take Your Time
A good closet is built, not bought. Take your time to find items you really like. Trying to fill your closet full of great outfits right away will no doubt leave you with questionable pieces that you wish you had left on the shelf.