Are you tired of turning up like a freak show at work every day? Despite how hard you try to be a part of the crowd, it seems like you can’t get the hang of ongoing trends. I mean, how does one figure out what color brings your eyes out? How to find the sweet spot between overdressed and under-dressed?
Well, it isn’t rocket science – that I can assure.
You don’t need to be a fashion buff to carve a personal style statement. There is plenty of information you can access online to sharpen your sartorial skills and become the stylish man you always wanted to be.
To get you started on the mission, we have rounded up a few simple outfit ideas to infuse in your wardrobe. Let’s have a look:
To perk things up a notch while staying in the realm of timelessness, buy quality denim jeans. You can easily dress up with this item or tone things down if need be. When you are in the stores, the number of choices available in the jeans section will boggle your mind!
Consider having multiple pieces from the category. For example, straight-leg styles and a dark washed pair helps project a polished appearance. A tucked-in dress shirt in plain white or blue color would look absolutely fabulous with this style.
Meanwhile, on days when you’re off from work but don’t want to look like a total waste, you can purchase jeans in lighter hues and loose cuts. Pair it with a casual tee, and you’re good to go.
Variety of Jackets
The term jacket may seem like it’s referring to a single style, but it encompasses a wide variety of styles and designs. So much so that choosing the right jacket for an occasion or outing can be tricky. Each time you enter into the leather jacket men section at the store, you will be surrounded by some of the best options, and this can be quite confusing. So always be clear on what you are looking for.
You will also find a variety besides a leather jacket, such as track jackets, trucker jackets, and hooded jackets.
Generally, all kinds of jackets, coupled with jeans, make a perfect combo to project a classy look. Just make sure it is fit enough to sit tight on your shoulders. Ideally, you should taper it slightly at the sides to create a flattering look.
Usually, men fail to fathom the importance of colors and contrasts. And rightfully so, it is hard to master colors. Your complexion, climate, commute all work together to create your overall appearance. Monochrome (whites and blacks, I mean) is styling sorcery. It sheds pounds from your look, which other colors fail to hide.
By now, I hope you know that monochrome means having the same color for the top and bottom layers. A couple of mono suits lined up in your closet can become your instant picks on particular days. For example, a Charcoal suit can balance the books between monotonous and business-appropriate. It should be a slim cut with a subtle notch-label.
As for days when you have a date right after work or guys at work plan for a hangout, you can opt for a completely black look. Such as a black suit styled with a black roll neck and black shoes. In case you want to tweak your look with texture, a jacquard blazer will enhance the lux.
Your best bet is to have 2 – 3 monochromatic outfits in any of the following colors:
- Darker Grey
- Dark Blues
- Medium Grey
You don’t need to spend heavy bucks when buying polo shirts. However, one must make sure that it fits their body type. Most guys prefer to avoid this type as they believe it gives a preppy college look. On the contrary, you’d be surprised to see how many celebrities pull it off without looking like a frat boy or a ten-year-old.
The trick is to initiate with a well-fitting shirt and construct a complementary outfit.
- Polo make a striking combo with chinos and tie the outfit together
- A relaxed polo with shorts is a winner for warmer months
- A two-toned polo worn with jeans or shorts looks awesome
- A black polo shirt combined with white trousers is potentially a show-stopper
That said, there are a few high-quality polo shirts available in the market. So if you are willing to spend on a luxury polo, you definitely can!
You must make a few subtle changes in your attire, from time to time, like switching to more heavy, breathable cotton, longer sleeves from shorter ones, and replacing shorts with trousers. At the same time, adding knitted layers on top has been in the game since the oldest of times.
Today, we have a range of high-tech, thermo-regulating fabrics to keep you warm and fuzzy during cold seasons. Yet, knitting remains to be one of the oldest and the most popular one. People like Earnest Hemingway and James Dean have known to pull it off like it was the outfit of the event.
We suggest you select the knitwear as per the occasion. You can wear it as outerwear or underneath a light-weight jacket. Go for the cuts that fit well with your physique and the tees you usually wear. Cable knits, sweatshirts, cardigans, and Breton tops are all high-impact options in a male wardrobe. For further insight, I suggest you read up a little on how to make your outfit more classy.
Verdict – Let your persona speak style!
Don’t follow all trends blindly. Instead, spark your fashion sense to judge what goes with your built, complexion, climate, and circumstances. After all, you don’t want to be the laughing stock of the party by showing up in a tracksuit. Right?
Pick something specially made for you. Something that pops out your handsome features and hides away those you’re shy of. I hope you’ll rock your return to the work and parties every other day. Don’t forget to let us know how it goes!