Let’s be real – style and taste is not something that comes naturally to a lot of men. While a chosen few seem to know instantly what looks good on them and the mistakes to avoid, a lot of us are clueless and rely on someone else for outfit ideas. But, once you understand a few fundamentals and start learning about what works and what doesn’t, you can start building a style that represents you. You’ll also learn how to look great on any occasion. Let’s take a look at a few ways that you can elevate your style as a man in 2021.
Learn Your Palette and How to Match
This is the very foundation of style. If you know how to pick colors based on your skin tone and how to mix and match colors properly, you’ll be halfway to having impeccable style. First, you have to know which type of skin tone you have.
You first have to find out if you have a cool or warm skin tone. The easiest way to know this is to look at the veins through your wrist. If they have a green tint to them, it’s likely your skin tone is warm. If they appear blue or you can’t see them, then you have a cool skin tone.
Then you have your seasonal colors. These have nothing to do with your date of birth but are used to denote specific complexions. For instance, winters and summers will have cool undertones to their skin, while autumns and springs will have warm undertones to their skins. Winters and summers, however, will still have different tones as winters tend to be darker than summers.
This could be the subject for a whole article, but, if you want to get started, we suggest you check out a seasonal color chart online and find the best colors for your skin tone.
Learn How to Layer
This is probably the one single skill that will allow you to take your style to the next level. If you watch any well-dressed man, more often than not they are layering many pieces and doing it properly. One of the best ways to layer is to make sure that you go on a gradient. You go from the lightest to darkest color or from the busiest to the plainest pattern in any direction. You also have to make sure that every piece serves a function.
Learn How to Wear Sneakers
Sneakers are a staple in practically every man’s closet, but few know how to wear them properly. First, you have to make sure that you wear the right sneakers for your style. If you’re younger, we suggest you check out a few designer sneakers in addition to athletic brands. These will usually have better quality and will allow you to stand out.
If you don’t know where to start, we suggest you check out these Versace shoes. What’s great about Versace shoes and Versace, in general, is that they know how to do simple pieces while still staying in touch with the latest trends. They have models like their Chain Reaction sneakers that are for the more adventurous and understated models like the IIus that show more sophistication.
Sneakers can also be worn in formal settings. A shoe like the IIus in white would look great with a nice huge tapered dark-blue checkered suit pant, for instance. Don’t be afraid to go adventurous and add sneakers into your collection if you aren’t used to wearing them either.
Men’s style doesn’t have to be complicated. Just using these few tips should help you refine your style and build the foundation for a great wardrobe.