There can be few things better than dressing sharply and catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, knowing you’re looking your best. However, for some men, finding that perfect look can be frustratingly elusive. If you have trouble buying clothes but desperately want to change your overall look, below are some tips that might help.
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Ask for help
One of the most common reasons why buying clothes can be a minefield for men is the fact they are often hesitant to ask for help or advice. However, it’s worth remembering that assistants in shops are there for a reason, and most will be more than happy to give their input if you just ask. Learning to ask for advice will make the challenge of clothes shopping considerably easier than managing it alone.
Know your size
Take some time to measure your physical dimensions so you at least know the size you should wear. Sure, sometimes the allure of that oversized hoodie will prove too strong, but downsizing your clothing will normally result in a leaner, more styled look.
Remember the value of accessories
The concept of accessorizing likely brings to mind female fashion, but, in truth, there are a great many small touches you could make to your look via accessories that can add considerable style. For example, a striking scarf, socks, or belt can offset dramatically against plain base colors and lend a different look to an otherwise bland outfit. Also, don’t forget the idea of adding jewelry to complete the look.
Modern men’s jewelry comes in a huge range of styles, fabrics, and materials that can be both striking and classy – for example, Newman Bands produce a range of attractive rings in simple styles that shout sophistication and individuality.
Limit your use of color
Most of us like to make a statement – and colorful clothing is one of the easiest ways to do just that – but unless you have a solid understanding of color psychology and theory, you could be courting the prospect of a fashion disaster. As a rule, if you want to err on the side of caution, avoid trying to mix and match colors.
Buy the right shape of jeans
Good jeans are a fashion staple for most males, and if you buy a quality pair in the right shape, jeans can be the base layer of almost any outfit to give a huge variety of looks – from formal to casual. As a general rule, you’re best to buy a pair in the slim tapered shape that will allow ample space around the thigh for comfort but that narrow neatly towards the feet. This style works with both formal and non-formal shoes and can be worn with a casual coat or blazer/suit jacket for the greatest versatility. Also, you’re normally best to go with plain, dark colors that will fade and change over time the more you wear them.