5 Style Tips Every Guy Should Know22 Mar 2017, Posted by Style in
Men’s fashion has effortlessly slipped into the mainstream consciousness over the past few decades. Gone are the days of the hairy chested swinger with his leisure suit and gold chains that would make Mr. T proud.
Thankfully, we’ve come over the metrosexual hump and have settled comfortably into a hybrid where it’s still acceptable to be a man with a sense of style. Sure, there have always been those guys who exude coolness from every fiber of their being. For that fortunate minority, a pair of footie pajamas would be as appropriate as a stylish button up shirt.
The majority of the men out there fall somewhere in between. It might seem like a daunting task to keep yourself stylish but in actuality it’s really just as simple as anything else if you make a concerted effort.
Women tend to notice a confident, put together man more than the guy who is comfortable in his stained comfy jeans.
Let’s face it, men want to do what they can to attract women. Women tend to notice a confident, put together man more than the guy who is comfortable in his stained comfy jeans. That little bit of style tells the world that you care about the small details and projects an image of self confidence and success.
So, how can you go about adding a little bit of style into your repertoire without turning yourself into someone you’re not? It’s actually pretty simple and as easy as adding a few things to your routine (and wardrobe).
Women love shoes. For anyone out there who’s been alive long enough to be around women, you know this is the truth. It’s such a huge part of who they are that there are whole blogs devoted to the latest and greatest in footwear for the ladies.
Most guys are utilitarian with their shoes. We have shoes that fit our needs: exercise, work, casual and sandals. While we’re not against putting on your most comfortable old shoes and grabbing a few beers with the boys, there’s also a time and place where you will need another option.
Find a stylish and comfortable pair of shoes or boots that you can wear with a pair of jeans or with something more formal. You’ll be surprised at how women will notice a man wearing a nice pair of shoes. For about the price of the newest Xbox One game, you can get a pair of shoes that will help you get noticed and maybe play with more than just a videogame next Saturday night.
Simplicity is Key
You don’t want to overdo things when it comes to upgrading your style. This is not the time to become a peacock with something totally ridiculous and out of character. A clean pair of jeans, your (new) stylish shoes and a simple single color pocket t can go a long way. Add a blazer to your look for something a little more formal yet still stylishly casual.
You want to make sure that your clothes fit your body well. You can have the most fashion forward shirt from the hottest new designer and if it doesn’t fit right, you might as well go in a tank top and sandals.
What is the right fit you might ask? That’s a great question. Many guys either wear clothes that are too big or too tight. You want your clothes to hug the contours of your body without looking like they’re stretching to fit your shape. If it feels too tight it probably is. This is a subtle change, but one that you’ll be very happy with the end result. Men that feel they are looking good project more confidence. This is a very simple way to leave your house feeling great.
Get Into Shape
Getting in shape and healthy has more than just style benefits. Your health and well being are huge factors to your own sense of self and confidence. Another side benefit to being in shape is that your clothing will fit better.
Men’s clothing is tailored to have more room in the shoulders and chest area and less fabric in the midsection.
If your belly takes up more fabric than your chest and shoulders, you’re going to have a harder time finding clothing that is flattering. We’re not saying you need to look like a professional model or that you can’t find clothing that fits well, but you have a better chance of finding a better fit if you’re in shape than not.
How do you Smell?
One of the most powerful imprinting tools that helps create memories is our sense of smell. Walking into Nona’s kitchen to the powerful smell of a home cooked holiday feast will stick with you until you’re an old man. Just a hint of that smell and you’re instantly transported back to the six year old version of you.
Smelling good is probably the easiest way to add some style to your routine. Women will notice this too and if you want to make a good first impression, make sure you are clean and smell great. There’s a reason why Bed Bath and Beyond is a multi million dollar company and it’s not because of their selection of blenders.
The Devil is in the Details
It’s the little things that matter most. This is more than just the tagline for the next big romantic comedy. For men, it’s the subtle accents that make all the difference. You can accomplish more in a white t-shirt and jeans if you have a stylish belt and shoes than if you were in a fancy suit.
Want to add a splash of color to your routine but a bright green shirt isn’t your style? You can be adventurous with a colorful pair of socks. This is your chance to be a little quirky, don’t be afraid of the multi colored polka dots since your socks are a way to showcase your personality while still looking put together.
These tips are easy and fairly cost effective ways to add a bit of style into your daily routine. We bet that the extra attention you receive from being put together will contribute to your confidence and satisfaction with your life. Take a chance and embrace change. Don’t worry, your favorite pair of ratty sweatpants will still be there on those lazy Sunday evenings.