While most men like to look as good as possible, many flinch at the idea of the shopping experience and often struggle like a fish out of water trying to work out what goes with what.
If you find it difficult to decide what clothing suits you best and have problems when it comes to making fashion choices, below are a few tips that might help.
Improve your fashion sense with magazines, websites, videos, etc
Just like all other areas of life, if you want to improve your skills with fashion and gain a better sense of style, you first have to increase your knowledge. In today’s media-rich age, with countless TV channels and the internet, there’s no excuse for not doing at least a little research to learn what’s on-trend and what might work best for you. Better yet, indulging in this type of content will likely also let you see other types of fashion accouterments you may not have otherwise considered. For example, rings are very much back in fashion again, and with a little searching online, you could find a style that suits you – like the Tungsten Rings at NewmanBands.com.
Know your size
As a starting point, you should at least have a clear idea of your size and measurements to help you pick the right shoes, shirts, jackets, etc. If you’re not sure of your dimensions, check online for guides on how to take your measurements or, better yet, go to a store and ask an assistant to help you. While it might seem less hassle just to default to large and extra-large sizes, clothes that fit you and your shape will look a lot tidier and more stylish.
Be wary of shopping for bright colors and patterns
While you don’t want to dress in just dull, drab colors, you should be wary of mixing and matching too many colors or patterns unless you have at least a basic understanding of color theory. Even the most skilled fashion designer can struggle when trying to pair overbearing colors or styles, so you should try to limit how many of these designs you buy.
Buy the best quality you can afford
Most people like a bargain, but you should still look to purchase the best quality clothing you can afford. Put side by side, if you compare a tailored suit to one bought at an outlet store, you’ll immediately notice the difference small design features and materials can make. Cheap clothing often looks exactly that – cheap – so try to buy the best your wallet can stretch to.
Look after your clothes
No matter how much you splurge on quality clothes, if you don’t look after them well, they will soon start to look old and worn. Taking care of your clothes will add longevity and save you from having to replace items early.
Choose the right outfit
As a starting point, you should always ensure you dress appropriately for the occasion. For example, if you’re going out, think about where you’re going and what other people are likely to be wearing so you fit in better. Also, when it comes to work, look around and check out what your superiors wear. While you don’t want to end up a carbon copy of your bosses, ‘borrowing’ a few elements of their style can help you blend in better and feel (and look) more part of a team.