Styling tips for men

Published On: August 30, 2019 11:50 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It might seem like men don’t have as many options as women when it comes to dressing up and styling themselves but that doesn’t you can’t experiment with your looks and come up with your own signature styles. You might not be ready to go the Ranveer Singh way but we encourage you to step a little out of your comfort zone and pay more attention to what you are wearing and how it makes you feel. Here are some ways to get started.

Get the fit right 
You might find baggy shorts and oversized t-shirts comfortable but resist the urge to go out wearing these clothing items. It might be sweltering outside but you don’t have to dress sloppily to be comfortable. Clothes that fit right can be as comfortable as loose jammies and t-shirt if not more. Also, avoid baggy jeans. You want to avoid having to pull up your jeans every two seconds. They should keep themselves up without a belt. They should also not pool around your ankles. When buying clothes, don’t opt for a size too big thinking it will shrink or it will work just fine. It won’t. Get into the habit of trying on clothes before you buy them rather than just looking at it to see if it fits. If it doesn’t fit well, don’t buy it. 

Level up your footwear
It’s very tempting to wear running shoes all the time but you have got to explore other options. Invest in good quality shoes in various styles and learn to use your footwear to the match vibe you are going for. A pair of good quality leather shoes is one of the best investments you can make. It’s durable and all that’s required to maintain it is light cleaning. You could get a pair each in black, brown, and beige and you will be sorted for all kinds of formal wear. Your footwear says a lot about you. It can make or break a look so pay special attention to it. 

Invest in good accessories
Accessories are subtle and minor additions to your outfit but they are nevertheless very important. And the good thing is that there is actually a vast array of accessories that you can choose from. From belts to hats and bags to scarves, there are just so many things you can use to personalize your outfit. When you accessorize your look, you could be wearing the same thing as another person but you will look completely different and make your own statement as well. A watch is an easy way to add some coolness and panache to your look.

Think quirky 
This is where you start channeling your inner Ranveer Singh. Like we said, you don’t have to go all out and start wearing a flamboyant jacket with sequins or a skirt but you could start by buying bright socks with popping prints and unique hats. You could also get personalized cuff links or tiepins that don’t look like the regular ones you often opt for. Think logos of football and cricket teams or even your favorite superhero or Star Trek character. 

Try something new
You could be styling yourself right but a lot of times you invariably end up doing the same thing over and over again and that tends to take away from your style statement. You have to sometimes try something new and different to change your style game a bit whenever you can. Use ‘The Swap Trick’. It’s a way of introducing something into your wardrobe – a new trendy piece, a new color you thought you could never wear, or an item of clothing you never considered before – gradually. If you find yourself wearing chinos and plain oxford shirts to work every day, you could try swapping the plain shirts for checkered or striped ones or opt for linen pants instead of chinos. The idea is to not stick to any one particular style only.  

Go for a clean look
When in doubt, steer clear of graphics, logos, and wild prints on any kind of clothing. Whenever you wear a logo or graphic t-shirt, you either look like you’re in college, or are wearing clothes that you have had since college days. Solid colors make you look refined and more serious. Invest in some basic t-shirts in solid neutral colors and you are well equipped for a clean, sleek look for all occasions. You can pair a t-shirt with a jacket to quickly change a casual outfit into a semi formal one. It’s really that simple.

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