7 Lessons In Men’s Style
Men’s fashion can be difficult to keep up with but you can learn a lot of lessons from the fashion mistakes and triumphs of others. So, with that in mind – here are a few of them:
- Suits should be slim fitting
According to Fashionbeans when it comes to suits they should be slim fitting – the jacket should hug your shoulders, it should be slim in the body and cover your bottom. The trousers should also be slim – not skinny – and go for a slight break that perhaps shows some sock when walking or sitting.
- There is a fine line between dressing down and just looking lazy
When Zayn Malik got papped wearing this outfit Esquire claimed that, ‘There’s dressing like a cool guy who knows he doesn’t need to wear a suit to look stylish, and then there’s being lazy. Zayn’s sweat-heavy look veers a little too far towards the latter end of the spectrum.’ While gymwear as daywear has become increasingly popular for both men and women over the last year or so, you need to be careful with this on-trend style because it can quickly look like you are just being lazy.
- Clothing should never be too tight
There is a big difference between slim fit and far too tight. Clothes that are too tight can end up looking like you have bought clothing that is several sizes smaller than it should be and ultimately you will be incredibly uncomfortable. Likewise, go the opposite way and buy clothing that is too baggy and it will swamp you. The fit of your clothing makes all the difference to your style and determines whether an outfit looks good or not.
- Don’t be afraid to change up your hairstyle
Trying out new hairstyles can completely change your entire look – so step out of your comfort zone and ask for more than the usual trim. Maybe grow it out and try out the man bun, shave it all off or add a splash of colour.
- Less is more
You don’t need to go over the top to have a style – sometimes less is actually more. Keep your outfit simple and then include a statement piece that really stands out among the rest. Think of a slim floral tie on dark-toned suit or one of these jackets from 11 Degrees clothing – with a patterned bobble hat.
- Give basics a personal twist
Jeans are a staple piece in every wardrobe but they also come in a wide range of styles and colours. Whether you would like them to be distressed, ripped, rolled up, slim fit, black or blue – there are plenty of ways to give these basics a personal twist. Similarly, look for a jumper that can show off your personality – such as one that is quirky but in a more subtle way.
- Accessories are essential
Accessories will make or break an outfit – there are some you most definitely should not wear – such as too many rings or too many bracelets. And then there are others you most definitely should – ties, bow ties, pocket squares, belts and scarves will all make a smart outfit even smarter.