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When it comes to fashion and style, men always seem to get the short end of the stick. They are either ignored, expected not to care too much about their appearance or are called on to participate in ridiculous trends (like last summer's romphim fiasco lol). But what about the guy who just wants to look clean, stylish and comfortable? I got you! Read on to see how it could all be so simple...
10 Style Tips for Men
Spend vs Save: Invest in classics, save on trends. Classics last for a long time, trendy items barely last six months before they go out of style.
18 and Up: Buy the best suit you can affford, non-running shoes and a bag for your stuff that doesn't look like you will be late for class or the gym.
Details Count: It's the small things that count- wear a watch and set yourself apart from everybody else in the room and join the stylish elite who understand the importance of a watch. Also learn how to properly tie a tie and your dress shoes. Oh, and buy some dress socks!
Identify Your Style Twin: Whose style do you admire? It can be an athlete- Dwayne Wade, Cam Newton... A celeb- Diddy or Fab? Or even a fictional character like Nino Brown and Stringer Bell... It could be a random blogger or person you follow on Instagram. Just find someone and figure out what it is about their style that you admire and see how you can adapt it for yourself.
Level Up: Purge your closet and get rid of ill fitting, out of date clothing, items with stains on them and anything with logos, graphics or crazy prints. Save some for home and the gym, but please not too many.
Fit is Everything: Go to the store and try on a shirt and a pair of pants that you think is your size, but take one size up and one size down with you. Yes, you will try on 6 items of the same thing and your body will thank you for it. Eat before you go and bring water in case you get overwhelmed lol
Upgrade Your Chill: Your girl called and told me she's tired of seeing the same holey boxers and undershirt and not only that, but she's ready to burn those baggy shapeless shorts that you take out the trash in, go to the gym in, Netflix and chill in, play video games and sleep in. You can do better...
Develop a Unique Style: Shop at vintage and thrift stores, consignment shops, and know the difference between all three. Incorporate one piece into your outfit and this way nobody can bite your style- even if you are wearing a pair of Jordan's. Also invest in a tailor or slide your grandmother a couple of dollars to help you alter an item of clothing.
Subtle Swaps: Start off slow, building up your wardrobe of classic essentials first and then start easing into trends. Don't drastically switch your whole style in the middle of the week. Start with something simple like wearing casual boots with your polo shirt and jeans instead of your standard tennis shoes. Swap out your ratty old zip up hoodie for a fresh jacket, and keep evolving your style into something that you are proud of and comfortable with.
Confidence is Key: It's so cliche', but for good reason- you have to have the confidence to rock anything or you will always look out of place, uncomfortable and the opposite of stylish. So step out in your new pants that fit you well and don't forget to smile!
I know that's a lot to take in but to sum it all up: invest in classics, wear a watch, buy a good bag, pay attention to fit, learn where to shop, buy new underwear, chill on the logos, find a style twin and ease into your new look. I have a couple of picks that you can browse through below and I have a whole page that you can use as a shopping guide here.
Still have questions? Leave it in the comments or email me!
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