Fashion is a topic that preoccupies men more and more these days. They have realized that looking good is not a department that the ladies have exclusive control over. A sense of fashion is an asset in every aspect of a man’s life: business, personal and social.
While there are still some that will try to fight it, the reality is that a well-dressed man will get a second look. Personality is important, but no one takes a quick look at you and says, “Wow — check out the sense of humor on that guy.”
In today’s world, to stay one step ahead, it’s important to look your best. That means developing your own sense of style. For a lot of men, that’s a scary thought. But fear not, I’m here to guide you through it.
1- Listen to the experts
I’ve met far too many men who have gone through life having their style dictated to them by their mothers, then by their girlfriends, and then by their wives. There are also those men who escaped the trap of wearing someone else’s style only to find themselves with no style whatsoever.If you’ve never taken a shot at creating your own style, a good place to start is with the experts. Pick up a copy of a men’s fashion magazine Instead of flipping straight to the sports editorial or the babe of the month, check out the fashion section.
Read a few articles and you’ll soon find that you’ve picked up most of the basic rules: don’t wear light socks with dark shoes, always match your shoes with your belt, never wear anything too tight.
While you’re checking out those mags, check out the ads that you usually skip over. They’ll give you a good idea of where the trends are heading. Which brings us to tip two…
2- Get with the trends
Fashion is all about evolving style. What’s in, what’s out. What’s new, what’s pass. What’s hot, what’s not. But put all those clichs aside and being stylish is about looking good. It’s also about knowing what to wear right now.
But with trends changing faster than you can say fashion faux pas, how can men be expected to keep up?
A good place to start is to take a look at popular artists from the music, movie and TV industries. Look around for trendsetters and take some tips from them. In particular, check out what they wear during awards shows and adapt it to your style.
The clothes worn by the actors on TV shows like The OC , Las Vegas and most daytime soaps (ask your girlfriend about these) are generally good examples of what is acceptable dress.
If you’ve flipped through all the fashion mags, watched TV, tried wandering down the streets, and have still come up empty, you will never go wrong emulating the threads of celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, and Will Smith.
Save that old shirt & show some attitude…