Why mens style guide is so important? Because every man needs to look great and having a style guide will help you know what works and what doesnt!
These tips in this mens style guide will help you understand why you should wear what you wear.
Understatement is the key to great style. It draws people in, makes them want to learn more about you.
Small interesting details convey there are layers to you and often act as conversation starters.
Accessories are a great way to add special details, and adding a luxury accessory can really polish your look.
You can wear simple inexpensive jeans but add a luxury belt for great effect.
So let’s get into them!
Learning how to keep things simple is nt always easy! Once you have your basic style foundation layer, then it’s time to layer on the personality: your personal style.
This can be as simple as the shape of your glasses, or an antique watch.
Usually, one piece of interest in your style is enough like choosing colourful socks.
If you own a brand of obscure dark denim jeans keep the rest of the outfit simple. If you love rocking watches then wear them and keep the rest of your clothing basic.
It’s often hard but the simplest answer is usually the correct one.
There is no faster way to kill an outfit than to overdo it. Once you have your key statement, stick to it and repeat it. Turn it into your thing, but focus on one to two key statements.
People will remember just one thing about your style, so overdoing it is wasting your style and money.
If you can establish a strong foundation of basic casual attire, building your wardrobe becomes easier. From the basics, you can add in novelty or simply stick to the classics.
Nailing casual basics is easy, allow us to help guide you. This is a casual basic outfit guide for the modern man, it does not include suits and business dressing.
Once you have decided on your favorite shirt and pant styles (or fits) it is just a matter of putting the outfits together. Below is a simple guide to pairing the pieces.
A great under-used style option. This combo elongates the body making you appear taller and thinner by not cutting the body in half visually. Because it is a clean casual look, it is a great way to highlight favorite accessories like shoes or a great belt.
Stick with blues and neutrals while building your wardrobe foundation. You will have more outfitting options and the versatility will make you more confident when the time comes to add in color and pattern.
Tone-on-tone casual outfits are a great version of solid color outfits. The slight amount of difference in the color between a top and bottom can make a huge difference in the feeling of the outfit. Navy pants with a light blue shirt is a classic example of a tone-on-tone outfit. The options are endless, but shades of grey make for a very modern look.
Make sure the hue matches, for example all colors can have a warm or cool flare. If you wear blue make sure both blues are warm or both blues are cool (a cool blue will have a green or yellow cast and a warm blue will have a red, orange, pink or purple cast).
The easiest way to add color into your casual style. And by “color” we advise blue, olive, and burgundy. No neons or other colors you may be questioning.
Wear dark colors for a serious casual style – Deep jewel tones are great all year for men. Kings wore robes dyed in dark rich colors because they were rare and projected a sense of prestige. Today rich colors are not as rare but they still create the same sense of prestige.
The opposite of above, best done with jeans or classic colors. Olive green pants make a great option for this outfit, olive can be treated as a neutral.
Keep color grounded back to neutrals. This means wearing color on the top (shirt) and bottom (pants) can look busy or simply messy and uncoordinated if not done properly. It is best to match color tops to neutral bottoms, or color bottoms to neutral tops.
Often under-used, an example includes light chinos with a dark khaki top. Shades of grey can be a modern look that provokes a strong sense of casual style.
Dark wash and regular wash denim can be used as a neutral for most occasions – modern men have accepted denim into their daily routine. The more often we can naturally fit items into our lives, the more classic it becomes.
Similar to neutral combos, white is so versatile and classic it deserves its own category. This should be a staple look in every guys casual wardrobe. Be careful of white with black bottoms as the service industry has adopted this as their uniform. That is not to say you can not pull it off for more formal occasions or with a very casual look (e.g. white t-shirt or henley with black chinos).
Wear light colors for a happier, lighter attitude. The power of the solid white shirt may never truly be understood. Paired back to light color chinos or denim, a white shirt is one of the best-positive-attitude casual outfits the modern man can create.
Black goes with everything – or so they say. Often under-used is the black on top casual outfit. This is a must for every man, skin tone, and body type, you really can’t go wrong.
Pair black back to lighter color pants for a casual look. Darker bottoms will look more formal.
This is a primer for the next level of casual dressing, which adds in the novelty and interest. Often your accessories, like watches and belts, will do this task. When you need to step it up a notch pattern is a simple solution. Remember to start with the classics and then branch out. A simple dot is a great choice for this.
Stay away from plaid. This is a hard concept for most guys to grasp. Plaid is a trend and it is on a down cycle, overused, and on it’s way out. It is better to invest your money in prints, patterns, or large checks; which have more options to create your own casual style and do not look dated.
With millions of clothing options available style can be daunting. All too often guys are scared to take a style risk and continue to dress poorly. Like finances, style is not a life skill we learn in school.
The necessity of dressing well and having great style is as impactful as a great education. Like eating well and being financially savvy, style simply takes a little knowledge and a willingness to learn. And like any skill, the level of our knowledge today compounds our gains over a lifetime.
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