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How to Step Up Your Fashion Game

In Fashion
January 28, 2021
How to Step Up Your Fashion Game

While there are dozens of women’s fashion magazines, it can be hard to find men’s fashion advice. As a result, many men wind up in a fashion rut by wearing the same old clothes and style as they did in high school. As a grown man, you don’t necessarily want to get mistaken for a high schooler. 

Here are some recommendations to up your game without breaking the bank: 

Don’t be afraid to accessorize

Accessorizing can take a simple look to the next level. Whether it be a hat, a scarf, or big face watches, you can pull the simplest look together with an accessory piece. Even your eyeglasses can step up your image.  

That being said, different seasons can lend themselves to different accessories. During the winter, your accessories should prepare you for the cold in addition to helping you look good–a warm, knit hat can keep you warm and stylish. Although you may want to remove pieces from your look during the summer as you try to keep cool, practical pieces like sunglasses or belts come in handy. 

Make sure your clothes fit

Whether too big or too small, wearing the wrong size clothes can look incredibly awkward. Depending on the fit, you can either look like a little kid trying on their dad’s clothes, or like someone who accidentally shrunk their clothes in the wash. 

By tailoring ill-fitted clothes, you can greatly improve your look. Even a $50 outfit from the

department store that you had tailored can look better than a $500 high-end designer outfit that

fits wrong. 

Keep it simple

Build a wardrobe of classic staple pieces. These pieces can seamlessly be swapped in and out of outfits. By wearing simple pieces without logos or graphics, you can dress more your age and look more mature. Don’t overlook the importance of neutral, simple pieces: don’t underestimate a simple t-shirt. White, gray, and black shirts with a pair of dark wash jeans can create a classic look. 

Try to establish a simple, classic wardrobe before branching out into developing your own personal style. It’ll be easier once you have a canvas to build upon. The best thing about a classic wardrobe is that it will never go out of style. 

Notice what everyone else is wearing

Keep an eye out for how other guys are dressing. It’s alright to be inspired by how others are dressing. If you notice someone wearing a jacket that strikes your fancy, go ahead and ask them where they got it. Instagram influencers can be your friend when it comes to fashion. Whether business casual or sportswear, there are looks out there waiting for you to try out. 

It can be uncomfortable to try out a new style, but if you see other people rocking a certain style, it may encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. Surrounding yourself with people who have a like-minded sense of style can encourage you to maintain your newfound image. 

Buy the best quality for your budget

Why invest in a fashionable wardrobe if it’s not going to last you? Quality pieces will last longer and look better. While certain high-end brands might not be in your budget, you can still find sustainable or quality pieces within your budget. 

If you don’t know how to tell the difference between quality clothing, visit a high-end clothing store and experience the clothes for yourself. Touch the cashmere compared to a knit sweater. If possible, go ahead and try on the sweater to feel the difference firsthand. 

Consider how you are taking care of your clothes. While dry cleaning may be an extra step in your errands, it can help extend the life wear of your favorite sweater or khakis. 

As you can see, there are easy ways to step up your fashion game without breaking the bank. However, don’t forget: men’s fashion is all about having fun. You should enjoy how you look, and it should make you feel confident.