When it comes to dressing well, there are some rules and regulations to be followed to maintain a classy look. Both men and women should dress well not just women. As for men here are five quick tips to dress well.
1. Build a Solid Wardrobe Foundation
Rebuilding your wardrobe starts with a solid foundation.
You need to be careful enough to collect versatile, high-quality wardrobe staples that match well with almost anything. It is always better to keep basic items like white shirts, dark blue jeans, and grey sweaters stocked up. You want to build a basic wardrobe with clothes in neutral colors of white, grey, black, khaki, or navy. Items like these will serve as training wheels while you learn to get the basics right. They’ll also keep you safe and assured of not making mistakes when you don’t know how to match clothes yet. After you’ve built your foundation, you can add more eye-catching clothes to your garment collection, and you’ll always have items in your wardrobe to wear them with. Apart from clothes, the other basic wardrobe must-haves include black leather shoes, a black leather belt, and a solid watch. Make sure your watch is the right size and matches with your wrist.
2. Try New Things
When you’re developing your sense of style, you want to open your mind to new types of clothing and be open to trying out various new clothing styles. You should be comfortable trying things you would never have thought of wearing before. Maybe you should try wearing colored jeans instead of the old boring blue jeans. For a change, you can try business casual attire or even a suit instead of your usual casual clothes. Maybe you can try changing your sneakers for something more like loafers or maybe even a pair of dress shoes. You’d be amazed how great you could look in items that you previously thought “weren’t you.” Whether it is casual attire or an outfit for a black-tie event, you must learn to challenge yourself. You could even experiment with your hairstyles. Trying on everything and anything will teach you more about your style than all the style and fashion blogs combined.
3. Try to look effortless
A grown man shouldn’t look like he has spent hours meticulously orchestrating his outfit in front of a mirror. It’s best to look like you just grabbed some quality clothes out of your closet. You want to look impeccable while looking like you’re not making an effort to look good.
But that doesn’t mean you should look like you didn’t bother. Your clothes must still look good on you, and they must work together in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. And not just your clothes. Your hair, shoes, socks, and accessories like glasses, a leather belt, and wristwatch everything should have a casual yet stylish look. You still want to look like you know what you’re doing.
4. Respect the dress code
The perfect man will always consider the dress code of the place or event that they’re going, and they will dress accordingly. Depending on your lifestyle, you can probably go with a casual look for most occasions. If you’re just hanging out with friends, having a beer at your local pub, or going to a barbeque, you don’t need to show up in suit and tie. On the other hand, if you work in an office, you’ll probably have to wear a suit at times (if not all the time). If your friends are having a beach wedding, you should probably go for more casual wedding attire. You might leave your tie at home, and you could even come in open-toed shoes. However, if they’re saying their vows in a church, your summer wedding attire should be something more attractive. In most situations, you can probably figure it out. Just try and imagine the clothes all the other people will be wearing, and take it one step up. That way you’ll never be underdressed, but you’re safe from being too overdressed as well. But when in doubt, just call ahead and ask.
5. Be open to feedback
You may also have people in your life that will genuinely try to help you in figuring out what to wear, so be open to their advice. Consider the person from whom the advice is coming from and what sort of a thing they have to say. Usually, you can tell when criticism is genuine, or when someone is just trying to cut you down a few inches. People who provide sincere comments will usually be people that dress fairly well themselves. You should also listen to the women in your life, as they often are happy to give their honest feedback they can also be supportive.
You should dress to impress. But according to the place and function. Dressing well doesn’t mean that you should be overdressed in a casual party.