There were days it was impossible to talk about fashion and men in the same context. Days when men’s fashion was an industry devoid of participants. Days when men’s fashion was totally ignored and absent from all catwalks, but those days are long gone.
Today’s stylish trends have emerged to be more gender inclusive. However some men are still shy to embrace changing fashion trends.
There are however those who love standing out and making fashion statements. But what makes a man stylish? Is it in the accessories he chooses, his shoes, and his cologne? Well, while that’s part of it, style is really what you wear and how you carry yourself while wearing it.
It’s important to know that fashion choices express one’s personality traits; it also attracts certain people to you. According to Je’von Terrance owner of Terrance fashion line, what you choose to wear tells a lot about who you are and what you believe in.
One should therefore choose styles that match with one’s lifestyle and occupation. An engineer will have a different fashion style to a lawyer.
Choose what you will be comfortable in while working. Learn to build a wardrobe that enables you to express yourself with variety for many occasions - just make sure keep it “you” with your own touch.
Part of being a well-dressed man is the ability to take care of every detail of your dressing
Think about everything that you will wear and how it complements you. Make sure what you have on brings out the best in you. Some jeans might look chic on a friend but they might not necessarily work for you.
Everyone is uniquely different therefore not every fashion trend is going to look right on you. Maintain a nice cool hairstyle that goes well with your fashion sty Pick a hair style that complements it.
Whatever you choose, has to be a striking but natural on you. Your face needs to be also cleanly shaved.
Colour is not new in men’s wardrobes but it’s definitely in and great. Men should take in and celebrate the wide range of colour now available for them.
The Summer French fashion week last year marked the entry of pink in men fashion world making it the ‘new grey’. Pink like any bright colour brightens up a dull outfit making you look alive, bold and smart.
There is nothing wrong with showing off your love for colour as you pick out shirts and ties as these will go a long way in complementing your black and grey suits.
Almost every man looks good in some shade of blue so do not overlook the blue shirts. A white shirt is a man’s ‘must have’, you can wear it in formal attire or over a pair of worn out jeans while hanging out with friends.
Kimora Simonns is one of the most impressive fashion designers in the world and when it comes to accessories she reckons that one should select accessories that reflect his style.
Don’t get carried away by celebrity styles but take time and see whether the particular style can become your fashion trend or not.
The charm of clothing comes when they are teamed with the right accessories which contain multiple items like leather wallets and briefcase, sleek sunglasses, trendy belts, fragrance perfume, handkerchief, stylish scarf, hat, cufflink, just to mention a few.
Do not let the misconception that jewellery is reserved for women stop you from indulging in silver and gold accessories because now men are making their fashion statement in variety of bling. Watches are the single most important accessory a man can own.
Simonns suggests investing in one good watch that suits your lifestyle and taste.
A perfectly tailored black suit is something every man needs and it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. Worn with a right tie it gives that perfect look for a formal event or an interview. Have at least three ties.
Ties are great ways to express yourself. Just make sure your tie compliments your shirt, suit, sweater or whatever you will be wearing it with.
Christian Louboutin is famous for his trademark red soles shoes. He says that although not everyone wants to think about the shoes they wear, shoes tell a lot about you, so be sure to pick out the right ones depending on the weather and the outfit you have planned out for that day.
For the hot season there are funky leather sandals that are comfortable and boots are designed to make wet weather warm and fashionable.
Contrary to common misconception, great shoes don’t necessarily require laces. A fine pair of designer loafers will complement most suits perfectly. Remember to polish your shoes.
It is a fact that nothing spoils a stylish outfit like a pair of shoes that are dirty, past their prime or simply in need of a good polish. The official rule on socks is that they should match the colour of your trousers, though preferably not the exact same shade unless, of course, you are wearing black in which case it’s okay.
Looking good also entails taking care of your body so make sure you hit the local gym at least twice a week this will not only help you keep fit but it will allow you to step out looking great in sportswear or your worn out jeans.