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16 Effective Style Tips to Elevate Your Fashion

Each piece of clothing tells something about who you are.

There are no rules, only maybe some guidelines.

Your choices and style should complement your lifestyle, remember style is not just about clothes it’s about lifestyle.

You can follow trends and styles or just be who you are and wear that what makes you feel comfortable.

You can read the books and get some tips, but in the end, it is who you are what decides what ends up in your wardrobe.

1. Always Try a Simplistic Approach When it Comes to Fashion

Remember the saying ‘ less is more ‘ it definitely applies in this context if You want an outfit that looks great on you That’s great but make sure to not overdo it.

Subtle things subconsciously affect the ultimate outcome like wearing too many pieces of jewelry or more than three colors in an outfit can really spoil the look.

It is hard for many people to pull many items together and looks great. Don’t make the outfit you wear too complicated unless you are confident in your dressing skills.

2. Go Clean and Minimal – Stop Wearing Things with Prints, Graphics, and too Many Details

Skeleton Graphic t-shirt

Avoid things like graphic tees, college shirts, button up shirts with embroidery and overly washed jeans.

Graphics and over embellishment are associated with young guys. Going clean and solid makes you look a lot more refined and mature.

Solid white, black, gray t-shirts. Dark indigo raw jeans. Solid suits (for now) if you need to wear one, gray and navy are classic and timeless. Don’t venture out into glen plaids or stripes just yet.

Don’t get me wrong here, Contrast works — but you need to balance. Blue pants and yellow shoes? Great! It might work But then wear a plain white tee. Don’t wear a yellow shirt and look like a someone who is trying really hard to look like a clown. No offense to clowns though:P

If you want to be noticed more, I recommend to wear one color and keep the rest neutral. You can choose a shape color (e.g. red, orange, violet) to highlight your outfit.

Then match it with white, grey or black color. Trust me, these three colors go well with everything. They will help your chosen color stand out but not looking messy.

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3. Never Underestimate the Power of Details 

The last thing on is usually the first thing noticed. So mind the details instead of throwing together the main parts of your outfit. “Details” can include a scarf, a subtle bracelet, or the way you tie your tie knot.

If you don’t have the clothing budget to support a new wardrobe every few months, don’t worry about fashion and instead focus on style—defining it for yourself and “owning” it.

4. Forget About Trends 

Beware of buying something just because it’s “in style” right now – stick to what you truly like.

A lot of people rush to get in on the latest trend and end up with a bunch of clothes they don’t wear.

It’s better to learn to build a versatile and timeless wardrobe first – then bring in your own twists with some of the new fashion once you get the hang of the basics.

This one simple tip will save you so much money

5. Don’t Go After the Brand Names 

Before you decide to purchase an item, ask yourself – if you are buying it simply because of the brand name or because you love the quality and the actual product itself.

Ask yourself,

“Would I buy this if there was no logo on it?”

Money can buy you fashion but not style, So one should aspire for timeless elegant styles.

Before you decide to purchase an item, ask yourself if you are buying it simply because of the brand name or because you love the quality and style.

6.Continually Cultivate Your Image 

Invest more time and money into your image. Cultivate your fashion sense. Fashion blogs or magazines can really benefit one’s sense to the style.

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But on the flip side make sure to – Follow “fashion” less and personal style more. Style is what makes you an individual and it’s Who you are that makes you attractive to other people and differentiates you as well.

Following “fashion” simply makes you one of the herd and one-dimensional. It doesn’t matter if your style is conservative, clean cut, or way, way casual. Whatever it is, own it and present yourself proudly.

Style is not about being different, its about knowing what looks good on you and what doesn’t.Simplicity, elegance, and attention to details are the key ingredients of a stylish person

7. Consider Your Personality – It Should Play a Vital role

You don’t have to force yourself to be anything you’re not, and it’s very important that your clothes accentuate who you really are.

Just make sure that you’re not wildly inappropriate or projecting an image that doesn’t do you justice. Wanting to dress well does not mean that you suddenly have to pay a whole lot of attention to fashion or be aware of all the trends.

Dressing well also doesn’t mean that you have to follow a lot of rules for tailoring and “what every well-dressed man should have”.

You shouldn’t have to worry just because you don’t have a classic button-down oxford shirt in your closet.If you have a casual, quiet, no-nonsense personality,

it’s perfectly acceptable to have a simple wardrobe with just a few, well made, basic items.If you have a dramatic personality that likes to make a statement, it would make sense to have that reflected in your clothes.

Just exercise a little restraint to make sure you don’t go overboard.

8. Stay Well Groomed

Now, this goes without saying, but being well groomed is a massive boost to your style.it can give you a huge confidence boost.

Your hairstyle is the most important as it will probably be the first thing that people see when they look at you, so you have to give off the right impression.

9. Experiment with style  

The only way you’ll really learn, is if you go out there and try new things. I make an effort to try something completely out of my comfort zone whenever I’m at a store – many times you’ll end up loving something you never thought you would.

If you make mistakes, life goes on. So many guys are afraid to express themselves through their style, don’t be one of them. Check out our article on how to put an outfit together

10. Ask for real feedback

Most of your friends and family aren’t going to go out of their way to tell you what looks bad. You have to ask for it. In fact, ask anyone and everyone you trust to tell you the truth. Ask your hairstylist, ask your best friend, ask your mother!

11. Make Sure the Fit is on Point Single Everytime

Dress according to your physique. Proper fitting is a must.

Be comfortable – Never sacrifice dressing comfortably over a clothing you can’t even move in.

The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits perfectly.

A man buttoning up a white shirt

Many guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body but without being too tight.

Buying clothes that fit will solve 90% of your style problems Once you get fit down, it’s easy to buy things that look good or explore new styles. Guys tend to buy clothes that are too large (rather than too small).

Most of the time because they feel like it’s more comfortable. It ends up looking sloppy,

All you need to know about how clothes should fit you can be seen by looking at how it’s put together.

You Can Find the Mens Clothing Fit Guides Here 

12. Layering Basics 

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Men must know how to overlap cotton and wool in the most appropriate manner. Generally, the winter season is chilly so you must know how to wear the right clothes.

Cotton must be worn close to your body because the fabric is lightweight and breathable.

Wool – on the other hand, must be worn outside due to its heat-retaining properties. It could be a jacket, sweater or overcoat. While cotton passes both heat and moisture, wool absorbs moisture.

So, this means you can wear wool socks and knitted wool or cashmere hat.

If it gets too cold outside, which it will surely do, make sure that you are wearing 100% cotton underwear, a dress shirt, wool trousers, wool jacket, and wool overcoat.

13. Shoes are an Important Part of Your Outfit

Shoes can make or break an outfit, so if you can only get one thing in your wardrobe right, let it be your shoes.

Our suggestion: Go with a pair of chukka boots — you can dress them up or down depending on the look you’re going for.

14. Socks can Mess your Outfit

One more thing that most men do not realize is how important their sock choice can be.

This is almost as important as the color tie you are wearing. As a rule of thumb, generally speaking, it’s best to use a sock color that will now overpower the color of your suit.

Some people like to have really “loud” socks which are totally fine as well but you have to be mindful of what setting you will be in so that you do not look cause people not to pay attention to you but to the color of your socks.

15. Sneakers

Sneakers may not be everyone’s choice. However, you must know that these are very comfortable and are all-purpose shoes for the modern city man.

So,

it’s time for you to race up your sneaker game and get yourself a pair of trendy sneakers that you can wear to the park or for a happy hour or a casual evening outing with friends.

You can also add a pop of color to give yourself that casual, yet classy look.

16. List of Basics ( Only the Quintessential ones)

Just start with a solid, versatile, classic base. Here are some essential stuff that you should include in your wardrobe 

  • Dark Charcoal suit (if needed for work)
  • White t-shirt
  • Dark indigo raw jeans
  • Khaki Chinos
  • White leather sneakers

To all the men out there! There is nothing more irresistible than a man staying true to his intrinsic style.

Each of us has a distinctive style statement and the best way of dressing up immaculately is to understand your physique and dress up accordingly.

Suits, smart shirts and ripped jeans, casual shirts, blazers!

Whatever you choose, make sure you don’t look sloppy in it! 🙂

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