Being confident is very important to success, both in your personal and professional life. In fact, stats show that situations you are confident in, are ones you are most likely to succeed in. However, having self-confidence is something that many people struggle with from time to time.
Thankfully, there are a variety of things you can do to increase your confidence and how you feel about yourself. One thing, in particular, is to be happy with how you look. How you dress and accessorize can affect everything from your mood to your self-esteem and even your confidence. With that in mind, it is important to care about and put thought into how you dress. With that in mind, this article is going to look at 5 tips that all guys can use to take their outfits to the next level.
Don't be scared of accessories
While many may think accessories are only for girls, that is not the case at all. In fact, all you have to do is see Tom Brady's watch collection to see how great accessories can be for men, too. While many of us don't need watches to tell the time anymore, they can still be a timeless addition to any outfit.
However, watches aren't the only accessory worth checking out. Wearing sunglasses, beanies, rings, and even bracelets can all have their place depending on the outfit. Of course, be sure not to overdo it with a ton of bracelets, watches, necklaces and earrings, but a few tasteful pieces with the right clothing can go a long way in making you look great.
Getting the right fit
Your clothes can be as high quality and as expensive as possible, but if they don't fit, they simply will not look good. Nearly all of your style problems will likely be solved by simply wearing clothes that fit. Even a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt can look incredible if they fit you right. When clothes don't fit right, they can throw your proportions all out of whack.
If clothing is too big, it doesn't show off the curves and contours of your body. But if it is too tight, it can be unflattering in all the wrong places. Oftentimes men will wear clothing too big for their bodies because it is comfortable or they don't really know the size of clothing that they should be wearing.
Take inspiration from others
If you are like most guys, you simply don't know where to start when it comes to improving your wardrobes or how you dress. If you are a little lost, one of the best things to do is take inspiration from others. Now, this person doesn't need to be a friend, family member, or that well-dressed guy at the office. The internet is full of blogs, Instagram pages, and forums all about men's fashion. These feature thousands of different photos and albums all about inspiring other users. No matter what your tastes or wants are out of a wardrobe, you are sure to be able to find someone who can offer you some inspiration. While you don't need to copy their outfits exactly, simply seeing someone wearing clothes you like can be enough to inspire you to dress better.
Utilize color in your outfit
If you were to walk down the street and look at what most guys were wearing, it is often a mix of black, white, brown, beige or grey. While these colors can look great and should be a part of many outfits, they are also quite safe. Instead of only dressing in safe neutral tones for every outfit, don't be scared to use a little bit of color. Now while using a bit of color within your outfit is great, you often want to avoid too much color. You don't want to look like a bag of skittles. Generally, if your pants are bright and colorful, your shirt should be fairly muted, or vice versa. Shoes and accessories should also generally be quite neutral and it is best to only have a piece or two of your outfit contain a lot of colors. However, clothing is all about expressing yourself, so experiment away!
Look for quality materials and fabrics While many men might be reluctant to spend a lot of money on clothes, they should really rethink this philosophy. See, many men will buy a ton of clothing at cheap prices that doesn't last more than a month. Instead of buying 5 $10 low-quality shirts, buy 1 $50 high-quality shirt. Sure, you won't have the same variety, but the materials and fabrics will last a ton longer and could look good for years, as well as be more comfortable.
Now, this doesn't mean your entire wardrobe should be Gucci or other expensive/high-quality clothing but don't be afraid to pay a little more for a nice pair of jeans or a nice hoodie. When it comes to clothing, quality over quantity is always the name of the game. You should look for fabrics that stand the test of time and can get through the wear and tear you put it through. We hope that this blog post has been able to help you take your style to the next level. While lots of guys think having great style just isn't in the books for them, but that isn't the case. With the right knowledge, every guy can look great!
The writer is a freelancer
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