Published:  12:00 AM, 19 December 2016

Men's fashion tips

Men's fashion tips
Fashion tips for boys are as important as in the case of girls. When boys reach a certain age, their appearance starts to speak for them. How a boy dresses is a tell-tale sign of his level of maturity, intelligence and demeanor. A boy who displays his ill-concern for proper and neat attire will be judged as someone who is immature. Boys, you may think girls should be the only ones fussing over their appearance, but allow us to tell you that it is high time you ditch the complacent attitude and get updated. You will be able to discover new and exciting opportunities if you show that you are focused and reliable, words which people associate with well-groomed and sharply dressed boys.  Read onwards for a list of the top ten fashion tips for boys.

Ask for feedback: Talk to trusted friends and family who have a good eye for fashion, ask for their opinion on what looks good. The collective feedback will point you in the direction becoming a fashion conscious boy.  Take time to choose: Settling on the first couple of clothing items you see is not conducive to your style plan; you have to take the time to mull over your choices. Think about the ways the clothing item fits with your image and adheres to the clothes you already own. Time is precious and so this one is one of the major fashion tips for boys.  Dress for the Occasion: Pay attention to the dress code if any at parties. On certain occasions, you have to give extra time to select an outfit to keep up with the implied theme. For example, jeans and a T-shirt is not a good ensemble for a formal dinner party. Conversely, don't overdress for informal events, you will attract undesirable attention leading people to think that either you want to be fawned over or are nursing some insecurities.

Chic is in the shoes: One of the more important fashion tips for boys. Match the wrong shoe style with your outfit and people will notice. Decide to wear sneakers with tasteful apparel, and your stylishness will drop considerably. Throw out old and worn shoes that don't look good anymore, they cheapen your attire and cause people to assume negative things about you.  Small details enhance your outfit: Have some ideas to spruce up your ensemble? Great! Stylish scarves can infuse class, or alternatively, a nice tie can make you look smart.  Hip jewelry is also an option; modish is a sterling silver chain necklace. Exercise prudence for you doesn't want an accessory that diminishes the quality of your ensemble. Experiment with different styles: Rather than restricting yourself, you should be more open to exploring different styles. Attempt to mix and match until you find something new that you feel comfortable in. You will find changing your appearance can be uplifting and revitalizing.

Ignore trends and brand names: One is tempted to follow the latest trends in the hopes of being seen as chic but it may backfire as trends have a short span and change regularly.  Consequently, you end up with a lot of clothes unsuitable for a second wear. Avoid this problem by only selecting those clothing that has long-lasting value and a trendy appeal. You can embellish your old attire with a few fashionable accessories to look good. Buying brands are no guarantee you will look your best. The cost is also a key factor. Just calmly judge the validity of the purchase, keeping in mind that the brand is not the only value of the item.

Everything must fit: Don't wear clothes which do not fit you. Too large or too tight clothes may make you the butt of jokes at social gatherings. Always buy clothes that fit properly on your physical frame and compliment your shape and size.  Simplify your appearance: This is the most important of all fashion tips for boys. Unless you are a member of a music band or are a rapper yourself, keep your attire simple and neat. Don't overdo it with accessories, bright colors or wild prints. Find a way to stand out by working on a stylish, clean look, instead of depending on loud clothing and jewelry. A good watch or an interesting necklace will add subtle trendiness to your style. Always remember, watches do for men what pretty necklaces do for women.

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