Here are some tips to help you dress better and look more put together.
Spend Money on Shoes
Timelessness is about simplicity, and all the more so with your footwear. The color, the pattern, the style, or the sole – you don’t want it too funky. Anything funky may look good now but will look strange with time.
Go for classic styles such as brogues, loafers, or a pair of Derby shoes. It’s the shape of the toe that really matters, and the round shape never goes out of fashion. Pointy toes or square toes look obviously impractical. Nobody has feet shaped like that!
Keep Accessorising To A Minimum
Accessories like ties and pocket squares bring out your individuality. However, be careful how you use them. Juxtaposing them entirely is not a bad idea. What you don’t want is to match them.
When it comes to curating shirt and tie combinations, wear your tie or pocket square in a darker shade than your jacket. And don’t overdo the accessories either – if in doubt, think less is more and take one element away. You’re aiming for an air of nonchalance. You just need one point of interest.
There are few things less fashionable than a man dressed as he thinks he should dress rather than how he genuinely wants to dress. There are caveats, of course – there are no prizes for dressing like a rodeo clown unless you actually are one. But whatever you’re wearing, you have to own it. True style icons are those who go their own way and are confident about what they wear.
Dress For The Setting
Style is not only about self-expression; it’s also about being dressed appropriately for the setting. Consider clothes as being codes – you need the right combination to work with the environment you’re in and that’s whether it’s a formal dinner or a lazy afternoon in the pub.
The worst style is one that is out of place. Is this a kind of conformity? No, it’s a mark of respect for others, and about feeling comfortable with yourself. When in doubt, overdress and go for classic looks that you are sure of.