- Right fit – The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body – without being tight. Bad fit is an epidemic, cure yourself.
- Keep it simple – You want a wardrobe that looks great on you, but do not overdo it. Do not wear more than three pieces of jewellery or more than three colours. Do not dress like a rock star unless you are in a band. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes. You could also add a flashy watch or a simple accessory like an interesting necklace, but nothing more.
- Edit your wardrobe – Restructure your wardrobe every year or every season if you can afford to. Clothes need breathing space. Consider giving out old clothes or donating to a charity anything you have not worn for over a year.
- Accessories – 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 pocket square, or the way you tie your tie knot. Cool shoes, interesting jewellery, scarves can really spice up your look. Accessories have the power to give you a completely different look; they can make you more modern and stylish.
- Invest in a superb pair of shoes – If it is one thing that women will notice, it’s your shoes. Especially how clean and sharp they look. It’s easy to wash and press the rest of your clothes to keep them looking new, but most men disregard their shoes. Show that you are a man of taste by getting a great pair of shoes and keeping them in pristine condition.
- Signature style – Invest more time and money into your image. Cultivate your fashion sense. Your style is a huge mode of communication, and is worth caring for as much as your education, career, and relationships. Oscar Schoffler, long-time fashion editor of Esquire once said, “Never underestimate the power of what you wear. After all, there’s just a small bit of you sticking out at the collar and cuff. The rest of the world sees what you drape on your frame.”
- Experiment with your style – The only way you’ll really learn, is if you go out there and try new things. Make an effort to try something completely out of your comfort zone whenever you are 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.