Looking sharp doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sharp dressing combines the correct elements in the perfect balance and proportion. Sharp dressing is about making small details count for something and being mindful of how every item you wear makes you look, not just feel. It’s not rocket science or brain surgery, but it does require some thought and planning. Read on for our 5 style tips for men who want to look sharp.
Get the Right Fit
Ill-fitting clothes are the biggest mistake you can make. Whether you can afford to splurge on expensive pieces or not, if an item of clothing fits well, it will instantly look better and make your outfit more appealing. Whether buying Men’s sweatshirts, blazers, trousers, or more, pay attention to the fits. The length of sleeves on dress shirts and jumpers, the fit of trousers around the waist and leg. Finding a good tailor who can alter pieces to ensure they fit your body correctly can be worth it. They should be comfortable without being too baggy or tight.
Invest In Quality Clothes
Sharp dressing isn’t cheap, unfortunately. However, it’s not an investment in the item—it’s an investment in yourself. Quality clothing lasts longer and looks better than cheap clothing. Cheap clothing can make you look cheap, while quality clothing can make you look sharp and professional. It’s worth splurging on a few select pieces, especially when they’re items essential to your wardrobe, like a suit and tie. You can find quality clothing on sale or during online sales, so don’t be afraid to wait for a good deal to come along. If you’re working on a budget, wait for sales and shop for items essential to your wardrobe. Please research and see what brands are known for their quality items. If a brand is known for its quality and you can buy their items at a reasonable price, it’s worth the investment.
Go Neutral Until You Find Your Style
When unsure about your style, it’s best to err on the side of caution and go for the safe, neutral look until you know your personal style. When you’re just starting to find your style, it can be tempting to want to express yourself by wearing loud, colourful clothes. Don’t. Instead, stick to neutral and basic pieces until you know your style and what you want to express through your clothes.
Buy Fewer Better Quality Items
This is especially true if you’re starting out dressing better or have just discovered the art of sharp dressing. You don’t need to buy an entire wardrobe of clothes that you will wear only once or twice. Instead, buy a few good-quality items you can often wear and mix and match with the other things you have. Buy one or two dress shirts, a pair of pants, a couple of nice sweaters or knit tops, a sports jacket, a few nice button-up shirts, a pair of dress shoes, and a pair of dressy sneakers. Buy some nice accessories like a belt, a tie, a scarf, a nice watch, and a good wallet. The key here is that you buy timeless items that can be mixed and matched with the other items you already have in your wardrobe.
Purchase A Good Coat or Jacket
If you live in a cold-weather climate and don’t already have one, purchase a nice pea coat, winter coat, or jacket. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should last you a few years. It should be something you can wear to work, out with friends, or on a date. A good coat is a staple in any man’s wardrobe and should be something you have in your closet. If you live in a warm climate, purchase a light jacket or blazer (or both) that you can wear when the weather is a little chilly. It should be something you can wear to work or on a date and go with just about any outfit.