When it comes to dressing up, women inevitably have more ways compared to men. In the traditional sense, dressing up comes almost natural to women due to our nature to like feeling good about ourselves, exteriorly – compared to men, who almost 90% of the population wouldn’t mind about their appearance as much as we women do.
Truth be told, style isn’t about money. One of the nicest outfits on a man is a pair of jeans, some old, messed-up boots, a simple white tee, and a simple belt or jacket – and he’s good to go. You don’t have to spend a lot. It’s about mixing and matching and getting things that fit properly. But, first things first - a man always has to look clean and he has to smell nice. These should be the top priority for all men.
And then, once the grooming part is taken care of, men should have at least these 10 items :
1. A pair of good-fitting jeans
And not the body-tight skinny jeans! Men, jeans that are appropriate for you to wear shouldn’t be ones that are tight at the private area. You should leave the skinny jeans to women; and get a good-fitting pair that won’t cause your private area to be all squashed in.
2. A simple white T-shirt
Sometimes we see men wearing shirts with big, loud logo picture in the middle – and we’re thinking “even women shouldn’t wear that”. A simple white tee is more appealing, and makes you look cool without putting such over-the-top effort “to look cool”. Yes, that’s how you look cool without attempting to look cool..get what I mean?
3. A vintage leather belt
Every man has a belt (or several) and wear it almost every day. Why not get a vintage, leather belt which screams effortless style? Leather belts are known to be long-lasting and pleasant to the eye compared to shiny, multi-colored ones – also, saves you a lot of time figuring out which shirt to match with THAT yellow-purple striped belt. Just saying.
Find your style via a whole range of sneakers available in the market – and we’re telling you, they’re an instant access to looking stylish. Nike, Adidas, Puma, Asics, Onitsuka Tigers – just to name a few for you to select one which suits your style. They’re fun, harmless and easygoing which implies your characters as well.
Because every man should at least have a pair. You know, for hiking? (What else can you do with boots?)
6. A backpack
A must-have and practical, too.
7. A jacket
When the weather is not good, you’ll need the jacket anyhow – why not get one that actually makes your whole look put together? A black leather jacket is a classic, while a knit jacket looks smart and casual at the same time! You can wear them according to your mood.
8. A pair of Wayfarers
Because it’s timeless, classic and completes your whole look, regardless of your face shape. What do you mean you don’t have one? Everyone should!
For those times when you want to dress up smarter and less casual. Company dinner on Friday night, anyone? Loafers compliments men’s daring look by toning it down a notch, but still looking presentable.
10. Button-down shirt
When your tee is in the wash, put on a simple button-down shirt – one that goes with everything, i.e. in white or blue. Voila, an instant makeover! Rather than getting 10 of those button-down shirts which you don’t normally wear, get those oxford blue button-down or white and see how your whole wardrobe would transform. Chicks like them too, fellas!
Now that you have a complete stylish wardrobe, go hit the town and see how the world change for the better. Sometimes the small things do matter. Share with us some of the go-to pieces in your wardrobe in the comment section below!