Sharpen Up Your Look: Simple Style Tips Every Guy Need to Know

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Taking style more seriously can help a man in just about every aspect of his life.

According to one study, more than 90% of Americans believe that a man who knows how to dress well appears more attractive than he actually is. Another 75% of people believe that men who dress well are more successful at work.

Yet, only about 10% of Americans say they would give themselves an “A” in the fashion department. Almost 80% of people admit they could use a makeover.

If you fall into this category, there are style tips that can help turn you into a more fashionable man. You can sharpen your look in no time and start enjoying the advantages of being stylish.

Here are seven simple style tips that every guy out there should know.

1. Try on Clothes Before You Buy Them

Has it been years since the last time you saw the inside of a dressing room? If so, it’s one of the biggest reasons why you’re not as stylish as you could (and should) be.

It’s important that your clothes fit right. They shouldn’t be too loose or too tight. 

The best way to tell if your clothes fit right is to try them on before purchasing them. The dressing room will help you decide if the clothes are tailored to your body and keep you from wasting your money.

It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for a pair of dress pants, a sweater, or even a new T-shirt. As you’ll see when you go to, your T-shirts need to fit well just like all the rest of your clothes.

2. Go for Quality Over Quantity 

Are you the type of guy who says, “I need new pants,” and then runs out to the store to buy ten pairs?

By taking this approach, you might solve your pants problem. But if you’re buying ten pairs of pants at one time, there’s a good chance that they’re not the most stylish pants you can find.

Rather than snatching up ten pairs of pants at once, consider buying just one or two pairs of really nice pants that fit you well. You can only wear one pair at a time anyway, so it’s better to go with quality over quantity.

3. Make Sure You Have One Blazer Hanging in Your Closet

You could argue that a blazer is the most important article of clothing that a man owns. It can be dressed up when you pair it with a nice button-up shirt or dressed down with a simple T-shirt. It’s a very versatile piece of clothing.

If you don’t have a blazer hanging in your closet right now, do something about it. You’ll get a ton of use out of a black or navy blue blazer when you add one to your wardrobe.

4. Buy Something Other Than a Black Suit

Every man needs to have at least one well-fitting suit. Even you work in construction and don’t need a suit for work, you never know when you’re going to need one for a wedding, graduation, or another special event.

Most men tend to buy black suits when they need one. But you’re much better off going with either a navy blue suit or dark charcoal. These colors work in any season and will look great when you match them up with any number of shirt and tie combinations.

5. Experiment With Different Colors and Patterns

Have you ever looked at a celebrity wearing a crazy-colored shirt and thought, “Wow, I could never pull that off”?

The truth is that you could pull it off, but you’ve just never thought to try it. There are so many colors and patterns out there in the world, but many men stick with the basics when they’re shopping for clothes.

You’re not going to look great in every color and pattern, but it never hurts to try something outside your comfort zone to find what works for you.

If you’re feeling apprehensive about giving new colors or patterns a try, bring your spouse, partner or a close friend along when shopping. They’ll give an honest opinion about what works and what doesn’t. Besides, shopping with friends is always more fun!

6. Top Off Every Look With the Right Accessories

They say that “clothes make the man,” but you could argue that “accessories make the clothes”. No matter how great an outfit looks, it can always look better when you accessorize properly. And accessories aren’t just for women!

Men should have easy access to a variety of accessories including:

  • A high-quality wallet
  • A dressy watch
  • A variety of black and brown belts
  • A diverse collection of dress shoes and sneakers
  • A bunch of stylish socks
  • A fashionable pair of sunglasses
  • A large selection of dress ties, bow ties, tie bars, and pocket squares

It’s simple enough to start a collection of accessories and add to it over time.

7. Sell or Donate Clothes You Don’t Wear Anymore

Did you know that most men only wear about 13% of the clothing that they keep in their closets?

If you have a lot of clothes that you haven’t worn in years, stop waiting for them to come back into style. Sell or donate them to clear out space for new pieces.

Of all the style tips listed here, this might be the one that’s easiest to tackle first. Spend an afternoon cleaning out your closet and taking stock of what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.

Use These Style Tips to Improve Your Fashion Sense

It can take years for a man to develop his own unique sense of style. It’s not something you can do overnight.

But you shouldn’t let that stop you from using these style tips to your advantage. You can improve your style by leaps and bounds by putting just a few of these tips to good use.

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