When it comes to fashion, most men seem to think that athletic shorts and an old tee shirt are perfect for any occasion. While this “classic combo” does have its place, there are several other options out there for men to flaunt their style. With a little effort and savviness, you’ll find it’s actually possible to look good without breaking the bank. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.
A GOOD PAIR OF JEANS
When we say good, we mean good. No holes and/or rips. It’s not the grunge era anymore. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy the latest skinny, designer brand denim, but do try to find a pair that fits. They shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. A good pair of jeans is a worthy investment as they will last a long time, and go with pretty much any other wardrobe choice you make. To mix things up, try a nice pair of black or white jeans to show off your bold side.
A nice pair of dress shoes should be in every man’s closet. These are great for formal occasions, but will also add an air of flash to casual wear. If you decide to go black, make sure you purchase some good polish to keep them looking crisp. Brown is a little more casual and goes well with most anything. Whichever color you decide, make sure that your belt matches your shoes. This is a simple trick that shows you have a grasp on your wardrobe and displays a sense of organization. Also, try not to wear white socks with dress shoes unless you’re going for that Steve Urkel look.
BUTTON DOWN SHIRTS
The button down shirt doesn’t just have to be whipped out for a wedding or fancy gathering. It can be worn with jeans or even a nice pair of shorts. Roll up the sleeves and leave the top unbuttoned to rock a casual and cool look. The great thing about these shirts is versatility. They come in a variety of colors and you can wear them at the office or at the beach. Try on a few different colors before buying to see what looks best on you. Darker colors are better for winter but in the summer months it can be fun to get a little flashy with colors like orange, mint, and even pink!
Though it might not always seem like it, there are several wardrobe options out there for men. Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re about to reach for that let’s get baked shirt. By adhering to these guidelines you’re guaranteed to not only look better, but feel better as well.