Style is what you make of it – it’s up to you to set the rules and wear what you truly feel comfortable with and we’re not here today to tell you what you’re strictly doing right and wrong. Instead, here’s a little guidance on some do’s and don’ts you perhaps hadn’t considered before:
Do – Be a little adventurous with color
When you think of male fashion for everyday looks it can all feel a little well, boring when it comes to color. Blues, blacks, greens are the norm…and so it doesn’t hurt to dabble in some bolder shades every now and then.
Whether you want to rock a strong burgundy suit like John Boyega or even stretch out to change up your hair color with a pastel shade like Zayn Malik or Jared Leto – push your color palette further.
Don’t – Underestimate the iron
We don’t want to sound like your Mum – but a creased shirt is not going to win you any style points. Make a point of getting the iron out at the weekend when the washing’s done and get those shirts pressed. Don’t worry about jeans or underwear – just sort the top half out and you’re good.
Do – Buy staple pieces
Try to avoid buying too many seasonal pieces that you won’t want to wear later. Instead, invest in high quality items that can be mixed and matched to make new looks. Basic t-shirts, easy to throw on printed vests, slim fit jeans – it’s basic knowledge but we’re all guilty of getting a little wrapped up buying the latest seasonal pieces sometimes and neglecting the essentials.
Don’t – Be afraid to change up your vibe
Sometimes, we can get stuck when it comes to our style. We become known for being that guy who only wears blazers or that has a huge selection of trainers and so we don’t think we can stretch our fashion repertoire any further.
Instead, don’t be afraid to fully embrace a new style when you pull together an outfit. Ditch the shirt with a suit for a roll neck instead, like Game of Throne’s Khaleesi pleaser Michiel Huisman for an alternative vibe or grab a full matching tracksuit for strong athletic feels like Stormzy at Glastonbury this year. It lets you mix up your looks, push the boundaries and gives you more variety on that personal Insta feed.
Do – Keep an eye on the latest trends…
Don’t – religiously follow them though
Take inspiration from what GQ and Fashion Week are putting out, but don’t copy them to the letter. Instead just adopt certain aspects of a new trend into your everyday look. Camel, for example, at the time of writing was a big colour on the catwalks and while you may not know which designer is which, it’s a colour you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe. Invest in a long camel duster coat or tan suede boots.
Do – Try new techniques
Pinrolling jeans is a trend that’s been seen on many Insta feeds and being adopted by the fashion forward. When you see a new trend don’t be afraid to give it a go – even if you don’t think it works for you, it’s always worth dabbling.
Don’t – Neglect the beard
The most stylish men on the fashion scene and celebrities are sporting well groomed facial hair and that’s why you need to work a care regime into your everyday grooming too. Beards are like accessories in their own right now.
Beard oil can soften the hair, while it’s also a good idea to keep the neck shaved and neat. Grab a beard comb if yours is particularly long and give it a brush through before you leave the house – you’ll be surprised what a difference just that can make.
Take some inspiration from these easy to follow do’s and don’ts and always look good whatever you’re getting up to. Remember, style is a personal thing but it never hurts to have a few pointers.