Common Style Blunders Men Make
One of the biggest style mistake occurs when a man is not sure what he likes and is influenced by trends that have little to do with his own style. There’s no shame in making a fashion faux-pas every now and again, even celebrities regularly featured on best-dressed lists have been known to do so. However, you can drastically reduce the number of fashion mistakes you make by eliminating a few bad style habits.
Here are some of the most common errors men make when it comes to fashion. Read them, adjust your wardrobe accordingly and you will be closer to having a clean style personality.
Depending on the strength of your cologne, use with caution. If your cologne loses its scent later in the day, simply reapply. A good rule of thumb is to limit it to two sprays, once on your neck and wrists.
Too Many Prints
Whether with casual clothes or dressy, avoid mixing too many patterns or prints together. If you’re wearing a suit, a good rule is to keep it to a max of two patterns. In other words, if you’re wearing a patterned suit, wear a solid shirt and a patterned tie, or if you’re wearing a solid suit, you can wear a patterned shirt and a patterned tie. But having a patterned tie, a patterned shirt, and a patterned suit can make you look too busy.
Wearing Too Many Colours
Limit each of your outfits to a maximum of three colors or shades to maintain a coordinated look. When putting together an outfit, stick to complementary and analogous colors and remember that less is more.
Wrong Belt Colour
If you’re wearing dress shoes, make sure the color of your belt matches the color of your dress shoes (for professional occasions). Also, the finish of the belt and shoes need to match.
Keep Your Facial Hair Well Groomed
The hair on your face should be orderly. Your face is the first thing noticed, and so maintaining your facial hair is important if you want to look sharp.
Keep at least two pairs of dress shoes in the same color so you can let one pair rest for a day from sweat and stretching. Doing this prevents them from warping in unwanted ways. Place shoetrees in your shoes when you’re not wearing them to maintain their best form.
Clothes That Don’t Fit
Overly baggy clothes will make you look like you’re wearing poor hand-me-downs. If your body type makes it hard to find well-fitting clothes off the rack, make your tailor your best friend.
Improper Pants Length
Don’t fold up your jeans or your chinos unless it’s an intentional fashion statement that you’re making. Your pants can come down to the bottom of your shoes but make sure they come just above the floor to avoid any unwanted fraying.
Keep your outfits coherent and matching in style
By Yemisi Suleiman