Hey guys. What would you say is your ‘personal style’?
Is it casual? More formal or retro? Funky yet manly?
If you answered with a shrug of the shoulders, or better yet, “Jeans…I guess,” then don’t worry. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
Finding your own personal style does not have to be as hard as it sounds. If you need some help with finding your own particular style niche, you’ve come to the right place.
Here is a gentleman’s guide on how to find your personal style.
Know Who You Are
Sounds simple enough, right? But getting a style that you feel comfortable with can have its challenges.
So start with the basics. What activities are you drawn to? What images do you relate to? Is it the classy Casablanca swankiness of Humphrey Bogart? Or are you more of an outdoors kind of guy, casual yet neat, like Ryan Gosling?
Find images and styles that you feel emulate the kind of person you are. Without completely mimicking button for button (after all, you still want to be somewhat original) you can discover what direction your personal style should go in.
Know What Colors Work For You
Not every color combination works for your particular skin tone. Cool or warm skin tones dictate what colors will make you dazzle and what colors will make you a dud.
In other words, while the outfit on the mannequin or on the advertisement may look great, the colors are a key factor as to whether it will look great on YOU. Researching what your skin undertone is and what colors complement that undertone will help launch your personal style to where you want it to be.
Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment to Find Your Personal Style
Once you determine the basic idea and color combinations you go for, you have to try these theories out. That means practice, practice, practice—by shopping.
There are many great fashion selections to choose from, whether you go to the store or shop online. Certain online sites can help you navigate wholesale men’s clothing to find something affordable and matching your style.
But no matter how you choose to shop, experiment with different ideas. Get feedback from your friends, family, or coworkers—and don’t feel bad if some outfit combinations end up in the reject pile. It’s all about finding what works…and what doesn’t.
Dress For Your Size
Here’s a reality check for you: more than likely, you are NOT the same size you were in high school. And that’s ok. The biggest mistake you can make, however, is DRESSING like you are still the same size you were in high school.
Ill-fitting clothes can create a disaster by dressing in clothes that are too small or too big. If you aren’t sure what size you actually are, don’t be afraid to whip out a measuring tape and find out some basic measurements like your waist size, height, and chest size. Or you can always go to a professional tailor and ask for measurements to be taken for you.
Either way, make sure when you select clothes, they are well-fitted—not too tight or too loose. This can turn even the basic t-shirt and jeans into a simple yet timeless statement.
A Style That Is All You
In order to find your personal style, you have to make your identity your own. And in no time at all, you’ll be able to create a look that is all about you.
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