As a stylish individual that cares about how you look, you’ve probably had this dilemma where certain days you just feel on top of the world and like you’re just rocking the most stylish outfits. Other days, not so much. In this video, from Teaching Men’s Fashion, the goal is to help guys choose a stylish outfit every single time.
How to Choose THE PERFECT Outfit Every Time
Tip #1: Develop a Uniform
My first tip to you guys is going to be to develop a uniform. This doesn’t mean that you’re going to be always wearing the same exact pieces every single day. But, what it means is to find certain items that you know looks good consistently and use that more often. For example, I’m always talking to you guys about a tailored pair of dark jeans, but just something that isn’t highly distressed or all torn up and that fits perfectly. They’re highly versatile. They make you look amazing. And, you can wear them consistently without people thinking, “Whoa. Those are the only pants that guy has.” Find those certain pieces and develop your personal uniform.
I have it down pat to where I know what looks good and what looks tailored. And, like I said, you don’t always have to wear this, but it’s a good safety net to know that you can easily pick out those key pieces and look great.
Tip #2: Find the right accessories
Now, within that same train of thought, brings you to the second tip, and it’s to pick key accessory pieces. Having to shuffle through all your watches, all your bracelets, all your tie clips, every single morning, is super time-consuming. Those little details end up adding up and having to make all these little decisions about your outfit, you’re increasing your chances of ruining your outfit.
For example, one accessory that’s not up for discussion is a watch. I think a watch is that safety net accessory for men that you could not wear necklaces or bracelets or earrings, but a watch, a watch is a must for any man. Now, a good example of one of these key watches, because you want to find the right design, is this one from Vincero. What I like about Vincero is that I feel it’s more for the dapper gentleman that’s looking for kind of a classic approach to a watch. It’s still a very simple watch that you can wear with jeans, but it’s a little more dapper and more dressy.
Tip #3: The shoes are the key
The third thing you want to really focus in on is your shoes. To me, shoes are like the ground work, kind of like a building. Without a good ground work or a good foundation, you have a weak building, aka a weak and unstylish outfit. Really make sure you focus in on your shoes. I think, when it comes to shoes, this is an area where you really can’t cut corners and go super cheap, whether it be sneakers, loafers, leather shoes or boots. You really want to focus in on a good quality, well-built shoe because that’s going to enhance your overall outfit.
A really good pro tip when it comes to shoes is that you really want to show them off. This is what’s going to set apart your outfit from your unstylish peer. Make sure you pair them with a good pair of tailored trousers that’s going to show off your shoe, not some trousers that are oversized and baggy and just swallow up your shoe.
Tip #4: Pay attention to color
And, number four is something that I think a lot of us are a victim of, and it’s not paying close attention to the colors that we choose. Most of the time, we just pick outfits based upon the actual item and don’t pay attention to the color of that item and know if it actually looks good against our skin. Choosing a color that doesn’t look good against your skin can completely ruin your outfit and just not make you look good.
First, you need to understand what your undertone is. Just look at the veins on your wrist. Usually, most of you guys have it. If you see a greenish color, you’re a warm undertone. If you see more of a bluish color in your veins, you’re a cool undertone. Once you know your undertone, you want to start using pieces that complement that and contrast your undertone. For example, if you’re a cool undertone, you’re going to want to avoid cool colors like pastels or bright colors or light colors, because it’s just going to wash you out and make you look pale. Instead, go for darker colors that give you a nice contrast.
Tip #5: Learn to carry yourself better
And, to end all of this off, none of this would matter without tip number five, and that’s just how you carry yourself and the presence that you exude. If you have the confidence to pull all of this off, you will look good in every single outfit that you pull off. It’s just going to look stylish on you because that’s just how you carry yourself.
If you’re always doubting yourself, whether you look good or you just don’t feel good in your own skin, chances are you’re going to exude that mentality in the way you carry yourself, and you won’t come across as stylish or an attractive individual. Confidence is very important, and it’s something that we always talk about on this channel because it’s a trait that you’re going to need across all your life. And, if you want to look stylish or be seen as a stylish individual, you got to make sure that you carry yourself right, and you promote that confidence.