When you are constantly on the move, flying from one social event to the next, you need a few effective shortcuts when it comes to style and fashion.
If you are the kind of man who goes from work to a coffee shop with a couple of friends, then has to rush off to an important event, and most of your week looks fairly hectic, it’s important to look your best. However, you may not have a lot of time on your hands, and you may not be that fashion savvy to begin with, so let’s go over a few important style tips.
Keep things simple and elegant
There is absolutely no need to go for a flashy look, add tons of accessories or mix a lot of different colors – what you need is a style that is dashing, yet straightforward. A couple of darker suits, with several shirts and ties in different colors and basic patterns, and two pairs of good shoes will cover your formal needs. A few pairs of dark and light jeans and chinos, with an assortment of t-shirts, sweaters and shirts with bolder patterns and colors, with slip on shoes or nice flat-soled sneakers will take care of the casual side of things.
Get stylish leather messenger bag with plenty of room
There’s a good chance that you will need a whole lot of items big and small to help get you through the day, e.g. laptop, smartphone, chargers, camera, keys, Swiss army knife, pens, notebook, wallet, flashlight, and even a protein bar or other snack. When you have a sizeable and elegant messenger bag with you, all of these things can fit in easily, and there’s plenty of room for anything else you might need. A nice leather bag also adds some serious style points to your overall look.
Lay out several outfits on coat racks on Sunday
Sometimes the most complicated thing is finding what to wear. You’ll slip into a pair of pants, throw on a shirt, only to realize that something doesn’t match or that you have to do some ironing first. This is why it’s a good idea to spend a couple of hours on Sunday on preparing a few outfits for the next several days. You combine everything from socks to the right jacket and accessories, and have the outfits ready on a coat hanger, so you can just throw things on in a hurry and rush out the door.
Spice up casual outfits with classy items
Now, your casual dress doesn’t have to be boring or sloppy – you should always try to spice things up a little and add a unique touch to your attire. Mixing casual dress items like jeans and t-shirt with classier ones, e.g. sport coat or nice leather shoes, will help you stand out from the crowd and draw a bit of attention to yourself.
Have a few select high-quality accessories
The best approach to choosing the right accessories for you is to focus on finding something that:
- * Goes well with your personality, style, complexion and body type
- * Looks elegant and doesn’t draw the eye away from the rest of the outfit
- * Is high quality
It really pays to invest a bit extra money and get yourself a couple of high-end accessories like quality sunglasses or a nice watch – not only will they last longer and provide a lot more functionality, but they also look incredibly good.
Keep your hair and facial hair in good condition
Making sure your face looks clean and well-groomed is just as important as having the right clothes. You should visit a hairdresser once a month and do regular maintenance on your beard, i.e. use a beard shampoo and conditioner, comb it, and cut it when it start growing too long. If you prefer a shaved look, be sure to shave every morning and use a good aftershave balm to prevent razor burn.
With these practical tips in mind, a socially active man can step things up a notch when it comes to overall style. First impressions really do count, so try to make an effort to look your best – it will pay off.