Most men, whether they like to admit it or not, want to dress better. The problem is most men’s fashion advice is geared towards “suiting up” and looking like Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother.
You’re not looking for that kind of stuff. You just want to look better for yourself and the people you interact with on a daily basis. Thinking maybe they’ll give you a compliment on your wardrobe if you get it just right.
If your goal is keeping it casual while staying in style, then this article is for you.
Below are 4 casual fashion tips for men to look really good.
Give Up the Boy Clothes, Time to Dress Like a Man
You heard that right. This is fashion advice for men, not boys. Many guys think that to look their best they have to look young – nothing could be further from the truth.
Looking well-dressed, casual or not, means looking mature.
Let’s be honest. Most men aren’t looking to impress other guys with their style. It’s a partner they’re looking to excite. Maturity is a very attractive quality in a man. It shows masculinity and confidence.
To dress like a man, simply pull out a picture of yourself from your teenage years, and don’t wear that. Graphic tees are fine for boys – not for men. Avoid buying or wearing clothes that make you look like someone trying to relive their younger years.
When looking at accessories, such as hats and sunglasses for men, opt for mature-looking ones as opposed to the frat-boy style from your high school or college years.
Keep It Simple
Once you ditch the boy clothes, it’s time to start picking things you should actually be wearing. The best advice here is to keep it simple. Plain tees, V-necks and straight jeans will give you the mature look you’re aiming for, while keeping things super casual.
Graphic tees are being picked on a lot during this article, but seriously, think about the last time you saw a grown man wearing one and thought, “wow, that guy looks good!”
Nope, you likely gave it a quick chuckle, if not an eye roll, and went on about your day.
Henleys, striped t-shirts, and flannel shirts are also good choices for a casual night out.
Layer for Extra Flavor
With all the plain, simple clothes you’ll be wearing, you might feel the urge to spice things up a bit. A simple tip to make a routine outfit more exciting is to add a layer to it.
Picture yourself wearing a one-color gray sweater. Probably not much flavor to that, right? Add a white dress shirt underneath and boom! You just made your outfit twice as interesting.
Again, casual style is all about keeping things simple. What could be simpler than adding one extra layer to your clothes?
Summing It All Up
Great, casual style doesn’t have to come at a high price. More often than not, you already have a piece or two of clothing that could work for you.
Ditch the graphic tees and boy-looking clothes for a more mature style, remember to keep it simple, and don’t forget about adding a layer for a little extra spice.