We think your style looks great… but it could look better!
For some people, style looks so natural as if they were just born with it. For others, it’s a bit more of a struggle. Honestly, who actually knows what a placket is? Well, don’t you worry, we’re here to help! Style isn’t exclusive, anyone can do it and it’s really as easy as tweaking your current wardrobe and getting a few essentials items involved. We’ve gathered some of our top tips and tricks to make you the sharpest dressed man in the room.
1. LEATHER JACKETS
One piece you’ll want to invest in is a quality leather jacket. They’ve matured from solely being for bikers and now they’re a staple in everybody’s wardrobe. If you get it right, you can get yourself a jacket that will last the test of time and still look sharp. It’s not often you’ll see David Beckham on the street without a leather jacket, but even here he’s proving it can be turned into a formal look.
2. A PLAIN TEE
It sounds ridiculous, but a plain tee is an essential in your wardrobe. It’s a subtle nod to the fifties but definitely can make a fresh impact on your look. Take note of his cuffs too. Rolled cuffs on t-shirts is a basic trick that will accentuate your biceps and who wouldn’t want that?
3. A TAILORED SUIT
You want to feel confident when wearing a suit and a tailored suit will do this and more. It’s a big investment and will take its time but it will definitely be worth it. You can have your jacket nip in at your waist and your trousers tapered to your ideal fit. Whilst being completely unique, a good suit will keep and prove useful for all of your formal events.
Another easy trick is cuffing your jeans or chinos, it’s simple but makes a statement. If you’ve just got your hands on a pair of new shoes, you’ll want to show them off and this is how. There are a few different techniques on how to cuff, but they all give you that care-free edge.
5. HAVE A REMOVABLE LAYER
Layering is key. It’s one fashion’s worst kept style secrets and will instantly boost your look. One of our top tips if you are unsure, is wearing at least one removable layer. This guy has nailed versatility with a tie and shirt at the foundation of the look. He’s then added a distressed denim jacket which hints off-duty but finished it off with a tailored jacket, bringing it back to the foundation. Also, we love how he’s folded the cuffs up in layers too, it’s all about the tiny details.
6. ROLLED UP LONG SLEEVED SHIRT
Ditch your short-sleeved shirts NOW. One of the most effortless styling tips is rolling up the cuffs of a long-sleeved shirt. Unlike ‘cuffing’ there isn’t really a precise technique, it’s just laid back and casual. Folded to your elbow, this won’t just look cool it’ll also be comfortable and honestly, that’s a big factor in any look. Paired with slim-fit jeans, you’ll find this look an easy-going favourite in your style bank.
7. A QUALITY DUFFLE BAG
It’s not just about the clothing when it comes to style. Accessories are a big player in fashion and you want to make sure you are always looking sharp. A duffle bag is a great piece to focus on, whether you’re just going away for one night or perhaps hand luggage for long-haul travel, it’s a staple. You can have your whole outfit looking fresh but then be holding a worn out old bag. At the end of the travelling is when your styling should come alive and you don’t want to dampen that down. So get your hands on a quality duffle bag that you’ll be proud to hold!