Another new year is just around the corner, and for us guys, that means it’s time to tighten up our style for good. So to help you take your look to the next level, we’ve listed six stellar style resolutions that you’ll be sure to stick with all year long.
You will find a tailor. Sure, your clothes might look good as they are, but properly tailored clothes look great. While custom clothes can be pricey, you can save some real cash and still have a near perfect fit by having your existing clothes professionally tailored. (If you haven’t already, check out our guide on on how to find a tailor).
You will stay original. While it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, it’s even more important to maintain a sense of originality in your outfits. Have you always been one for patterns (if not, see #3)? Are you an accessory guy (if not, see #4)? When it comes to formal wear, you need to find a way to stay within the parameters of professional style without losing your signature touch.
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You’ll explore new patterns and colors. Have you been a solid and stripe guy until now? It’s time to break your self-imposed mold and explore new patterns and colors. Wearing patterns like florals and checks is the creative, yet classy to stand out from the rest, while colors like pink and purple are great for keeping your wardrobe exciting.
When it comes to color, don’t be afraid of pastels (start with a pink or mauve first). If after two wears you’re still not feeling it, you can always go back to your vanilla whites and blues.
You’ll go all out on accessories. As nice as your watch may be, it can’t be your lone accessory. Pocket squares, cufflinks, and tie bars are a must if you want to take your wardrobe to the next level. After all, it’s all about the details. Speaking of which…
You’ll pay attention to details. As you start to play around with new accessories, you’ll begin to develop a greater appreciation for details this New Year. Everything from the quality of the materials you wear, the shine on your shoes, and the closeness of your shave has an impact on the impression you make for yourself. Oh yeah, go ahead and grab a suit brush while you’re at it so you can keep your suit jackets and pants looking sharp as a tack.
Wrinkles will be your worst enemy. This New Year, wearing clothes fresh out of the dryer just isn’t good enough. Instead, you’ll have your laundry done once a week and press your clothes for the next day the night before. For those unruly collars, you’ll grab a pack of collar stays to keep your shirt in tip-top shape.