Today’s post is dedicated to men. When shopping or choosing an outfit, keep two words in mind; be appropriate.
The key to looking put together is to dress your age. This applies to both males and females. I often come across grown women wearing tops that were meant for teens and grown men wearing jeans that just keep getting tighter and tighter. I do not know if it’s because they have this phobia of aging or if they really think it can be pulled off; whatever it is, #justno
Here you go, fella…
*Important note: If you’re younger than twenty-one you have a free pass to look ridiculous and get away with whatever “style” you have going for you. Go on and be that “swagged out” “lookin’ supa fly” dude you think you are, just do not let it last*
- Buying clothes that fit properly. Buying clothes that fit properly. Buying clothes that fit properly. I intentionally wrote that out three times to emphasize on buying clothes that fit properly. I just did it again. If your pants are too baggy and the sleeves on your button down pass your wrist, you’re wearing it all wrong.
- Wear belts that match your shoes. I actually do not know if majority of men even wear belts (you should) but a totally different color than your shoes is a big no-no.
- Wear a beard. There has been a recent beard-growing epidemic and I think it’s pretty cool. I am a big accessory girl, so wearing a beard is probably the most G accessory a man can have. #noshavenovember #doit
- Do not confuse the word fit with tight. Fitted clothes are proper and appropriate not uncomfortable and awkward. Nobody wants to see the “muscles” you claim to have popping out of your shirt. When looking for the perfect fit, try buying items that are European cut.
- Chill with the white loafers. They’re beyond ugly to me and I never understood them. The only ones excused to wear them are the rico suave men living in Miami (that too is questionable). Buy yourself a pair of dark or light brown ones; you can wear them with almost anything.
- Ed-Hardy like tee’s. Whoa, I gagged just saying that. I remember when Ed-Hardy was “in style”. I am actually trying to figure out why it ever was in style being that it was the gaudiest clothing line for men. I do not get why I see people wearing it or clothes like it, today. STOP. Leave the bedazzled embellishments for the little girlies.
- Do not dress like an oversized kid. I get that you want to look cool but wearing the same clothes as the high-schoolers you see on the train? You look like you’re going through a mid-life crisis. Yikes.
I can go on and on but these are my biggest pet peeves/important pointers. I am hoping to share all of this without bombarding you or having you ask yourself “who the hell is she?” I’m actually just an observer.