There’s something about men in suits that make them super attractive, but that doesn’t mean that every time you want to look smart, you have to put on a suit. A casual look can still make you look sharp. When it comes to men’s fashion, there’s a whole list of things that can be altered or emphasized to get the look you’re looking for, but for now, let’s focus on these 8 pro tips to dress sharp without a suit:
Get the Right Git
You’d be surprised how much difference the right fit makes. It sounds so simple, but it’s actually one of the things that tends to have the greatest impact. There’s a reason that wearing even a basic T-shirt from Givenchy will make you look sharp. It’s not just because of the quality they have to offer, but because a huge part of the brand name develops due to the amazing fit that they take the time to develop. Whether it’s a basic T-shirt, a sweater, jacket or even pants, getting the right size and a fit that suits your body type is key to looking attractive. The reason behind this is that when the sizing is wrong or the fit doesn’t suit your body type, they throw off your body proportions; they can make you look shorter, wider, thinner or even just shabby and sloppy. However, the right fit will emphasize your body and give the appearance that the clothes you’re wearing were customized especially for you.
2. Throw out Your Graphic Tees
The term less is more has never been more right than in this situation. While wearing graphic tees might be a cool thing, they definitely aren’t sharp in any way. They bring out the boyish-teenager look which is automatically combined with a cheap, shabby look instead.
In order to gain the attractive, sharp look you’re going for, it’s time to replace your graphic T-shirts with a simple plain fitted T-shirt with a V-neck or round neck according to your body type. You can even opt for a polo shirt to add that sense of sophistication; however, you need to be careful that you don’t end up looking like your father. To prevent that from happening, pair your polo with a fitted pair of cropped jeans and trendy trainers.
3. Stick to Solid Neutral Colors
There’s something about black that automatically makes anything you wear look sharp. The same goes for most neutral colours such as white, grey, nude and sometimes even blue. Wearing solid neutral colors is soothing to the eye and just makes you look neat and clean. You can’t go wrong with this style as you’re always matching and place-appropriate. The neutral color palette is very masculine and makes you look refined, smart and put together.
4. Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans
Looking sharp doesn’t mean you have to give up your denims. On the contrary, wearing a nice pair of dark blue jeans even if combined with a simple, solid, neutral-colored T-shirt can still make you look exceptionally smart. The key is in wearing a pair of jeans that fit just right. Under any circumstances, stay away from baggy jeans, as there is nothing attractive about having to pull up your jeans every two seconds or showing off your underwear. You should also avoid any sort of embellishments or accessories on your jeans: no ripped jeans, used look, graphics or any big logos. Keep it simple, plain, clean, fitted, in other words: just perfect.
5. Footwear Is Important
One of the first things a woman will notice are the type of shoes you’re wearing. You don’t want to be wearing a pair of sneakers that have been over-worn and look dirty, even if they’re your favorite pair. You don’t even have to always wear sneakers, you can start trading them in for brown leather shoes or boots and you’ll be surprised how much sharper you’ll instantly look. Not to mention the number of compliments you’ll get, too. The shoes you wear also define your personality, show that you’re willing to take risks and have a bit of attitude. That alone is already very attractive.
6. Watches matter
Accessorizing your wrist makes a huge difference and will not go unnoticed. Just like shoes, a watch is the other item a woman will notice instantly and will make a whole lot of difference in your general appearance. You don’t have to be wearing a ridiculously expensive watch, just wear one with style. You can opt for a classic leather band or a titanium or stainless steel band that has something unique, special or just purely classic.
7. Wear A Turtleneck Or Fitted Sweater
One of the best things about wearing a turtleneck is that it’s fitted and hides the shirt underneath entirely that it doesn’t matter if it matches. You’re also not required to take it off indoors and so, you can just show off how fabulous it looks on you.
A sweater accentuates your physique while making you look sharp, put together and masculine. The best thing about a turtle neck sweater is that it matches with pretty much anything, whether it’s a pair of jeans, or smart pants, the style will always fit and make you look absolutely great.
8. Use the Layering Technique
There’s something about wearing different layers that gives depth to your outfit. Having a shirt beneath a V-neck sweater will emphasize the general look by adding more detail and making it look visually appealing. You can even mix it up and add more than one layer by adding a scarf, a jacket or a vest. All these extra layers add to your style and make you look more sophisticated.
While suits can make pretty much anyone look attractive, it’s not the only option. Using the above tips can make you turn some heads as well as boost your confidence a great deal. You’ll feel confident in your own skin adding so much more sharpness to your overall look.