How to Upgrade Your Style (Men)

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How to Upgrade Your Style (Men)

I understand! You’ve put together a wardrobe that’s both fashionable and well-fitting.

You bought that clothes steamer that I’ve been urging you to acquire. You even begin plucking your brows, but it isn’t enough.

You still have a desire for more.

In my years of dealing with a variety of clients, I’ve learned a few tips of the trade that help the guys look and feel their best during those crucial occasions.

Now I’m ready to share my style secrets with you.

This list of six simple things you can do to set yourself out from the crowd and boost your stylish self in a way that ladies will notice will help you achieve just that.

Also, make sure to read the full article because there are sure to be a few points that you haven’t encountered before that will upgrade your style.

Make a Haircut Schedule

To begin, I have a tip that is more of a planning move than a styling move. However, scheduling your haircuts in advance will undoubtedly improve your overall appearance.

The way a man takes care of his hair is one of the first things a woman notices about him. Well-kept locks demonstrate that you are not just well groomed, but also that you care about how you appear.

This is why, in order to keep things in check, you need visit your barber on a frequent basis.

Getting a haircut, in my opinion, is a vital self-care activity that ensures you look well, feel good, and want the world to know you care about your appearance.

However, life gets in the way sometimes – job, family, and nights out with the fellas. It’s all too easy to get caught up in all the things on your to-do list and forget to prioritize yourself.

All of this appears to be acceptable until you look in the mirror.

Scheduling your haircuts not only guarantees that your hair remains fashionable and healthy, but it also saves you time in line and offers you something to look forward to.

I assure you’ll never look back once you start doing it. On the other hand, the females are a different story.


Most guys believe that their appearance begins and stops with their physique, clothing, and hair, but there is one part of their image that is frequently overlooked: accessories.

Specifically, your day-to-day bag.

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I understand that we all need to move from point A to point B, but how you transport those daily necessities can have a major impact on your overall appearance.

To put it frankly, you should get rid of your backpack. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a perfectly good outfit spoiled by a large, messy, or juvenile backpack.

It’s one of those objects that belongs in your early twenties because it screams college student hauling about his textbooks.

Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s great. There are instances when carrying a backpack is required. Definitely a Sunday afternoon hike. Business meeting with a potential client, no.

Instead, invest in something a little more mature, a little more attractive, like a leather bag or briefcase, if you want to be considered seriously.

A stylish everyday carry bag like this will effortlessly boost your overall style and show the world that you mean business.

If you must carry a backpack on a regular basis, choose a minimalist all-black design that will not detract from your outfit.

While we’re on the subject of accessories, swapping out your bulky wallet for something smaller and more elegant is one of the simplest ways to update your look.

Roll Up Shirt Sleeves

Next on the list of methods to upgrade your style is rolling up your shirt sleeves so they embrace your forearm, which is a very subtle yet highly sexy mood that any male can do to capture a lady’s notice.

I’m not sure what it is about showing off your forearm that seems to make women go crazy. It’s just so gruff and macho, and if you do it in front of a lady, oh boy!

However, it’s a maneuver that not all males know how to execute effectively, and I frequently see guys with bunched up rolls of cloth on their arms that make them appear sloppy.

Additionally, significant bonus points. If you have a great wrist item, such as a watch or a slim metal cuff, you can roll up your sleeves.

It’s all about the tiny things when it comes to great style, and a piece like this can really assist improve your whole look.

Display Your Ankles

Let’s shift things a little further south while we’re on the subject of exposing some skin.

If you think a female isn’t looking at your feet when you’re talking to her, you’re dead wrong.

Women believe that a man’s shoes reveal a lot about him, from their style to their condition to their cleanliness.

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Why not gain some added style points by showing off bit of that lovely ankle while her eyes are down there?

Ankle exposure has become a contentious topic in men’s style circles during the last few years. But, in my opinion, it’s a very elegant European-inspired appearance, particularly during the summer months.

It also pairs well with a wide range of pants styles, including jeans, chinos, joggers, and dress pants.

However, there are a few things to think about before you start flaunting your wares.

To begin, make sure your pant leg breaks right above or exactly at your ankle, whether you’re looking for a trouser roll, pinwheel roll, or cropped pants.

You’ll also want to make sure it’s fitted or tapered in shape. It can be difficult to pull off loose wide leg pants with an exposed ankle.

Finally, and this should go without saying, while aiming for this style, you’ll want to wear no-show socks, as not doing so is not only uncomfortable, but it can also lead to smelly shoes and even nastier, even worse smelling feet.

During the colder months of the year, however, this appearance may not be appropriate. During the spring and summer months, showing off your ankle can be a terrific way to attract attention.

Just make sure it’s in a more relaxed social setting. It’s not a good idea to show up for a job interview with your ankles exposed.

Tuck in Shoelaces

While we’re on the subject of feet, here’s a tip I’ve been preaching for years: tuck your shoelaces in.

Many of you, gentlemen, are undermining what appear to be perfectly elegant outfits by not tying your shoelaces properly or by wearing laces that are just too long for your shoes.

A large old pair of bunny ear laces might just be incredibly distracting and messy, which is a novice mistake.

Tucking them in, on the other hand, creates a cool, crisp look. Depending on the sort of shoe you have, there are a few different ways to do it.

If you find tucking uncomfortable or inconvenient and want to keep your shoelaces exposed, ensure sure they are clean and in good condition, as well as the remainder of your shoe.

Replace your laces with new ones if they are dirty or worn out.

That’s a relatively low-cost investment that will greatly enhance your overall appearance.


Guys asking for advice with color combinations is one of the most common things I see on men’s fashion forums. To be honest, I’m not surprised.

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It isn’t exactly a subject that is taught in schools, despite the fact that it should be.

Knowing how to nail your color combinations will set you apart from the majority of males out there, as it’s an area that many perceive to be confusing, insignificant, incorrect, and even intimidating.

Here are the fundamentals.

First and foremost, make sure you understand the neutral hues. These are the colors that go well together in almost any combination and make a fantastic basis for any ensemble.

What exactly are the neutral colors? White, gray, light blue, navy, tan, and green are some of the most popular colors.

A navy bomber jacket, for example, might be paired with a light blue shirt. A pair of white sneakers and a pair of tan chinos.

Instead of adhering to all bright or dark tones, you’ll want to make sure you have a decent contrast throughout your top half, bottom half, and shoes, whichever neutrals you choose.

Choose a light top, dark pants, and light shoes, for example. Alternatively, wear a dark shirt with light pants and dark shoes.

It’s time to start mixing in some bolder colors once you’ve mastered some of these neutral combinations. I’m not talking about a full-fledged kid’s show performer here, but rather subtle one-color touches to give some individuality to your ensemble.

Start with accessories like ties or socks and work your way up to stronger statement pieces like coats or shoes.

I could go into more depth here, such as addressing skin tones and materials, but the main point is to have fun with it.

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  • Christopher

    Christopher has 9+ years of experience as a creative fashion designer who stays current with the latest trends.

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