The Fashion For Men – We all want to be known as a stylish man, or a man who is always dressed well. In order to do this, we of course need to follow fashion trends and keep our wardrobe updated. It is easy to know what clothes look good, but what about accessories?
For some men, knowing which accessories to wear and how to wear them can be a little tricky and daunting. Today we’ve teamed up with Trendhim, an online men’s accessory store, to talk about some frequent accessorising mistakes men make and how to avoid them.
1. Not knowing what’s appropriate
You should always be aware of the dress code of the situation that you are in. Of course, if you’re just hanging out with friends there are no rules to follow but for many situations there are both unwritten and written rules about what is right and wrong when it comes to picking accessories.
At your place of work, always adhere to the dress code, which is often a suit and tie in office situations. Feel free to wear smart accessories such as a pair of cufflinks, a tie, a pocket square or a lapel pin. If you work in a manufacturing or active job, be aware that jewellery is sometimes forbidden due to the safety rules.
Other jewellery like rings and earrings are often acceptable for women, however earrings for men and rings other than a wedding band and are often frowned upon and look too casual for a work environment.
If you’re heading out with friends to a bar or nightclub, make sure to check the dress code policy so that you don’t get turned away at the door. Many establishments don’t allow sportswear or sneakers for example, but would be impressed by a smart watch or necklace. Nothing worse than seeing your friends go and have fun whilst you have to head home!
2. Forgetting your proportions
What I mean by this is men wearing jewellery that is too big or small for their body and also wearing an unbalanced amount of jewellery, or too much jewellery. Over-accessorising is not good!
Wearing too many accessories draws people’s eyes away from the rest of your outfit and can lead to your overall look being looking messy and crowded. Simplicity is always the look to go for and less is often more when it comes to accessories as they are often the first item that people will notice on you.
If you’re a man of a small build then it’s best to steer clear of oversized accessories like big, chunky watches or big chain necklaces. They will end up drowning your figure. Instead, go for slimmer and lighter pieces.
3. Mismatching colours
The colours of your accessories are just as important as the style and size of them.
The first point to make here is that you should never mix silver and gold metals. Wearing both at the same time shows that you haven’t put much thought into your outfit. For example, if you are wearing a silver pair of cufflinks, then you should also be wearing a silver tie clip or silver watch.
You should also think about your skin tone when picking accessories. If you have a warm skin tone, then pick yellow metals like gold, rose gold, copper and brass. If you have cooler skin, go for lighter metals like silver or white gold.
When it comes to accessories on your chest area like pocket squares, ties and lapel pins, you want to make sure you are neither clashing nor ‘matchy-matchy’. Instead of picking identical prints or colours, try to pick colours that are complimentary to each other, or the other colours in the rest of your outfit.