4 fashion accessories to complete your stylish look
Everyone wants to look good. Knowing your personal style can help you face the world with confidence.
Nowadays, fashion has allowed men to express themselves through their outfits. Along with your clothes, you should also think about complementing your dapper look with fashion accessories.
As such, here are four accessories you can consider:
Choosing and selecting a watch is deeply personal. A unique watch can polish your look and add personality to your style.
With so many makes and models on the market, you’ll be spoiled for choice. There are basically three main categories of watches: dress watches and sports watches.
Minimalist is the best way to describe a dress watch. It is often considered a classic with its simple dial and almost always goes with leather straps.
Traditionally, dress watches were usually worn with tailored suits. However, with all things fashion, the lines of tradition are now blurred with smart casual wear. Therefore, you will have no problem pairing your dress watch with your casual attire.
Sports watches are usually defined by their multi-functional features and durability. These are generally for adventurers who like to be fashionable while being practical.
Depending on your personal preferences, you can choose digital or mechanical watches. They come in different styles and designs. You can start your collection with a universal entrance watch.
Complementing a watch with your clothes can be simple. Consider matching an element of your outfit. For example, if you wear cufflinks, match the metal element in them. So try to match gold with gold and silver with silver. This will give you a cleaner overall look.
Bracelets are great alternatives to watches. From metal chains and beads to leather bands and anchor ropes, there are endless choices to choose from. It’s no wonder that many male celebrities and influencers have taken to wearing bracelets as statement pieces to complete their stylish look.
There are still rules that apply when wearing bracelets. When choosing the right wristbands, you should consider the following:
Fashion is all about finding the right fit. The same goes for having the right size for your hands. Generally, if you have wider wrists, go for bigger bracelets and smaller bracelets for smaller wrists.
Just like when you’re wearing a watch, you don’t want your straps to be too loose and likely to fall out of your hands. However, you also don’t want it to be so tight that it cuts off circulation. The important thing is that it sits comfortably above your wrists.
As the saying goes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The aesthetic appeal of a bracelet depends on your personal preferences.
Different materials give different vibrations. If you’re going for a more classic look that pairs well with a tailored suit, metal bracelets will work best. Beaded bracelets are more versatile and stylish. If you’re going for the rugged vintage look, your best bet would be to wear a leather strap.
Stacking bracelets or going solo is, again, a very personal choice. If you prefer to wear a single bracelet, choose one whose color matches your outfit.
There are more nuances when it comes to layering your bracelets. You can mix and match bracelets of different materials or stick with the same material in different colors and sizes. The intended result is to create something unique that reflects your personality.
There has long been a “debate” among belt and suspender aficionados about which is the best option. Why not the two of them?
While the belts tighten around your waist to hold your pants in place, the suspenders hold the pants in place by distributing the weight across your shoulders. They are two functional and elegant pieces that should not be worn together.
A belt tends to split the look of your outfit in half horizontally, while suspenders provide a more elongated, seamless finish to your overall physical appearance. The belt and suspenders are suitable for both casual and formal outfits.
The rule of thumb when wearing either of these accessories is to make sure the color or material matches the The shoes. So, if you wear a pair of leather shoes, choose a leather belt or suspenders.
Socks are the underdogs of fashion statements. Besides being a functional piece that warms your feet and absorbs your sweat, they can become showpieces when done right.
A few tips to keep in mind:
- Wear dress socks with dress shoes. Never wear athletic socks with dress shoes as these socks are made of thicker materials and will bunch up in shoes.
- Do not roll or fold your socks around your ankles.
- Pair fun socks with a monochrome outfit. The sudden pop of color under your pants as you walk or sit gives a suave feature to your style.
Create a look that speaks of style and fashion is all about putting the looks together. More doesn’t mean better. You don’t want to be perceived as doing too much. Just add an accessory or two with color in mind to spruce up your look.