Maybe you haven’t determined your personal esthetic yet, or perhaps you want to reinvent yourself in the new year. After all, it’s been a long couple of years, and all of us are itching for a change in tons of different areas – style could be yours. Perhaps you don’t even know where to start, and you’ve been wearing t-shirts and jeans for years now. While uniform dressing is a fantastic concept and works for many people, there’s nothing wrong with revamping your uniform from time to time.
Like a lot of men, you may find shopping boring. Or, you may be incredibly busy, and your hectic schedule only allows for small windows of time you’d rather spend with your significant other, friends, or your side hustle. Whatever the reason, finding your new style is taking a back burner. Thankfully there are several ways to make this easier on you, saving you time and potentially money. So, let’s take a look at how to pin down your favorite look and nail it. This time you can mean it when you say, new year, new me.
Find Your Inspo
When you’re scrolling through social media, walking down the street, or just people-watching in a bar, take note of other men’s style that appeals to you. What you like about it and what it makes you think about the guy who’s wearing it. Maybe you’re intrigued how a guy wearing beat-up jeans, Chuck Taylor’s, and a sweatshirt looks so effortlessly relaxed and confident. You could also be more enamored of men that can pull off a suit with a button-up and still look casual. No matter where you fall on the spectrum for your inspiration, take note of it and start from there.
Hire A Stylist
If you feel like you’re in a fashion rut lately, it could be worth it to call in the big guns. Hiring a stylist takes all the hard work of curating a look and shopping for it off your plate. Sure, it may seem like a splurge, but it’s worth it when you get a delivery of men’s jumpers to go with your new chinos, and you don’t have to lift a finger. As mentioned earlier, you may not have the time to shop or even browse magazines, so stylists come in handy here. Additionally, this is a relationship that will last a long time if you want it to. Just like your barber, you’re trusting your stylist with your look and confidence – so interview several before you decide on one, and don’t be afraid to “break up” with them if they’re not delivering what you’re looking for.
You May Just Need Accessories
Sometimes what you’re looking for is already in your wardrobe, or it’s more minor details. Maybe you’re comfortable with your flannel button-ups, and selvage jeans with the Redwing boots look you’ve been rocking for the last decade. Nothing wrong with that – but try some new accessories to up your look. Pinky rings and minimalist watches may seem like small additions, but they can make a significant impact when you’re reworking your style. So, don’t be afraid to play with accessories to up your sartorial score – it could be all you were looking for.
Subscription Services FTW
If you scoffed a bit at the idea of hiring a personal stylist, primarily because of the price tag, subscription clothing services could save the day for you. All you need to do is go online and find one that seems like what you’re looking for. From there, you’ll take a short quiz to determine what your current style is, what your body type is and where you think you want your look to go. Pay a small fee and wait for a new wardrobe to arrive at your door. Send back what you don’t love, and you’re done! These are great because they take shopping out of the equation and are much more affordable than hiring an individual.
It’s almost time to ring in the new year, and wouldn’t it feel great to start 2022 with more confidence than you’ve felt in a long time? It doesn’t have to be a daydream if you use the aforementioned ways to nail down and execute your desired look. And remember, you can’t put a price on self-confidence.