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New Year, Same You (Just Better): 7 Ways to Upgrade Your Style

By Team LAD

Here's a simple 7 step guide to help upgrade your style this year.

It’s about that time LADs (or fellas)-- 2017 is here whether you’re ready or not! We know that most of you will have certain goals and resolutions in store for yourselves such as losing those 10 pounds you gained after Thanksgiving or starting that new diet regimen you purchased months ago. Those are all fine and dandy and we’ll be rooting for you to carry them out for the rest of the year, but we want you to know that you are awesome just the way you are.

That being said, we want to help the new year same you (just better) with some tips and tricks that can make an immediate impact in your life. We are here to help you gain self confidence by teaching you how to dress for success. When you look good, you feel good (or look good, feel better!)

VARIETY

Have variety in your closet! For instance, if you wear button ups everyday try to keep a few different styles in your rotation. Every man needs a few different flannels and chambrays in their wardrobe so don’t get just one style or color. Switch it up and try to step out of your comfort zone a little. Patterns are trending right now, so check out our web store if you need some ideas.

FIT AND CARE

Not everyone can fit every brand or style. Make sure you find clothes that fit your body type! Try to find a specific brand that fits those manly curves of yours and stick to it. Make sure that they actually fit you. Don’t just buy clothes for the name brand or because someone told you that they loved how well it fit on them. This is about YOU!

Also be sure to wash your clothes properly to maximize longevity. No one likes a wrinkly shirt or a sweater that used to be a XL but now fits like an extra medium. Clothes that are washed incorrectly can shrink and deform significantly leaving you nothing but wasted time spent searching for that perfect fit! My general rule is to wash on delicate and air dry for best results.

LAYERING

Don’t forget to layer! Wearing a Henley or a mixed fabric undershirt can give your outfit a slight edge compared to just a plain, basic white tee (our Hachiko Henley would be a great addition to any outfit). This technique also helps keep you warmer in cold weather, as well as giving you the option to shed your outer layer in the heat while still looking remaining a fresh and stylish look.

I highly suggest that you get some good staples such as the shirts mentioned above as well as some good fitting underwear for maximum coziness. When wearing a more tailored or fitted pant, I suggest a slimmer fitting underwear such as a boxer brief. I promise you that your pants will fit better and provide comfort all day long without you having to reach down there to readjust every 30 minutes. Stay cozy, my friends.

FIND YOUR COLOR

Everyone has a color. You must be thinking, what in the world does this mean? There is a specific color that matches your skin tone best. Knowing which colors work for your skin tone and hair color will make a significant difference in your outfit. Once you figure this part out, the rest is easy! Buy all of your staple pieces accordingly. 

GO BOLD WITH ONE ITEM

To help give your existing outfits some flair, the best thing to do is to stick to one bold item while keeping everything else mostly neutral colored or stylistically in the middle-of-the-road. This will help you stand out, while keeping you as close to your regular comfort zone as much as possible. Stick to this rule and I promise you’ll be getting compliments in no time!

TRY SOMETHING NEW

We all know how easy it is to fall into an outfit routine, but don’t be afraid to try something new. It can be hard at first because often we try on new things on a whim and they just don’t look right. Make sure to give yourself enough time. This means that you should not just throw on a completely new look on a random Wednesday when you are already running late for work.

If you need help expanding your wardrobe, find a person on social media and tailor your style towards them. Just make sure that they have a similar body type as you so that you can duplicate the look! We strive to constantly provide tips in tricks in our blog to help LADs such as yourself, so please feel free to continue to use us for reference.

ACCESSORIZE

It’s 2017 and we’ve made significant strides in men’s fashion over the years. Early adopting fashion influencers sacrificed their “manhood” to make it socially acceptable for us to wear pink, therefore making it totally acceptable for men to wear jewelry! Don’t be afraid to get some accessories such as a watch, bracelet, necklace or even a tie clip. You’d be surprised how something so small and subtle can make an impact your outfit. It’s all in the details!


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