A few simple fashion rules can make every man look and feel better. Whether you gravitate toward a preppy, edgy, or classic look, our team at Berle is here to help enhance your style. Read on for five easy steps to dress better for men. To find even more style inspiration, remember to sign up for our newsletter and receive style tips, promotions, giveaways, and more.
Know Your Style
If you want to create a cohesive look, knowing your style is essential. Your personal style gives you the power to know which items to buy and which to pass on. For example, if you naturally gravitate toward a preppy look, focus on staple items like seersucker shorts and pastel-colored Polo shirts. In contrast, if you prefer an edgier look, invest in denim and casual tees in colors like black or grey. Narrow down your options by style, and you can build a closet full of items you love to wear versus spending money on rarely worn clothing.
Choose Quality Over Quantity
With time, higher-quality items wear better, which means less shopping for you. Remember, a higher price tag doesn’t always translate into a wardrobe-worthy investment. For example, you can find a well-made, everyday white tee shirt for $20 or less, so it isn’t necessary to spend more. However, casual white tees are most likely to hold their shape and color for a few months at best. That same rule doesn’t apply to items that you’ll likely keep in your wardrobe for years at a time, like dress shirts and dress khakis.
Select Classics Over Trends
For fashion that transcends time, always choose the classic items over the trends. By shopping strategically in this way, you can look forward to a return on your wardrobe investment. Classic items like chinos and khakis go beyond the fickle trends of the season, and that’s what makes them wardrobe staples for every gentleman. Of course, trendy items are also fun to add to your look. However, it’s wise not to invest as much money into these pieces, as they may only look stylish for a season or two at best.
Choose a Color Palette
Take a look in your closet. Most people notice that they naturally gravitate toward a few specific colors. On the days you feel less creative about selecting your outfit, your uniform colors offer relief. It is easy to get dressed and match items when your closet consists of three colors that you know look great together. For some, this may be black, olive, and gray. That’s not to say that you can’t occasionally add a bright pop of color to your style, but it’s always smart to fill your wardrobe with the colors you wear most.
Properly Care for Your Clothes
Dressing well doesn’t stop at the checkout counter. The key to looking sharp is how you care for your clothes afterward. Invest a bit more in laundry care, like washer bags that prevent your tees from snagging and stain removal pens to keep your look clean. Additionally, always read labels on how to care for your clothing. For example, Oxford button-ups may require regular trips to the dry cleaner. On the other hand, denim items tend to wear and look better with minimal washing.
Shop Berle Today
Every man can look and feel more confident in their clothing with these five easy steps to dress better for men. As a final tip, remember that your dresser drawer always begins with the trousers you keep. If you’re ready to put your best look forward, shop our collection of tailored trousers by Berle today.