12 most common style mistakes

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12 most common style mistakes

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.", you can achieve anything if you are dressed appropriately for it. The role style plays in life is undeniable. With choosing the appropriate style, you can be more successful in gaining the positive attention of people and become able to influence them. However, sometimes one can make some very minute mistakes, which if not cautious, can easily ruin one’s entire style. This is why we are going to reveal 12 common mistakes men make regarding their style.

1. Neglecting the Importance of Always Wearing the Right Shoes:

Most guys start with their shirt or top and then choose pants, outerwear and it is only then that they try to match their shoes with whatever outfit they have chosen. Do not wear sneakers for anything other than exercising. They are called exercise shoes because you wear them when you exercise and for not anything else.

2. White Athletic Socks:  

Wearing white socks with formal shoes is a very bad idea! This is particularly offensive at work if you have a corporate or sales role. They should also not be worn on any formal or smart casual occasions involving nice formal shoes. Pick some classic black or brown socks — or better yet, have some fun with it, choose colorful pairs that show a bit more personality.

3. Deep V Neck T-shirts:

There are varying types of deep V necks but here we are referring to the ones that go halfway down your chest, and depending on what type of activity you are doing, everyone is just waiting for the moment you expose a nipple. No one wants to see the gaping expanse of your newly waxed chest!

4. Jacket Sleeves Which are Too Long:

It’s very rare to find a suit jacket that fits perfectly straight off the rack. It’s even rarer to find a man who will take the time to get his ill-fitting jacket tailored. A jacket’s sleeves should hit just above the wrist bone and should allow 1/2 inch of shirt cuff to be seen.

5. Too Many Shirt Buttons are done:

Only button the top two. Never, under any circumstance should you close that bottom button. This tradition dates back to the early 1900s and has been menswear 101 since. It looks unprofessional at best, and downright sleazy at worst.

6. Visible Undershirt:

Another mistake is allowing the top of your round neck undershirt to be visible underneath a button-up shirt. If you must wear an undershirt when you’re wearing a button-up, then choose a v neck that sits lower, and be sure to button up to a point that will conceal that v neck undershirt. Undershirts used to be mandatory, but these days, going sans undershirt is more acceptable — better no undershirt than one that is on display.

7. Square Toe Dress Shoes:

Square-toed shoes haven't been acceptable for a while, and men are urged to stay away from them. They are clunky, awkward, and distracting, with a completely unflattering profile. Instead of the dreaded square toe, stick with a classic rounded, or moderately pointed toe. Both these styles have a classic, timeless appeal.

8. Allowing your trousers to puddle over your laces:

Baggy trousers do two things well: They make you look shorter and they make you look sloppy. Your trousers (whatever the style) should only ever touch the tops of your shoes, and there should be no bunching of fabric at all.

9. Matching belt and shoes:

Matching your belt and shoes is a good rule of thumb for the dressiest of occasions, but that's really the only time. It's not necessary for business suits or any level of dress lower than that. So, if you are wearing polished black shoes, go for a slightly sleeker black belt. If you are going for a more casual, everyday type of shoes, wear a more practical belt. Your accessories should be working together to create a consistent look. 

10. Over-branding:

one of the biggest mistakes is going out of your way to tell people what brand clothes you are wearing, or even worse than this, is mentioning how much the clothes cost. This doesn’t mean you should stop wearing brands but keep it occasional and definitely never wear them head-to-toe.

11. cargo shorts:

Cargo shorts are generally looked upon today as extremely passé and dated. Avoid these at all costs. Most men are now aware that shorts are perfectly fine to wear in the warmer months, and even acceptable in some more casual office environments. Just avoid the dreaded cargo shorts. Instead, try a slim chino for a more modern look.

12. Not caring about accessories:

Clever accessorizing is key to the success of any outfit. A beautiful suit is all well and good, but wear it with the wrong shoes, tie or pocket square and you'll ruin it irreparably. Writing off accessories all together is something you should never do. In addition to adding personal touches to your outfits, accessories (if worn and picked right) can also be incredibly useful in everyday life. It’s the small details that make the difference in personal style, so be sure to add touches here and there.

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