5 Men style mistakes

When dressing up, it’s important to focus on those little things that can make or break your personal style and everyday look.

In Brief

– Focusing on the proper details and nailing those can save you from potential disaster.  Some of these mistakes might be obvious but some you may not even know you are doing include; too much cologne, wrong cloth for your body type and shape and over-accessorizing.

When dressing up, it’s important to focus on those little things that can make or break your personal style and everyday look.

Something as simple as a little mistake can totally throw off your look or ruin otherwise good style choices. Oftentimes its something as simple as how you present a particular choice.

No matter what it is, focusing on the proper details and nailing those can save you from potential disaster.  Some of these mistakes might be obvious but some you may not even know you are doing!

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Not grooming regularly

Overgrown hair, beards, and fingernails are a no-no. Make sure you’re taking proper care of your grooming and putting your best foot forward.  Especially important in professional environments.

Not paying attention to the details

The little things matter, so take care to focus on them. Things like not lint rolling your clothing (especially dark shirts, suits, and jackets), wearing wrinkled clothing, and not tucking in your shoelaces really matter with your overall look.

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Wearing too much cologne

A little goes a long way, and there’s nothing worse than smelling someone from 5 feet away. Nobody (especially women) wants that. If you can smell yourself, it’s too much.

Over accessorizing

This can go wrong so easily, over-accessorizing can be a huge problem.

Go easy on rings, bracelets, and other flashy items and go for more subtle, refined accessories to show some personality or flair. Stick with 1 or 2 items max, like a pocket square and a watch.

A man wearing a watch and other beaded bracelets

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Wearing clothes that don’t suit your body type and shape

Working with your body type is a huge part of getting well-fitting clothing. Choose items that will flatter and fit well.

Some easy items to avoid are henley shirts if you’re not fit or muscular, Chelsea boots if you’re a bigger guy, and classic straight-legged jeans if you’re a thinner guy.

Being overly conscious

Trying too hard can be as bad as not trying at all. Wearing trendy items that aren’t you or not wearing things that make you feel comfortable and confident are quick ways to ruin your overall style. People notice how you feel and if you’re feeling good about what you’re wearing and looking good, it will stand out.


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