It is clear that men as much as women struggle with their style and fashion. I have noticed that increasingly men are becoming jealous of all the Trinny and Susannah type programs that are mainly concentrated on advising women – they want a piece of the action too!
When you know-how, looking good becomes an integral part of feeling good. Style can be learned and actually it’s quite scientific! There are reasons and explanations as to why certain things look good on you. It’s all about optical illusions.
Some Useful Men Fashion Tips Include
Unfortunately, because men don’t want to be seen to be worrying about it, in general men don’t ask for advice as much as women, and therefore fashion advice for men is still lagging behind women’s. But they still want to look good so you’ll be relieved to know that help is at hand – Busting Diva offers men fashion advice!
Even though they may not be quite as extensive, colors are relevant for you to guys. Think about the colors that suit you; do your eyes sparkle when you wear certain colors? Do you look washed out when wearing others? Or do dark colors make you look tired? Do you feel good in softer more muted tones or do brighter colors bring out the best in you? Is your wardrobe full of blues or do you tend to go for more browns and khaki greens? We do color consultations for guys too, so you’ll go away armed with the knowledge of how to shop in the future and know the basic characteristics of the colors you should be looking for and how to put them together. Whether it’s a suit and tie or more casual look the rules are the same.
Are your shoulders narrower than you’d like? Is your tummy less than toned? Have you got short legs? There are many tricks you can use to give the illusion of a different body shape, enhance what you’ve got and disguise what you don’t like. When looking at another person your eye travels up and down (literally looking someone up and down!) unless it’s stopped by a horizontal line and then it’ll go side to side. So it makes sense to put that horizontal line where you want people to look or at a part of your body you’d like to look wider, rather than drawing attention to the parts you don’t want people to look at, for example, a belt across a beer belly – far better to have some vertical lines skimming past it. In addition, vertical lines give the illusion of looking taller and give the impression of chopping you in half, for example, a dark jacket over a light t-shirt or a long scarf. Vertical lines can be created by seams, zips, single lines of buttons, ribbing on a sweater. Lapels pointing up makes your shoulders look wider, whereas turn-ups and low slung pants make legs look shorter. It’s the subtlety in menswear that counts, the cut of your jeans, the style of your watch, the fit of your t-shirt, your shoes.
And what about your personality, it comes through in your clothes. Are you more sporty, outdoorsy, or perhaps dramatic? And what about your lifestyle? How much time do you spend at work, doing sport? Traveling? Going out? Your wardrobe should reflect that.