Now that it’s 2018, the “New Year, New You” campaign is in full swing. We have absolutely no problem with this, as any chance to better yourself should be taken! But the thing we find interesting is: why wait until a new year to change something about yourself? No matter what the month is or even what day it might be, the desire to upgrade – be it fitness, intelligence, or style – should be seized whenever it strikes.
A man changing his style can often be a big step. After all, once we get comfortable with something, it’s difficult to change on a whim, but change we must! Every man needs to grow and evolve, and as you get older, you’ll find that a style that worked for you at one point, simply doesn’t work for you now. So, if you’ve found yourself at a point where you’re no longer happy with the way you dress or present yourself, you may well want to try one of the following tips.
Dye your hair
It has become very common for women to change their hair color on an almost monthly basis, but why not men too? Well, now’s the time to break the chain and make it commonplace for men to dye their hair whenever they feel like it. Coloring your hair when you discover gray patches doesn’t have to be the only time you apply the dye, as you might feel that you’re bored of being blond and wish to go darker, or even vice versa. Make sure you know what you’re doing when it comes to using hair color for men, because getting it wrong can have disastrous results! However, if you visit a professional or use a reputable hair care brand, then dyeing your hair will give you a fresh start for your style.
Start wearing watches
Of course, it’s easy to simply bring out your smartphone if you ever need to check the time, but where’s the fun in that? Having a watch simply oozes style and sophistication, and you’ll commonly find that both men and women love to give compliments about a good watch. And no, avoid retro Casio digital watches, either go for a cool and affordable Swatch watch or splash out on an Omega or Tag Heuer. If you really prefer the digital look, then at least go for a cool smartwatch. Other than having a stylish accessory on your wrist, it also means that you look at your smartphone far less, which is a great thing!
Wear slim jeans
Okay, we’re not talking ’emo’ skin-tight jeans, but the time of wearing baggy, ill-fitting jeans has definitely gone. Skinny jeans will help you appear leaner and of course: cooler. Avoid those baggy dark blue jeans with the hems turned up, instead go for a pair of slim, black jeans with the hems turned down. Combine them with a plain black shirt, a pair of brown Brogues, and a leather belt, and then we’re talking. Admittedly, it’s best to be in good shape to wear skinny jeans, but this is a further incentive to exercise more and eat healthily!
Properly roll up your sleeves
Rolling up your sleeves is an essential lifehack for any man to know. When wearing a collared, long sleeve shirt, it can be such a cool look when you nonchalantly roll up your sleeves and show some forearm. However, you’ve got to know exactly how to roll them up! This video below can show you how to do it right.
Stop wearing white socks
Okay, wearing white socks is totally fine if you’re playing sport, but outside of that? You need to wear bright, fun socks. Other than the fact that they simply look so much better, it has also been revealed that wearing colorful socks makes you more creative. So, good looks and better creativeness? Those are two big reasons as to why you really need to ditch white socks and start getting a bit more fun with what you wear on your feet!
Tidy up your facial hair
Everyone unanimously agrees that there’s not much worse than a neck beard. Having a beard appears great on most men, but there is a certain art to it all. Make sure you’re trimming the hair just below the jawline, as hair on the neck is never a good look. The same can be said for the mustache covering your upper lip! Be certain you’re trimming that area so that the hair never passes the lip. While you’re at it, using tweezers to remove stray hairs between your eyebrows is a worthwhile endeavor, as these simply look ugly and out of place.