Follow the styling tips below to stay on top of your game.
Style Tip #1 – Have Self-Confidence
Before anything else… understand that a big chunk of style depends on a confident attitude. Self-confidence doesn’t just help you engage with women. It’s an internal driving force for remembering who you are and what you stand for.
So how do you build that confidence? Start by learning from a good mentor. An older guy who exudes confidence the second he makes eye contact with anybody (without coming off as arrogant).
Aside from that, master the art of power posing whenever you lack self-confidence. You’d be surprised by how much simple actions like the “Superman pose” can benefit us mentally.
Style Tip #2 – Value Style & Image
Entering the real world – you’ve got to open your eyes to the inconvenient truth: books are always judged by their covers. Appearances do matter. Especially when it comes to first impressions. Isn’t a good personality still important? Absolutely. But some people won’t ever be exposed to it if they can’t see past your lackluster “cover.”
To nail first impressions, your style and image have to work within society’s system of what’s acceptable – what’s expected of young professionals. You want to dress in a way that can easily grant you those precious seconds to sell a thought, make your case, and influence others.
That means you must stick to crisp, clean, and well-fitted clothing. That’s what encourages people to take you more seriously. It also matters to dress appropriately for your age. If your wardrobe screams “student” or “teenager” – you’re going to be treated like you’re still a kid. You need dressier clothes that show your maturity so you’ll gain the respect and trust of everyone (older and younger).
Style Tip #3 – Level-Up Your Footwear
People see shoes as a way of measuring your net worth – or assuming your career and social status. So I believe in spending good money on a pair of high-quality dress shoes. It’s a classic type of footwear that works for nearly all occasions.
A pair of quality leather shoes is one of the best investments – provided it’s durable and comfortable to wear for many years (with nothing more than some light cleaning and the occasional shine required). It’s not just about looking sharp. These shoes represent attention to detail, and how carefully you present yourself (not giving people any reason to ridicule your young age or starting salary).
Style Tip #4 – Take Care Of Your Clothing
In general, being young means you’ve got less disposable income. Budgeting is a must. But at the same time – there’s no excuse for not keeping your clothes in great shape. With just a few bucks, be selective with buying things such as wooden hangers for your suits, shoe rack for your shoes, a reliable iron, and detergent.
Remember that fit is king. It’s your top concern in the style pyramid (before you think of fabric and function/style) for any clothing item. If it doesn’t fit (and can’t be slightly adjusted to fit) – do NOT buy it. It won’t work.
Style Tip #6 – Choose QUALITY Over Quantity
What good is a wardrobe that comprises of items that either don’t feel good to wear or are difficult to match with one another? Not good at all. While you’re still young, this is one of those mistakes you’ll be glad you made. Because it gives you the wisdom to make better purchases (even beyond clothing) at an early age.
Style Tip #7 – Ignore Fashion Trends
Finally, don’t fall prey to the whimsical whims of fashion. Mainstream fashion trends change too fast to really become staples of your style. And young men can’t afford a complete wardrobe overhaul every month. So avoid anything that doesn’t survive past an “in” season.
Stick to timeless clothing pieces and classic colors, patterns, textures, and combinations.