What guy doesn’t want to improve his appearance in some way? The only thing stopping most men from trying to update their look is time and money.
But that is a problem for men of yesteryear. Today, men don’t need to spend a lot of time or money on their skin, hair and clothes.
The men’s grooming industry has finally caught on to the needs of regular guys. Modern men don’t want to add a ton of extra steps to their morning routine just to look better; rather, they want an uncomplicated way to elevate their look so that they can improve their personal life and career.
Ready to enhance your handsome? Here are a few ways to spruce up your look without going broke or spending hours in the bathroom:
Dress for Your Body Type
That outfit looked good on Henry Cavill in the latest issue of GQ magazine. Why can’t it work for you?
It’s not only because you don’t have a team of stylists to make you look good. It’s because you probably have a different body type than the Man of Steel. Sure, many of us wish that we were six-foot-one and shredded like Cavill—but this is simply not the case for most guys.
The key to instantly elevating your style is getting clothes which fit properly. Unfortunately, some guys hear “fitted clothes” and immediately think “tight-fitting.” Form-fitting clothes should be lightly contoured to your body type rather than super tight.
Once you know which of the five body types you have, you’ll find that it’s much easier to pick clothes that highlight your best features. It will also help hide the features you aren’t particularly fond of, such as your skinny legs or short stature.
Get Serious About Your Skin Care Routine
Being serious about your skin care doesn’t mean using 10 different products to achieve glowing skin, nor does it mean adding hours to your morning routine. It just means upgrading the bar of soap you’ve been using to wash your face.
Four basic skin care products that every man should own include a facial cleaner, exfoliating scrub and a moisturizer for morning and night. If you’re in your late 20s or 30s, a men’s firming serum wouldn’t hurt either.
If you want to make things even easier on yourself, consider ordering a men’s skin care system that’s sent straight to your door every month. It truly doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Learn How to Talk with Your Barber
Your barber isn’t a mind reader. To come out of the barbershop looking like a million bucks, you need to go in with a strategy.
Barbers don’t expect their clients to know everything there is to know about hair. However, you should be prepared to answer questions using some basic hair definitions (i.e., taper vs. fade, texture, layers, etc.)
Your barber also needs some direction; otherwise, you are more likely to leave with the wrong haircut. The easiest way to communicate with your barber is to bring in a picture of the hairstyle you want. Describe what you like about the haircut and then you can get into the specifics.
Remember to tell your barber how much you want taken off and where. If the hairstyle in the photo is a tad shorter than you’d like, mention it to your barber.
Invest in Timeless Clothing
As fun as it is to sport the latest trends, timeless styles will give you the most bang for your buck. They never go out of style, which means that not only will they age gracefully through the years, but you won’t cringe when you see old photos of yourself.
One of the best timeless pieces a man can invest in is a pair of jeans. Get yourself a nice pair of dark wash denim and you won’t regret it.
Dark wash denim can be dressed up or down and it’s the most common type of pants that guys wear. Wear your denim with a stylish pair of Chelsea boots and you are set for date night and beyond.
Enhance Your Style with Statement Clothing
The most stylish men don’t draw attention to themselves. That being said, you can have a little fun with your style with a statement piece.
Statement clothing refers to a garment that adds excitement and personality to an otherwise simple look. For example, Justin Trudeau is the king of wearing statement socks and often makes a boring suit fun and playful.
Statement pieces don’t need to draw the wrong kind of attention. Something as simple as a denim jacket can add interest to your look and be your statement piece. Jackets make great statement pieces because you can take them off if you suddenly feel self-conscious about your style choice.
Make a Date with the Gym
Many guys hate hearing this, but there is no denying that the gym can do great things for your appearance.
Although muscles and definition take weeks—if not months—to build, you can leave the gym feeling accomplished and confident after just one workout. This can instantly boost your confidence, which in turn boosts your attractiveness.
Confident people have an air about them which makes them irresistible. And who says that you need to pay for a gym membership? If you’re watching your budget, simply lace up your shoes and go for a run. You’ll start feeling happier and more confident in no time.
Up Your Game
It’s never been more important for men to look their best. It’s a competitive world for guys, both in terms of work and relationships.
Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to start feeling good about your appearance. Whether it’s taking five more minutes on your skin care routine or getting a tailored suit, the confidence you gain from these tweaks can have a big impact in other areas of your life.
*This post was sourced for dadvworld.com*
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