Why Men's Accessories Are A Game Changer
Posted on 25 June 2017
There's no question that accessories can have a huge impact on a man's outfit and overall style. Unfortunately, not enough men give accessories a try. It's true that it can be difficult at first if you don't know where to start, but it is well worth it.
When a man decides to use an accessory, they are simply adding their personal taste to their outfits. Even though some men may think they don't have many alternatives in terms of accessories, the truth is that they do. There are many different men's accessories that can provide you with that specific look you desire.
But why are men's accessories a game changer?
Reason #1: Expression of Style and Personality
Accessories help you express your style as well as who you are. If you're a more conservative man, you'll tend to use more classical and conservative accessories. If you are a fun and outgoing person, you may rock some funky socks and sport a polka dot tie. Whatever your style is, you can find an accessory to show it off. And as for personality, the way you dress can say a lot about you.
Reason #2: Attention Grabbing
Since the regular man sticks to the most basic outfits, accessories allow you to stand out and really bring your outfits to the next level. Just think of how many people you know who wear pocket squares. Probably not that many. Now think of someone you know who wears lapel pins. Probably no one. Point being, people tend to notice uniqueness and men's accessories help you achieve unique looks.
Reason #3: Outfit Options Become Limitless
When it comes to men's accessories, there are no rules. You can use one accessory today and 3 or 4 tomorrow. The best thing about having a variety of accessories is that you can have endless opportunities to mix and match them. This is perfect since you'll always look your best no matter the look you are going for, casual or formal. You can create a whole new outfit simply by changing your accessories. For example, if you wear a white dress shirt and black suit, you can change your outfit by wearing a different tie and pocket square. It's that simple. @dapper.one demonstrates this well on his instagram page. Below are a few of his outfits. You can see why he calls himself the dapper one!
Reason #4: It's Fun!
The greatest part of wearing accessories is that you can have a lot of fun mixing and matching. Creativity ensues when putting together an ensemble. And once you understand what works and what doesn't, finding outfits for any occasion becomes a lot easier. Mixing and matching is an art and with any art, it can become your passion. What is also undeniably fun is looking good. Because when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you are happy. And if you are happy then you must be having fun!
These are just a couple reasons why accessories can upgrade your style. If you think of any others, feel free to comment below.
It wouldn't be fair if I told you how great accessories are without naming a few. So here are 10 accessories that you can add to your wardrobe that will bring your style to the next level:
You probably already have a pair but are they a nice pair? If you tend to buy cheap pairs at the pharmacy that's ok. But keep those for activities where you might risk breaking them. For the everyday, consider investing in a high-quality pair of sunglasses. You will find that they tend to be more stylish and will fit your face better.
Now cufflinks aren't for any occasion, but they are a must if you want to look like pure class. If you are going for this look, you'll need a dress shirt with single cuffs or french cuffs. Think of cufflinks as a fancy alternative for buttons. But with cufflinks you can easily change them. Like any accessory you want to pick cufflinks that complement your outfit.
#3: Wrist Watch
People may not use watches to tell time any more but they remain a fashion statement. The truth is, an outfit feels incomplete without a timepiece. With the many different styles of watches, you can find the perfect one for any outfit, casual or formal.
Wearing a belt is something that most man already do. And this may be one of the reasons why most men don't consider it an accessory. However, it can be because it can add style to an outfit.
A high-quality leather belt that matches your shoes can really make you stand out from the crowd. Just make sure that you have one in brown and one in black. These are definitely the best colors since you'll be able to match it with all types of trousers, jeans, suits, and shoes.
Neckties are always a must and are always in fashion. With so many different colors and patterns to choose from, neckties are definitely one of the best men's accessories.
#6: Pocket Squares
Pocket squares used in conjunction with the necktie will give men an extra formal look that is required for certain occasions. However, during the summer, for example, you may only use a pocket square. It will give you an elegant and unique look since this is one accessory that isn't used by many men.
#7: Lapel Pins
Although not too many men wear lapel pins, they can definitely make the difference in an outfit. You've probably heard "it's all in the details". Well lapel pins are one of those details.
#8: Tie Bars
Tie bars aren't only functional since they keep your necktie in place, they are also a great accessory. With many styles to choose from, you can easily find one that compliments any outfit. For example, if you are wearing any brown, you can wear a tie clip with a wood finish.
And now you're thinking that socks don't belong here. But, they do. Can you imagine dressing a great dark suit, wearing a fabulous necktie and a pocket square, and when you decide to sit down, everyone sees the awful socks you decided to wear? Socks do matter. Like any accessory, they can help express your style and personality.
Bracelets are a great addition to your wardrobe. Find bracelets that compliment your outfits. For example, tiger eye beaded bracelets are great for outfits with brown/tan in them. But you can find bracelets in all colors and try to match it with another accessory, like your necktie.
If you are interested in fashion and want to look your best, you should look into the accessories mentioned above. If you don't know where to start, you can visit our instagram page for style inspiration. The best way to learn is to study others. It will help you understand what works and what doesn't and will open your mind to the endless outfit options out there.