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5 Steps to Building Your Individual Style

5 steps to building your individual style 5 Steps to Building Your Individual Style

You can imagine how difficult it must be for a fashion conscious man to find something to wear. With so many different options and choices, your personal style can end up looking like an optical illusion; or worse, you can start looking like every other guy out there.

Your individual style has to be flexible, because you are a flexible and adaptable modern man. You are a cosmopolitan soldier with a mission and an appearance that matches. You are the guy that looks better than his boss. Hell, you look better than their boss too. EveryGuyed’s ‘5 Steps to Building Your individual Style’ will show you how to get there.

Be Yourself…Just Better

Any time you decide to break your own rules, it’s a scary moment; but it’s far worse when people get too settled in their ways. You can end up missing out on some great things, like that big promotion at work and even that perfect style that might have seemed too far out to be your own.

Being yourself means looking for things that fit the climate you occupy at a given time – in your career, geography, age, etc. – while still reflecting your personal tastes and preferences.

Look for things that fit the climate you occupy at a given time while still reflecting your personal tastes and preferences.

Stick With The Classics: Clothes and People

Items that never go out of style are considered so for a reason; they achieve elements of perfection that allow them to span decades; and items like these are a great foundation to building your style.

Each person should have their own style and avoid looking like every other guy out there; however, getting inspiration and ideas from someone with a great sense of style is never a bad thing. Some good names to look to for inspiration include: Paul Newman, John F. Kennedy, Vincent Cassel, and Johnny Depp.

It may seem counter intuitive that such ubiquitous items can contribute to your individuality, but they’re essential to creating a look that gets you noticed in the best way.

Some good names to look to for inspiration include: Paul Newman, John F. Kennedy, Vincent Cassel, and Johnny Depp.

Shopping Like a Man

Most men tend to shop passively; spending as little time as possible and often reverting to old standby’s of years – or decades – past. Very few of us spend time thoughtfully considering things like fit, finish, and ultimately how an item might accentuate our existing wardrobe.

If you’re laying down a paycheck or two, why not really take the time to try on multiple items in multiple sizes? It would surprise most men to learn that they often don’t buy clothes suited to their body type; so next time your in a shop, grab the medium as well as the large, and always pick up one item that immediately catches your attention regardless of whether or not you can see yourself in it. Try it on and actually see yourself in it.

Most men often don’t buy clothes suited to their body type; so next time your in a shop, grab the medium as well as the large.

Keep It Simple Stupid

A man in uniform is desired by millions of women across the world, primarily because their outward appearance exudes confidence.

Before you head over to the costume store for a holster and a badge, remember that there is nothing wrong with having an outfit that works wonders for you. When we say uniform, really what we are driving home is a set of clothing that you like together and that you can use in a variety of situations.

When we say uniform, really what we are driving home is a set of clothing that you like together and that you can use in a variety of situations.

Dress for the Occasion, Even If It Isn’t Really One

The last step, and one of the most critical is dressing appropriately for a given occasion.

Often, guys are caught wearing outfits strictly reserved for the couch at bars and parties. This type of style lets everyone know you have none. Dressing casually can actually look well put together, but still laid back and easy.

Going to the bar? Why not try jeans, a sweater, and a cotton blazer. Heading to a house party? A funky shirt and worn-in jeans looks perfect for scoring digits.

The last step, and one of the most critical is dressing appropriately for a given occasion.

Summary

The 5 steps are not meant to be taken sequentially, but keep this in mind; the list is pretty comprehensive. More important than any rule or step is one essential rule to building your individual style; stay true to yourself. Worse than anything else, is a man that lets his clothes wear him.

Worse than anything else, is a man that lets his clothes wear him

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Aaron Duarte
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Aaron Duarte likes to consider himself a true renaissance man. Attending Ryerson University for Film Studies, as well as completing four years in their Interior Design program, Aaron is currently pursuing his eye for Fashion. Citing film, music, and literature as his greatest influences, Aaron is also a painter and photographer and is excited to showcase his work on the global stage
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  1. The grammar in this article is just absolutely horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On another note…
    “Items that never goes ( IT’S “GO”) out of style are considered so for a reason; they achieve elements of perfection that allow them to span decades; and items like these are a great foundation to building your style.” May I ask what are those Items? you never mention it…how bout writing in a way that you actually reference something in fashion, like a style of shirt or collar, or a type of tie, pant cut……instead of Johny Depp.

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