How to Dress Stylishly, Even if You Don't Know Much about Style

Words by, Lucy Parks

Photography by, Mark Asuncion

Not every man is born with that elusive style gene. For some people, piecing together a fashionable outfit that fits properly and suits today’s trends seems like an impossible task. If you’re tired of looking like someone who stepped out of a different decade, but you really are missing that style gene, these tips have been made just for you.

Here are a few tips on how you can dress stylishly, even if you don’t know much about style.

Enlist the Help of a Personal Stylist

This tip is meant for the guy that really has no idea when it comes to fashion and has no clue where to begin. A personal stylist will be able to work with today’s most relevant pieces and pick the ones that work best with your personality and lifestyle. It’s a very personalized approach to shopping and a great way to get a full wardrobe all at once.

This is usually best if you are working from scratch and have a fairly sizable budget to work with. It’s not worth it if you just want a couple of new pieces in your wardrobe.

Get Someone Else to Do the Shopping

Another way to start wearing more stylish clothing is to get someone else to do the shopping. Today, you can find subscription box services such as that provide you with monthly curated packages that are filled with all the top items. You get a chance to pick your style so that the box can be customized for you.

When you think about it, if you’re getting a new box of clothing each month, within just a few months you’ll have a pretty impressive wardrobe that you can mix and match. The great part is that you don’t have to search and shop around for any of it.

Fit Above All Else

While you may think that focus should be all on the clothing item itself, the most important thing should actually be the fit. You can wear the most fashionable item and still have it look all wrong if the fit is off. This goes for any item you buy, which is why it also helps to know your body shape.

Don't Underestimate the Power of Footwear

Before you declare your wardrobe update a success, it's important to take a look at your footwear game. Yes, running shoes are comfortable, but that doesn't mean they should be worn with everything you wear. It's important for guys to have a few options available to them, as footwear can totally transform an entire outfit.

Ideally, you want to have a pair of running shoes for workouts in the gym or outdoors, a pair of casual shoes when you need to step things up, and then a pair of smart shoes for formal events.

Embracing Style Head-On

By using these tips you’ll be able to embrace style head-on in a way that isn’t overwhelming and intimidating to you.

Thank you for reading! 

The article above is a featured guest post enunciated, and written by, Lucy Parks. Specially written for Approved by, Igee Okafor