When it comes to style evolution, you don’t really see any revolutionary change whatsoever and most of the times it’s just an upgrade on the earlier styles. Men kind of get stuck in this redundant flux where they are expected to follow certain styles, patterns, and fabrics, with no luxury to experiment with their style like women do. But the fashion is evolving and men are experimenting with different cuts and textures to find their personal style. You don’t really have to step much out of your comfort zone to add a dash of style and playfulness to your outfits.
Men’s formal wear is the most understated of all outfits and most of the times the styles and cuts are simple and straightforward with no fancy designs patterns of embellishments. In the recent Hollywood award parties, the fashion police were rueing on the fact that men wore similar looking suits with no real character or personality to any of the looking. Most of the times men invest in three-piece suits in neutral shades with really no style or flair to it. With designers trying out different fabrics, textures and colors in men’s formal wear, the fashion scene for men hopefully won’t be as dull or bleak anymore.
Here are some of the tips to personalize and jazz up your formal wear to uplift your complete look.
Definitely cannot compromise on the fit since your attire gets most of the effect from that tailor-cut look and feel of a suit. Most men who are either on the heavier side try to cover it up by going up a size or two, but this works against their favor. An ill-fitting suit is tacky and will make you look like you are wearing a borrowed suit. Try to get the right fit for yourself and experiment with the cuts and stitches for an interesting look.
Play With The Lapel
Jacket lapels are the most neglected part of the suit even though it can help turn your boring look into a total spiffy look. Lapels are meant to decorate and experiment with the shape for a unique look. The easiest way to lift any outfit is by adding a decorative piece to the lapel but make sure that matches with the rest of the outfit. Whether you wanna add a flower or a fancy button, get creative with the lapel and your outfit will get the much-required lift.
Print Perfect and Colour Splash
Yes, it might feel like we are entering dangerous territory when we talk about prints, colors and men’s formal wear. But designers are experimenting with different prints and colors in their latest creations and the result is flattering and edgy. Try out geometric prints, colored colors, mix of two different shades to bring together the complete look. Earlier men were averse to the idea of using colors in formal wear but with amazing combinations available today, there is no reason why you can’t have a little fun with your look.
Experiment with different suit styles and instead of pairing it with the same old boring dress shoes, try wearing funky and quirky shoes to add dimension to your whole look. Have fun with the length of the blazer and suit and the fabric to give a totally different spin to your look. Experiment with the overcoat color to give a new spin to the same suit.
Tie Game On Point
We have come a long way from the blues, blacks and reds in tie fashions and you will so many interesting color combinations and prints today to experiment with. Try wearing a bow tie in a contrasting yet pleasant color to give your overall look a pop color if you are opting for a neutral shade in suits, bow ties are fun yet classy. Play with the tie’s texture and choose a texture different from the suit’s texture to add depth and an edge to your look.
Unlike women, men have lesser options but with a little bit of personal flair and playfulness you can spruce up any outfit to add a dash of personality to your look.