I love the fall season! Why? Fashion-wise, we are afforded the most freedom and luxury in this season. It’s neither too hot nor too cold – so weather isn’t much of a hindrance when it’s time to pick out your outfit of the day.
This is the first of a two-part series and in this post, I’ll be starting with a group so sensitive to me (I might be among them) – guys in their late teens and twenties.
Why the hell should young guys even care about their dressing?
Before we go deep into what you should and should not be wearing, how you should and shouldn’t wear them and what habits to drop, you might be wondering why an upgrade should even be necessary. After all, everyone dresses this way..Give me a minute.
1. Dressing Well brings Confidence
When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you gain confidence. And with confidence comes a lot of things: charisma, arrogance and the mind set to tackle the challenges of the day. This is the beginning of a school semester for some of us and school is a big deal. If it really is, why not dress to reflect how big a deal it is? Also, I know from experience that look good and have confidence are more attractive to ladies..Ladies call my confidence cockiness but they love me regardless 🙂
2. You feel mature
In this group, we are young people. That’s the truth. We are young. But we would love to be treated as grown-ups. You’re more likely to be treated as a grown-up if you dress like a grown-up.
Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, let’s get into the things you should do to look good this fall..
How Young Guys could Upgrade their Style
There is no better season to rock sweaters than the fall season. One good thing about these things is that they work whether you want to look responsibly casual or a little dressed-up. An even better thing is we have a variety of them – Crew neck, zip-up, button down, hooded sweaters. Pair these up with jeans or khaki pants and we’re good to go. Bring out the high-top sneakers or loafers for a casual look and some dress shoes for a dressed-up look.
We are young people. We don’t like stress. This is a life-saver! This is what we wear most of the time. These are the perfect pick when you have a morning class and you’re running late, or for chilling with friends at the cafeteria. Here’s the rule: Put away the drab and offensive graphics and keep it strictly classy and interesting.
These make you look responsible. Simple as that. Like sweaters, they could make you look casual or a little dressed-up. If there ever was a party you wouldn’t want to be overdressed for or even a class presentation, polos are your go-to guys.
Button Down Shirts
Restrict the graphic tees to when you don’t have time to think because you’re running late and when you’re chilling with friends at the cafeteria. Typically, your wardrobe should be drifting towards button-down shirts. They are more mature, classy and presentable. For dates, tees are an absolute NO! For the fall season, flannel plaid shirts are a no-brainer.
At this age, it’s a lot to ask to invest in a good suit but it’s an absolute must to get a blazer. GET A BLAZER! As a guy, you must have at least one. These will come in handy one day, I promise. Rock your blazer on that date with a pair of chinos, khakis, jeans, dress pants…whatever. Just own a blazer please.
Coats and Jackets
Denim and leather jackets are good picks for a casual look while pea and duffle coats are my picks for a classier look this season. You could knot a scarf if you wanted to do something extra.
Cliché right? I’m not talking about the jeans you wore 5 times a week, for two years straight that were washed once in two weeks. Not those dirty faded jeans that were starting to have tears at the bottom due to over-wearing. It’s imperative you look to invest in some nice pairs of jeans. Doesn’t matter what kind so long as they fit, they’re not being overworn and they’re kept clean. They go with basically everything and are permitted for almost any kind of occasion.
My personal favourite! At this age, we’ll want to look casual 90 percent of the time. So a good pair of sneakers is all we need to look good most of the time. For a slightly dressed-up look, we have chukka, desert and dress boots. Normal dress shoes do the trick for a dressed-up look as well. Even sneakers could work but you’ll have to do away with the bright-coloured laces.
For the overall outFIT
You can rock all the nice things available in the planet but it won’t look good on you if it’s not your FIT. Simple. Regardless of your body shape, it’s extremely important you wear clothes that are fitted. Don’t wear shirts that are too big or pants that are too small. A good fit showcases your body strengths.
One more thing…
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So there’s my two cents about young guys’ style. Hope you enjoyed it and learned a thing or two. Feel free to leave your opinions in the comments. Let’s keep the conversation going.
The second part of this series will be focused on men in their late twenties and over and will be posted shortly.