This original article was first published here: Style Vs. Character – Does Your Appearance Match Your Personality?
Style is and has always been intensely personal. It is about letting your inner light shine through, so your outward appearance matches who you are inside. One of the best ways to communicate your personality to the rest of the planet is through your style and fashion preferences. Your choices in apparel and accessories can convey so much about who you are. They can tell other people practically everything they need to know about you.
Moreover, knowing your style also has a practical side. Even though today there are so many trends to dabble in and so many looks that can catch your fancy, selecting a prevailing theme for your wardrobe, and opting for must-have items, will make dressing an easy task that will bring you confidence every single day. After all, stylish people always look effortlessly pulled together.
Therefore, what clothes you put on yourself has a direct impact on how you feel, look, and act. Every man knows that wearing a suit makes him feel more powerful. Casual clothes make him friendlier and more creative. And wearing gym clothes can make him more likely to work out. So if you want to unlock your style in a way that matches your personality and brings out the best version of yourself, keep in mind the following pointers.
Wear Your True Self
Making decisions concerning clothing can be one of the most freeing feelings possible. So, don’t be afraid to wear what you want. The purpose of style is to show off your uniqueness. Try to be as bold or as subtle as you wish. For example, why not show your intimate emotions and views honestly and openly with graphic slogan t-shirts like the ones from Corinthians Corner? Or why not wear a red bow tie instead of a black bow tie at a formal affair? Your clothes will only work when they are harmonious with your personality. After all, today, men that are willing to break social norms are highly appreciated and attractive.
Aim for Individuality and Comfort
Your objective should never be to follow the crowd. If you attempt to emulate another individual’s fashion sense, it will never appear authentic or genuine to anyone else. The only thing you can do is make the most out of your fashion sensibilities. Try to be the best version of you possible. Importantly, never wear anything that does not make you feel comfortable and at ease. If you walk around awkwardly, you will feel awful. Your style should be all about feeling terrific. It should be about feeling amazing in your skin. If you walk around in an outfit with your head held high, it will encourage the people next to you to do the same. Your aim should be to make style choices that make you feel like anything in the world is possible. It should be to go with your instincts at all times as well.
Invest Time and Be Conscious
If you want to build your style, you must be aware of the styling choices that work for you and those that do not. Go out shopping and try every single clothing item in the dressing room. Bring a trustworthy friend who has your best interests in mind if you think you need help. When deciding on an outfit, take into consideration your preferred materials, cuts, and patterns. Think about your specific lifestyle and where you would wear them – the office, night out, casual weekend, social gatherings, etc. Another important thing – colors. Knowing what types of colors fit you (and generally fit together) is also critical. Wearing the right colors can make your skin look flawless, reduce the appearance of wrinkles or dark circles, and make you look healthier. Our advice is to start with neutral colors. They are not overpowering and can easily be mixed.
Mind Your Body Structure
Know your own body – its shape and proportions can help you create visual balance and harmony. And visual balance and harmony are pleasing to the eye. Thus, choosing clothes according to your body type and not according to the current trend is essential in feeling and looking good. Always opt for pieces that will accentuate your strongest features. For example, wear close-fitting clothes that reduce visual clutter and emphasize the clean, sharp lines of your torso. Or choose t-shirts with horizontal stripes to broaden your comparatively narrow waist. Or if legs are your best feature go for skinny jeans to accentuate them even more. Most importantly, keep in mind that when clothes do not fit well, they throw off your body proportions. So wearing clothes that fit properly is imperative to exceptional style.
Get Inspired From Someone Else
Inspire yourself from fashion magazines, chic celebrities, and generally people whose style you find unparalleled. Inspiration does not mean that you are stealing someone else’s style; it means utmost respect. So, if you spot an appealing outfit, think about what you can do to incorporate it into your style. Reflect on how you can infuse it with more character or combine it with your items to create a unique look. Importantly, if you are struggling to create an original, 100% unique personal style, do not overwhelm yourself. First, focus on classic styles, then slowly add your personal spin. Nobody became an expert from day one!
Your style is subject to evolution. As you grow and your lifestyle transforms, your style will change too. However, knowing yourself and what makes you feel good and comfortable should always be a starting point when thinking about your appearance. Being clear on who you want to present to the world is essential, no matter what stage of life you are in.
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