By Vanessa B
Dressing well is a crucial skill in today’s world. It can be hard to know how to start but style, fashion, and beauty are as essential to men’s confidence as it is for women. The important thing is to feel happy and comfortable in your skin. There are plenty of ways to achieve this, and it may take some time to find the methods that suit you best.
Lockdown has meant that many of us have been isolated from our social circles for months now. This can make it even more intimidating to get out socialising once again.
Get Your Wardrobe Ready
You should take stock of the clothes in your wardrobe and see if they are still your style. A lot can change in a year, and plenty of people are finding that their pre-COVID wardrobes no longer suit their needs and taste. It may help to try on each piece of clothing one by one to determine if they still fit well and if you can picture yourself wearing them again in the future.
If you find that there aren’t many items in your wardrobe that you want to keep, you could invest in some new pieces. High-quality blue jeans, simple t-shirts and leather jackets are all staples that any wardrobe can benefit from.
Many of us have found ourselves out of shape over the last year. Whether because of gyms closing, stress eating or a lack of opportunity to leave the house, it is not uncommon to find you have gained a few pounds.
You could remedy this by starting up your exercise routine again. Now that the weather is slowly warming up to summer, it is the perfect time to get out and start moving your body again. You could start small if it has been a while since you last worked out. For instance, begin by going on short walks around your local area or try out some short exercise videos at home.
Take Care Of Your Skin
Our skin can take a major beating throughout the day, and no one wants to look aged beyond their years. Skincare is a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day and reduce the risk of discomfort from common skin conditions like eczema.
At a minimum, it is a good idea to use facial sun cream that will protect you from sunburn and skin cancer. It may help to do some research into the sun creams available and find one that feels comfortable to apply.
Get A Haircut
One thing that has been almost universally missed over the past year of COVID restrictions are haircuts. Some people have opted for DIY home haircuts with clippers while others have let their manes grow long, but a visit to the hairdresser is crucial for everyone post-lockdown.
If you’ve noticed your hairline thinning out, another great way to feel more confident in yourself is to consider a hair transplant surgery. You should always choose a reputable service provider like Enhance Hair Restoration to ensure you get the best possible aesthetic outcome and aftercare.
Have Your Suit Dry Cleaned
Now that lockdown is easing, the wedding season is beginning again. For many of us, it has been months or even years since we last dusted off our suits for a wedding. You could consider having your suit dry cleaned so that it will smell and look its very best when you next attend a more formal event.
Opt For Comfort
Formal events aside, one trend that has come out of the lockdown and looks set to stick around is the focus on comfortable and stylish clothes. When first getting out and socialising, it may be a good idea to choose a comfortable outfit to help ease yourself back into social settings.
For instance, you could choose an outfit of comfortable jeans paired with a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Then, select your comfiest pair of shoes to pair with the outfit (aside from your football boots!) and consider some small accessories like a watch or subtle necklace.
Buy Things That Will Last
One of the greatest ways to look and feel amazing is to own high-quality clothing that will last for years. There’s nothing quite like wearing jeans or boots that have been worn-in properly, and it will provide you with both comfort and style over the years. It will also positively impact your wallet and the environment if you don’t have to repurchase similar items multiple times over the years.
Get Professionally Measured And Fitted
The best way to find clothes that look great on you is to ensure they are the right size and fit. The easiest way to do this is to get yourself properly measured by a tailor. You could also sample different sizes at a clothes shop to get an idea of the size that fits you best.
It is crucial to keep in mind that not all clothing sizes are universal. You might often find that the size that fits well in one shop will not fit at all in another. Try not to be discouraged by this, and always try on your purchases before deciding to keep them.
Polish Your Shoes
As lockdown eases, we will have more and more opportunities to revisit our favorite hangouts and start attending formal events again. So it may be a good idea to ensure that your shoes are ready to go in the event you receive a last-minute initiation. If you’re not sure how best to polish your shoes, there are plenty of helpful guides online to help.
The key to looking your best is often to feel your best. There are many ways you can achieve this, and the ways that work best for you will often come down to personal preference. You could try a few of the methods above to find out what works for you. It may also help to follow men’s style blogs, sites, and influencers for regular inspiration and advice.