The role of men’s accessories can be difficult to understand, especially for those who believe they’re good to go once they put on their clothes and shoes. But if you’re willing to stand out from the crowd, you can safely bet on fashion accessories to help you out!
Check out these 10 men’s accessories that are guaranteed to take any look from drab to fab!
This simple accessory can tie your whole look together while also letting your exquisite taste shine through. And you don’t need to have dozens of belts in your wardrobe to look on point; a couple of staples and you’ll be set!
- Always wear a belt to match the color and texture of your footwear.
- Belts that are too wide might fail to cut it; go for skinny belts or ones that are not more than one and a half inches in width.
- Match the buckle finish with any other piece of heavy metal that you’re sporting- like your watch or bracelet.
- While you must have a quality leather belt in your arsenal, don’t dismiss fabric belts that can look great with casual outfits.
- Wear the right belt size! When fastened, the belt’s tip should rest halfway between the first and second belt loops.
The right pair of sunglasses not only offers practicality but also effortless style to your look. Invest in a single quality pair that you can flaunt everywhere, or buy a couple of frames to go with different outfits!
- Buy a frame that flatters the shape of your face. If you have a round face, go for square or rectangular frames, and if you have an angular face, opt for round frames.
- Retro styles, Wayfarers, Aviators, and tortoiseshell frames are top favorites and have timeless appeal.
- Let your sunnies shine by pairing them with a casual tee and foregoing heavy metal pieces.
- Hook your sunglasses onto your shirt collar or trouser pockets to make a style statement without actually wearing them!
Another practical accessory that can make you look a million bucks if done right! Wallets aren’t created equal, so it’s important to pick one that’s suited to your daily activities.
- Leather wallets are dressier than synthetic ones. Also, the darker the wallet, the more dressier it is. So invest in a good leather wallet in dark brown or black if you’re dressed to the nines on all days.
- Fabric and canvas wallets can elevate your casual wear.
- Choose a wallet that has enough space to carry essentials comfortably. Bulging wallets look unsightly and can also keep you from staying organized.
Just like any other piece of jewelry or accessory, bracelets are meant to add to your look, not be the center-point of your attire or stand out distinctly from your outfit.
- Don’t mix metals, especially on the same wrist.
- Thin bracelets can be stacked on the same wrist to add interest, but avoid doing the same with thick bracelets.
- Wear thin metal or cord bands with metal wrist watches.
- Avoid keeping both wrists occupied; wear your bracelets and watch on the same wrist.
There’s no way this accessory is going obsolete because even if you have your smartphone to check the time, you can’t compete with the classic appeal of a wristwatch!
- If wearing a leather band, match the color of your watch with that of your shoes and belt. Metal wrist watches will pair well with any color.
- Match the metal of your wristwatch to that of your belt buckle and other accessories.
- Wear analog watches to formal events and digital watches for casual meets.
Rings make for great fashion accessories, and they don’t have to be limited to your wedding band!
- Maintain proportion: if you have small hands, opt for smaller rings, if you have large hands, you can wear medium to large rings.
- As opposed to bracelets, don’t crowd all your rings on one hand.
- Match metals with your watch, bracelets, belt buckle, etc.
- Don’t overdo it; less is more, so don’t wear more than 2-3 rings together.
7) Pocket Squares
This sartorial staple has the ability to turn an average tailored look into an A-grade one. And at a relatively lower cost!
- Never wear a pocket square that’s exactly the same as your tie! Your pocket square must complement your look, so pick one in a color or print that ties it all together.
- When mixing prints, pick a secondary color from your tie, shirt, or jacket, and play the color into your pocket square for effortless style.
- Experiment with prints and textured fabrics like tweed or chambray.
- White pocket squares will work with a number of color and print combinations.
- Match your square fold to the occasion- for a formal event, go for the flat fold or one/two point fold. The puff fold and other bold folds work for business casual to casual events.
Cufflinks can dress you up for both formal and casual events, making ordinary workwear special, exuding sophistication, and speaking volumes about your style!
- Pick subtle designs in muted colors like black, blue, and silver for formal events. Novelty designs can be worn to casual events or fancy dress parties.
- Match the decorative part (front face) of cufflinks to the color of your shirt.
- If wearing metal cufflinks, match them with your metal wrist watch, belt buckle, and other jewelry.
This interesting piece of clothing receives too little attention compared to the amount it deserves for offering comfort and style!
- Matching your socks with your trousers can create a streamlined look.
- Avoid wearing ankle-length socks for formal occasions; opt for a pair that reaches mid-calf so you’re not showing skin!
- When in doubt, go for black.
- Add some texture or ribbing when matching the color of your socks to your trousers.
- Wear bold colors or prints, but never match the print on your socks to that on your shirt, jacket, or other pieces of clothing.
Scarves have been a wardrobe staple for men for years, protecting necks from sun, wind, and sand!
- Keep the rest of the outfit simple so your scarf doesn’t look like it is competing for attention.
- Experiment with your look by tying your scarf in various styles.
- Steer clear of scarves with fringes, sequins, beads, or anything that suggests the fashion accessory is meant for the opposite sex.
- Choose a scarf that is suited for the weather- fabrics like wool and cashmere are for winters while cotton and linen do well in summers.
Now that you’ve read this post, what are you waiting for? Get going and turn up the heat with your favorite men’s accessories!