Runways, magazines and Instagram are filled with men successfully mixing and clashing patterns. Intrigued? Trash the rule and bring on the prints anyway. Now is the time to have fun with floral and check prints, block stripes and polka dots. Start off small. Wear a printed blazer and a floral pocket square or a bow tie or checked pants and patterned socks.
This is one rule that people follow far too rigidly. Your belt doesn’t have to be the exact shade of brown that your shoes are. As long as it is the same colour family, you are good to go. At times, they don’t even have to belong to the same colour wheel – If they complement each other then go for it. Want to step up your game? Go for bright and bold belts that complement your outfit. They will be the statement piece in your outfit and you don’t have to bother playing matchy-matchy with your shoes.
You have toiled hard to get those perfectly bulging biceps. Finally, the results are showing, the sweet fruits of your labour. If your biceps fill the sleeve completely, there’s no harm wearing a short sleeve. You have earned the right to show off those biceps! If your biceps are not as muscular, then wear a long sleeved shirt with the sleeves rolled up. It makes your arms look stronger.
It’s not uncommon to see clones in offices and this is because everyone is donning the same clothes like it is a uniform. We don’t understand this trend of being safe and staid with work wear. There is ample scope to show off your individuality while still staying within the realm of sharp dressing. You might not want to wear spiked/studded dress shoes to work, but there’s no harm in trying a shoe with a contrasting coloured sole, or unique patterns, brighter colours or at least, use contrasting laces on your shoes.
This rule is just bizarre. Pink is not for girls, or just gay or metrosexual boys! Nor will you look effeminate if you wear pink. So many men carry off the colour with great results. A pink tie or bow tie looks elegant with both, a dark and a summery light suit. The same goes for pink shirts. Wear it with dark pants to pull off the look effectively. You can also try coloured jeans in the same colour.
Written By : Bushra S Khan