Fashion Fixes for Fellas

Fashion Stylist Kami Gray stopped by with her tips to help men dress better.    

For more great fashion tips from Kami Gray, check out her blog.

"What SHE Wants You to Wear"

Fashion Fixes for The Fellas to Keep Her Happy:

1. SIZING: Most men wear their clothes too big with a relaxed fit. This is especially true of dress or casual collared) shirts. A slimmer fitting shirt makes you look a million times more in shape. Roomy clothes make most men look bigger, sloppier, and less stylish. That goes for t-shirts, polos, jeans, chinos, dress slacks — everything. Women want you to wear clothes that fit you.

2. JEANS: Ditch the “Dad” jeans and the “trying too hard” jeans. Dad jeans come up too high on your waist, they are too light in color, they are too baggy, and they taper too much at the ankle. The “trying too hard” jeans are easy to avoid. These are black jeans (unless you’re under 30 or in a rock band), skinny jeans (unless you’re skinny, under 30 and in a rock band), and jeans with pocket bling, whisker washing, stone-washing, and fade spots (unless you’re a night club owner/manager or you live in Las Vegas). Instead, try a pair of dark wash jeans in a straight cut. Again, not too relaxed.

3. T-SHIRTS: I’m not saying throw out your white crewnecks tees, but at least consider wearing other colors like burgundy, rust, navy, royal blue, dark purple, charcoal gray, and all shades of green. This is a great way to dress up your business casual attire.

4. LAYERING: Layering is the secret to having good style. Consider adding some lightweight pullover sweaters -- be bold and get a striped one! Add a casual, everyday blazer to your existing wardrobe of tees and plaid shirts.  I’m a huge fan of cotton, unlined blazers and don’t be afraid to try go untucked under a sweater or blazer as long as the shirt isn't too roomy.

5. SHOES: Chances are good your shoes need updating. My two favorite pairs right now (which both happen to be super lightweight and comfortable) are the fashion sneaker and the chukka-style boot. These won’t work with your suit, but one or the other should work with almost everything else. Shoes are such a great way to have more personal style and so many brands now are every bit as comfortable as those sneakers.

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