After spending so much more time at home than usual over the last couple of years due to the global pandemic, many people got into the habit of wearing PJs and loungewear at home and not dressing up so much. Now that most of us are out and about a lot more, it’s nice to give our wardrobes an update.

If you feel like you’ve never got nailed your own personal style and have moved from fashion to fashion over the years, now might be the perfect time to contemplate what you want to wear and the future image you wish to project.

Know Your Body Type

Start by clarifying what type of body you have and what sorts of clothing will highlight your best parts and minimize the attention on those you don’t love as much. Certain styles work much better for some shapes than others, so even though men may seem to be more up and down than women, they still have different measurements and proportions to consider when shopping. For example, there is a rectangle, triangle, or oval body shape and a trapezoid or inverted triangle type.

There are many different factors to consider. For example, guys with a triangle shape with broad shoulders often look best in a deconstructed jacket (with fewer layers and trimmings). In contrast, tall and lean people with more of a rectangle body shape can look great in a double-breasted coat because this adds some bulk to their frame.

Choose Colors Carefully

When shopping for new clothing, it’s always fun to keep an eye on trends and the latest offerings from all the big brands, as this can provide inspiration. However, as you check out the coming men’s summer fashion for 2022, remember that not every color that may be in vogue will suit your complexion. Some colors won’t look great on you no matter how many items are available in that shade during the season. However, it’s vital to keep your personal style to looks that transcend trends and hold up over time.

If you have a warm complexion, for instance, and tan easily, plus have dark blonde or soft brown hair, you should find that colors with yellow undertones suit you well. This palette includes red, brown, tan, and green. On the other hand, if you’re of a cool complexion with dark eyes, an olive or pale complexion, and dark, gray, or white hair, you can opt for blue undertones instead.

Determine Your Style Icons

You may be looking for your own style right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look to others for inspiration and ideas. It helps to find one or more style icons that give you a clearer picture of the type of vibe you want to give off and the clothes that go with that look and feel. Models, actors, entrepreneurs, politicians, artists, or other public figures may give you style cues.

Thinking about them when you shop for clothes can make it simpler to decide if a piece will work for you or not. Make sure you’re clear, though, on what it is about them that you identify with. For instance, you might be in a similar line of work, have identical passions or hobbies, have features that align, a build or complexion that doesn’t differ much, or similar values. Don’t blindly copy anyone else but look for ways to find elements of their style that you can start incorporating into your outfits. Experiment and see what calls to you and suits you best.

Understand the Message You Want to Convey

To hone a personal style that’s unique and comfortable to you, you need to understand what vibe you want to give off. What kind of message do you want to convey when you meet people, when they see you walking along, or when you catch up with those you’ve met before?

You must know who you are and where you’re trying to go if you can adequately express yourself through your fashion choices. Perhaps you want to give off a sophisticated or creative air, give yourself a luxury look, or keep things laid back and quite casual. It all comes down to what’s important to you and how you want to be perceived.

Your style should reflect your age and stage in life, too, and you’ll likely want it to pay homage to aspects of your past somehow. For instance, you might wear fashionable boots often if you grew up on a farm and want to retain some of your rural heritage, or you might like to carry an antique pocket watch that your grandfather left to you. Your style should be personal to you.

It can take some time to nail down your fashion sense, especially if you’ve grown up a lot recently and feel like you’re in a different place in your life. Be persistent, though, in developing your style as it can not only make you feel good but also save you time when shopping and help you make an excellent impression with those you meet.

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