8 Men’s Accessories To Elevate Your Style
In men’s fashion accessorizing is one of the easiest ways to elevate your style to the next level. Accessories can splash color onto an otherwise mundane outfit or incorporate a personal touch to your style that separates you from the average Joe.
Depending on the occasion, there are many interesting accessories you can incorporate into your various outfit choices. In menswear, the devil is often in the details. Consider the following suggestions for when you’re aiming to get these details down to an exact science.
Often associated with the persona of the ‘cool guy,’ sunglasses are a timeless must-have style for the modern man. There is no reason not to look good while simultaneously protecting your eyes from glare. Below is a quick guide to sunglasses that fit specific face shapes:
- Oval: considered the universal face shape, it allows one to wear almost any style from aviators to sharp edges
- Heart: this shape encourages glasses that are round in shape. Most retro style glasses fit the bill here.
- Round: Frames with sharp edges add an angular aspect that offsets the roundness of your jawline.
- Square: Frames with curved edges like aviators do well on round face shapes.
Watch selection is a task that needs to be done with much thought. Besides the obvious utility of telling the time accurately, a good timepiece can dress up any outfit. The average man has a minimum of two watches. One is for any day of the week (the field watch), and one is for more formal occasions (the dress watch).
Depending on your line of work, you will be seeing more of one on your wrist at any given time. It would be a good idea to research further on the diameter size of the watch face versus your wrist size to avoid buying a gaudy and clunky timepiece. It will do more damage than good to your style.
A belt is another accessory that can help take your outfit to the next level. Your belt should always match the overall color scheme of your attire. The color of your belt, shoes, and the leather strap of your timepiece must be in sync.
Any man needs to build up an all-weather collection of hats in their wardrobe. Different hats will serve you well for any occasion. A well-knit beanie for the winter cold, a baseball cap for the summer glare, a stylish fedora for the semi-casual weekend function are examples of the versatility that a good stock of hats can add to your wardrobe accessories.
Wallets help you keep your belongings safely and securely. Your identification, bank cards, hard cash, and other personal documents have a home in your wallet. It generally ensures that these items are protected from damage and exposure to weather conditions.
A good, durable wallet is a good accessory to have. But in situations where even a wallet is too bulky to have around, a sleek money clip will do the trick to avoid the bulge in your pocket.
A good bag is to a man while a good purse is to a woman (men’s purses, however, are a trend right now); during the workweek, a sleek leather bag that can fit your laptop and a few files in either brown or black will add a touch of sophistication to your look.
On your weekend activities, a weekend bag with a lot of space can make lugging accessories an enjoyable and stylish task for your getaway.
7. Tie Bar
For someone who is almost always in a suit and tie, the tie bar is a good-looking accessory that gives a quick and unique twist to your style. (Quick tip: it’s recommended that your tie bar be fastened between the third and fourth button of your shirt)
8. Your Scent
A scent precedes you before you enter a room and is a few steps behind you as you leave it. A fresh cologne that goes with your natural odor is indeed worth noting on this list. No matter how dapper your look is, symmetrical your shoe, watch, and belt combination if your scent is displeasing, the whole ensemble will be dismayed.
Invest in a good cologne to further round out your look.
It is by no means an exhaustive list. There are many accessories out there to fill out the look of the modern man. A lot of it comes down to personal preference and style. So take these tips with a pinch of touch and flavor to your look.