Annoying, isn’t it?
But that’s not what you’re looking for.
You just want to look like a better-dressed version of you.
And that version of you still likes to keep it casual.
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
1. Stop Dressing Like a Boy, Dress Like a Grown-Up
Many men approach their casual style from the wrong angle; they aim to look youthful.
But if you want to look well-dressed, you should always aim to look mature.
Because maturity is an attractive quality in men. Maturity, after all, is what separates the men from the boys. Maturity shows masculinity and commands respect, and it’s a quality you want people to see in you.
Just to be clear, that means…
You want to stop looking like a boy, and dress like a man.
2. Give Up the Graphic Tees for a More Mature Look
The first thing you should do to shed your boyish look is giving up your graphic Tees.
I know you love them. I once did too. In fact, I wore them non-stop.
But you want to stop wearing them. You have so many better options.
Despite popular belief, they don’t make you look funny, edgy or original. In fact, because every other guy is sporting a graphic tee too, you’ll just blend into the crowd.
You don’t want people to see you as a man-child, do you? Then be a man, and stop wearing graphic tees.
Instead, opt for solid, one-color t-shirts, striped tees or henleys. Just look at these examples:
3. Rock Jeans That Actually Make You Look Good
The go-to casual legwear for any guy is a pair of jeans.
And nothing is wrong with that. But jeans can look amazing, as long as you´re wearing the right pair.
And FYI, the right pair does not look like any of these.
Avoid baggy jeans. You want to avoid having to pull up your jeans every two seconds. They should keep themselves up without a belt. Also, they should not pool around your ankles.
Instead, keep your jeans simple. Go for a straight, clean, dark-blue pair that fits like it was made for you. Trust me; you’ll look awesome.
They’ll not only look better, but they’re more versatile. Just look at these examples below and see how easily they can be dressed up and down as you see fit.
4. Change it Up Down Below
Jeans are great, but they all look kinda the same, and they’re not your ONLY option for legwear.
Add some variety to your wardrobe by investing in a pair of chinos.
Adding one pair of chinos to your wardrobe doubles the amount of outfits you can create. Add one more, and you triple that number.
And you don’t have to go bold red. You can go for a subdued color too, like army-green.
5. Class Up Your Footwear (Because the Ladies, They Notice)
Okay, you may want to sit down for this…
Your dirty, beat-up sneakers will ruin an otherwise excellent outfit. You’ll want to replace them with something more dignified.
And don’t think people don’t notice your shoes. They notice. Especially women.
Let me present to you, the desert boot:
They are an excellent choice.