It’s easier for women- a little makeup and a new hairstyle and they can completely glam up or change their appearance. Guys are a little more limited to what they can do. So when you have an important business meeting coming up, a date, holiday or interview, you might be wondering exactly what you can do to look your very best. After all, it’s more than just being shallow- each of us are judged on our outwards appearance whether we like it or not. And there are some occasions in life where you really want to get it right. Here are a few things you can do.
Get a New Haircut
Have you been wearing your hair the same way all of your adult life? A look that once suited you might be no longer doing you any favours. Maybe you’ve lost or gained weight, aged in the face or have lost some hair? By the age of thirty-five, most men have some degree of hair loss. Either way, your new style should take these things into consideration for the most flattering look for you. If you’re beginning to recede or go bald, it can be tempting to hang on to the hair you have left. However, that’s often not the best move and can age you more. If you don’t want to be stuck in the barber’s chair longer than you need to choose a classic style that’s quick and easy for stylist to do, and something that still looks ok when it’s a little grown out.
Change Your Facial Hair
Beards are back, and if you want to wear your facial hair longer now is the perfect time to experiment. However just because it’s longer doesn’t mean it should be unkempt. Invest in some good beard styling tools to keep it looking neat and tidy. If you’re a clean shaven kinda guy, you could look into shaving subscriptions. That way you always have good quality, fresh blades to achieve that smooth cut-throat shave every day. Have a browse through men’s fashion and styling magazines if you fancy a change, and find out what kind of look catches your eye. Speaking of facial hair, use a pair of tweezers to pluck your monobrow if you have one. You don’t need to start messing around with the shape, but two eyebrows are better than one, and you’ll look far more groomed!
Wear Flattering Clothes
You don’t need a huge designer wardrobe to look smart. Learning how to mix and match expensive with lower end pieces is key. For example, when it comes to casual wear you could invest in two good quality pairs of jeans which looked after well will last you a long time. Pair this with some inexpensive high street t-shirts and hoodies, and you have a huge number of different looks. A pair of converse or canvas pumps won’t break the bank, and you have a selection of daytime outfits that look sharp but didn’t cost the earth. The key is to find pieces that suit your body shape. Jeans for example come in a range of fits and styles, always try on before you buy and ensure that they flatter your shape and are the right leg length.