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20 Must-Follow Rules for Men Who Want to Dress Well

The Beginner’s Rules to Dressing Better You can figure this out.
You can improve that dress sense of yours.
And once things start clicking in your head, it will actually become easy. You just need a bit of guidance at first, so you’re focused on the right things.

These are the guiding rules that all style rookies should follow.
empty hanger
Just imagine an empty wardrobe. What are you gonna fill it up with?

Rule #1: Start From Scratch

When you want to start dressing with style, you have to start from the beginning.
That doesn’t mean you should discard of all your clothes right away. (I’m fairly sure society frowns upon naked men going clothes shopping.)
But, you should accept that you will eventually get rid of most of your current wardrobe. You will trade it in for one that’s better suited and more refined, even if you still want to keep it casual.
Saying goodbye to some of your favorites will be hard, but it must be done in order to make progress.
But don’t worry; you’ll get new favorites.
You’ll get better favorites that will make you look way more awesome.

Rule #2: Forget Everything You Think You Know

You should accept that you may not know as much as you think.
You should think of yourself as a complete beginner, so you don’t gloss over anything that could help you see the light. Otherwise, you’ll likely skip important lessons.
Assume you know nothing, and you’ll be open to learn everything.
Basic white tee
You Can’t Get More Basic Than a Plain White Tee

Rule #3: Focus on the Basics

So now that you’ve forgotten everything you knew, what do you think you should focus on first?
The basics, of course.
Mastering the basics alone will benefit you greatly.
Too many men shoot themselves in the foot by getting the basics wrong.
Don’t be one of them.

Rule #4: Build a Solid Wardrobe Foundation

Rebuilding your wardrobe starts with a solid foundation
You need to collect versatile wardrobe staples that match well with almost anything — basic items like white shirts, dark blue jeans and grey sweaters.
Items like these will serve as training wheels while you learn to get the basics right. They’ll also keep you safe from making mistakes when you don’t know how to match clothes yet. (And after you’ve built your foundation, you can add more eye-catching clothes to your wardrobe, and you’ll always have items in your wardrobe to wear them with. )

Rule #5: Keep it Simple

You have to remember that you’re a man, and being extravagant isn’t necessary. You don’t need a lot of bells and whistles to look great.
You can just keep everything simple.
Leonardo DaVinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Keep this in mind when you’re putting your outfit together. Stop over-complicating things. Simple style is the best style for guys.

Rule #6: Fit Comes First

This is the golden rule; getting the fit right is your priority, always.
Unfortunately, most guys get this wrong, and getting this wrong sabotages anything else you try.
I mean, just compare these two shirts:
Shirt fit untucked
The difference between good and bad fit.
Which do you think looks better?
The shirt on the right completely throws off my body’s proportions, making me look like I raided someone else’s closet.
Dressing well is all about the fit, guys.
Fit comes first.
If you only follow one rule from this article, follow this one.

Rule #7: Trim Your Wardrobe

Having a bulging wardrobe offers no benefit.
In fact, having lots of clothes in your wardrobe is impractical.  (Which is good news for guys who are trying to build a wardrobe on a budget!)
You want to keep your wardrobe trim.
Never fill your wardrobe up with lots and lots of clothes, thinking this will offer you variety. You won’t need lots to have a great arsenal of stylish outfits. You’d be amazed at how few you really need.
Also, you should prune your wardrobe periodically for items that look washed out, that no longer fit or that you simply no longer wear. You should discard these items and keep your wardrobe decluttered.

Rule #8: Expand Your Options

You don’t want to be that guy that wears the same outfit day in and day out. You need a bit of variety.
Does this seem paradoxical to you with the previous rule?
It shouldn’t.
You can trim your wardrobe and expand your wardrobe at the same time. You only need to ensure all your clothes can be worn together.
Layering will help you create more interesting outfits

Rule #9: Layer Up

Knowing how to layer clothes will give you ultimate use out of everything in your closet, and it will help you create more interesting outfits.
Layering lets you play around with the clothes you have, so you should learn how to do it properly.

Rule #10: Forget the Trends, Develop Your Style First

Many men think they have to be on top of all the latest trends to become more stylish.
However, when you start out, developing your own style is vastly more important.
Once you figure out what image you want to portray, you can start adding trends that will work with that image.

Rule #11: Look Effortless, Not Botherless

A man shouldn’t look like he has spent hours meticulously orchestrating his outfit in front of a mirror.
Looking like you just grabbed some clothes out of your closet is a lot more effective. You want to look good while looking like you’re not making an effort to look good.
But that doesn’t mean you should look like you didn’t bother. Your clothes must still look good on you and they must work together in a way that’s pleasing to the eye..
You still want to look like you know what you’re doing.
checked shirt and bow tie
Expand your comfort zone

Rule #12: Try New Things

When you’re developing your sense of style, you want to open your mind to new types of clothing. You should try things you never would have thought to wear before.

Rule #13: Learn to Love Colors

Most males don’t seem to like wearing colors that much. Many of us stick to a basic color scheme of black, white, grey and blue.
If that sounds like you, you want to expand your color horizons.
You have to figure out which colors work for you, and the best way to do this is to try them out. (See previous rule.)
Colors can make an outfit pop, so you should never shy away from them.
colored tee
Start With 1 Color at a Time

Rule #14: Wear Colors Sparingly

While you should learn to love colors, you want to avoid wearing too many of them at the beginning of your style journey.
You’ll risk wearing incompatible colors, since you probably don’t know how to match them yet.
Stick to just wearing one color at a time for now, and keep the rest neutral. Once you’re further educated you can start trying to combine them.
Want to master the art of color matching right away?

Rule #15: Laugh Off the Jabs

When you start improving your style, you’re guaranteed to receive a few jabs from your friends.
The secret to dealing with this is not to care and laugh it off. Just crack a joke about it yourself. That way you’ll be in on the joke, instead of the butt of it.
Eventually your friends will get used to the new you, and the jokes will cease.

Rule #16: Be Open to Feedback

You may also have people in your life that will genuinely try to help you, so be open to their advice.
Consider the person the advice comes from and what they have to say.
Usually, you can tell when a criticism is genuine, or when someone is just trying to cut you down a few inches.
Hint: People who provide sincere counsel will usually be people that dress fairly well themselves.
You should also listen to the women in your life, as they often are happy to give their honest feedback (although they can also be too supportive).

Rule #17: Be Honest With Yourself

You never want to look like someone that you’re not. You’ll feel incongruent when you sport a look that doesn’t fit with your personality.
If you’re a an introvert, wearing extremely loud outfits will seem weird.
If you’re a laid-back type of guy, you may not want to walk around in formal suits all the time.
Simply aim to look like a better dressed version of yourself.
Style reinvention takes time. There’s no rush.

Rule #18: Accept That it Will Take a While

Your sense of style is like Rome; It won’t be built in a day.
You’ ll need a while to fully grasp all the little intricacies that make an outfit great.
Personally, I spent years learning and experimenting, before I could put everything together. It took me a long time to discover a look I was satisfied with, mostly because very little I tried actually helped me.
Don’t expect to become a better dresser within a month or two. You should prepare to spend some time on it.

Rule #19: Accept That You Will Make Mistakes

We all make mistakes. None of us are immune to this. I still make mistakes to this day.
Look at celebrities.
They often have personal stylists or designers creating clothes just for them to wear, and the clothes they wear are judged under a microscope.
They make mistakes, but it’s because they try new things. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t.
This shouldn’t keep you from trying new clothes.
The road to success is paved with mistakes. You just need to realize when you’ve made one, accept it and move on.
Robert's new style
Eventually, it will all make sense

Rule #20: Know That You’ll Get There Eventually

If you keep working on it, eventually you’ll train your eye for style.
You’ll notice details in your own and other people’s outfits. You’ll know when something works and when it doesn’t. Selecting a great outfit from your closet will be as easy as riding a bike.
No matter how much you’re struggling, take comfort in the knowledge that you’ll get there eventually.

Source : Restart Your Style


The Crucial Style Mistake That Ruins Your Look From the Get-Go

Guy wearing oversized shirt
This guy is making a critical mistake
You probably make this one crucial style mistake.
Most men do.
Even if you get everything else right, you ruin your look by getting this one thing wrong. And you don’t even realize you’re getting it wrong.
You’re so used to making this mistake, you’re blind to it.
You keep wondering why clothes don’t look as good on you as they do on others, and it’s likely because of this one basic error.
Fixing this mistake is the most important change to your style. Leave it unfixed, and all your efforts to dress well will be fruitless.
So even if you think you’ve got this down, you might want to read on to make sure.
The mistake I’m talking about is wearing clothes that don’t fit.

What Makes Fit So Important

Spot the difference?
You will never be a better dresser if you wear clothes that don’t fit correctly.
If something doesn’t fit, then it never looks good, no matter how hot you think the item looks on the rack.
Well-fitting clothes will complement your body, whereas ill-fitting ones will draw attention to your problem areas.
When you wear clothes that fit well, you’ll not only look, but also feel better.Your posture appears better, which affects the way you (and other people) perceive yourself. You’ll feel a lot more confident.
This is why fit is such an important aspect of style.
So why do guys keep making this mistake?

5 Types of Guys Who Wear Ill-Fitting Clothes

Guys wear ill-fitting clothes for a number of reasons, but there are 5 main types of guys that show up the most:
  • The Body Hider is unsatisfied with the body he has and tries to hide it from the world. They wear clothes that are too large to try and cover up their problem areas, but in doing so, they’re only drawing attention to them. Skinny guys that do this will only be perceived as unable to fill out their own clothes. Large men will only add bulk to their frame.
  • The Body Smoother thinks he can smooth out his belly bulges by wearing tight clothes. He doesn’t realize this will only make them more prominent.
  • The Oblivious doesn’t realize he’s doing anything wrong at all. He thinks everything is okay, unless you can’t physically put an item on without tipping it. He’s simply clueless on how clothes should fit properly.
  • The Indifferent doesn’t think fit matters that much. If an item looks cool on a mannequin, it will also look cool on him. Who cares that it’s a bit oversized?
  • The Show-Off is the opposite of the first 2 types, and is actually so proud of his muscles that he wants to show them off. He wears a shirt that’s so tight it nearly cuts off his circulation. The only thing he shows off though is his douchiness.
Usually a guy is a mix of 2 of these types. I was an oblivious-indifferent combination.
Which type do you think you are? Be sure to let me know in the comments.

How Clothes Should Fit

Clothes should fit the body you have now; not the one you aspire to have. Sometimes people will buy clothes in smaller sizes, because they intend to lose weight. This is a faulty approach.
You should never base your wardrobe on a future projection of yourself.
Properly fitting clothes feel comfortable. They drape over your body without stretching or billowing. They accentuate the lines of you frame.
Here’s a quick checklist you can use to evaluate different items.

 Shoulder seams should be on the edge of your shoulders


  • Shoulder seams should rest on the edge of your shoulders; not on top of them and not over them.
  • T-shirts shouldn’t pass your zipper.
  • When you raise your arms sideways, no more than an inch of your belly is exposed.


  • Check the shoulder seams the same way as with T-shirts.
  • The cuffs of your shirt should end at the dimple of your wrist.
  • There’s no stretching of fabric around the chest or the buttons.
  • When you tuck the shirt in, there is no excessive billowing around the waist.
  • You can fit two fingers between the collar and your neck; no more and no less.

Pants / Jeans

  • pants fit
    Always try pants on without a belt. You should be able to keep them up on your own.
    Your pants should feel comfortable around the waist. They should not fall down when wearing them without a belt, but they shouldn’t be pinching your waist either.
  • The front of your pants leg should have a slight break, where it meets your shoes.
  • The back of your pant leg should just reach the top of your shoe’s sole.
  • The fabric at the end of the legs shouldn’t puddle.


  • Check the shoulders and chest. The jacket needs to fit in these places, as they’re the hardest  to alter.
  • Your lapels should lie flat against the front panels and the buttons should hang close to your stomach.
  • The shoulder seams should rest at the corner of your shoulder, and the sleeves shouldn’t have indents below the seam.
  • Cuffs of your shirt should protrude about a quarter to half an inch from the jacket’s sleeves, when you’re standing with arms hanging by your side.
  • When your top button is closed, the jacket should show no X-shaped stretching.
  • The jacket should just about cover your butt.
        •  Source : Restart Your Style

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hey! Ladies, Here's what you've been waiting for

Jumia Is Having A Huge Fashion Clearance Sale, Here’s What To Shop.

There’s nothing more enjoyable for us in fashion than the season of fashion clearance sale, where you have the opportunity to shop your fashion cravings at a very good bargain. The good news is, Jumia’s fashion clearance sale is coming on 18th January through 7th February with up to 80% off. If you haven’t refreshed your wardrobe yet this New Year , now is your chance to stock up. To help you figure out, here’s what you should add to your list. Scroll down to shop them or head over to to make your own selection:


JML Pleated Short Skirt – N3,495


Nobility Outfit High Low Cape Top – N7,000


JML Midi Dress With Gold Belt – N3,150


Qupid Multi Strap Check Print Detail Pumps – N7,995


MIZIA Two Part Open Stilettos – N5,495


Mango Rivet Design Handbag With Shoulder Strap – N5,500


You can also contact me to place your orders, and Jumia will have it delivered to your doorstep.


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