By: Fashion News Desk
Trying to upgrade your style? Tired of wearing the same old clothes that you've had for years? As you get older you may find yourself more interested in men's fashion and have a desire to be a fashionable guy. Developing your own style takes some time and work, but by understanding your body type and current trends, you can easily upgrade your style and be a fashionable young man.
Developing Your Style
Devote time to being fashionable. Developing your personal style takes a certain amount of enthusiasm and passion. Finding a style that you like can really help you when getting started.
A great way to start, especially if you don't know much about men's fashion, is to read blogs and magazines that are devoted to style, and take tips you like from them.
Look at celebrities that you like for style cues. Pick a celebrity you like who has a similar body type as you and see what clothes you already own that look similar.
A great way to start is to also simply search "men's style tips" and see what is currently trending. Then take a look at your current wardrobe and see if you can emulate popular styles.
Take stock of your current style. Compare your style to the current trends and see how you can incorporate any of your clothes into a fashionable look.
Look at what's currently in style in terms of colors, patterns, and fit. For example, clothes that offer a slimmer cut and a more tailored fit might be what's popular.
Perhaps you have a lot of clothes that have patterns that are out of style. Compare what's popular to what you have and separate outdated items from popular items.
While taking stock, you may find that you have some older clothes that have come back into style that you can take out of retirement.
Don't change who you are just for the sake of being fashionable or trying fit in with what's popular. Changing to a certain look or style just because it's "the cool thing to do" doesn't mean it's right for you. More than anything else, be yourself.
Part of being fashionable means feeling comfortable in not only your skin, but your clothes. If you have a favorite shirt or sweatshirt, you don't have to get rid of it just to be fashionable.
Keep clothes that make you feel comfortable for now. You may find that when building outfits you can use some of them.
Read websites and publications devoted to male fashion. These include GQ, Esquire, Fashion Beans, or Reddit's Male Fashion Advice. You can find places and forums where people will share style tips and wardrobe ideas.
Don't buy into everything you read. People sometimes get very adamant that there is a right and wrong way to be fashionable. While there are trends in fashion, it is largely subjective.
These resources are also a great way find looks and clothing items that may fit better into your budget. You may see a jacket or pair of jeans that you really like, but are too expensive. You can use these resources to find similar items at a better price.
Look for brands and stores that appeal to you. When you find a brand or store that has a lot of clothes you really like and that fit you really well, you can easily upgrade your style and feel confident.
How clothes fit on you plays a big role into looking fashionable. Just because you love a particular item doesn't mean it will always fit you correctly, depending on your body type.
Depending on your height, weight, and overall body type, certain clothes will fit you better than others.
If you're a bigger guy, avoid horizontal stripes and opt for vertical ones. Vertical stripes will draw the eyes downward and make you look slimmer.
If you're a slimmer guy, you can wear clothes that are tighter fitting and will accentuate a tight waist.
In general, being a fashionable teenage boy means wearing clothes that create visual tricks which will make your body look as evenly proportioned as possible. Some people like tighter fitting clothing while others go for a more relaxed fit, but for the most part, you should avoid overly baggy clothes. A more tailored fit will make a huge difference.