When it comes to a man’s style, there are a few things that women notice. I know that personally, something about how a man dresses is all part of his allure if I am attracted to him. Now, this is not to say that we’ll only be attracted to you if you look a certain way or have a wardrobe to rival David Beckham; you are free to dress and look however makes you feel good! Plus it’s about what makes you feel good, not about what solely attracts women. And obviously all women are different in their preferences of men’s style.
But, if you are looking to create a great first impression with the ladies, it’s also worth knowing that with a few simple tweaks, a man can easily go from mediocre to sexy!
The following are 5 things that women notice when it comes to men’s style.
1. Clothes That Fit
Sounds obvious, but there’s nothing worse than a great man in a badly fitting suit (or badly fitting clothes in general)! Plus, it’s unnecessary. Try things on before you buy them. Work with clothes that compliment your physique and body type to avoid going super baggy or way too tight. If you dislike shopping, find a few staple items that look and fit well, and stick to the same style in different colors or tones. It’s also a worthwhile investment visiting a tailor for items you wear most because then your clothes can be altered to fit your exact body shape.
When it comes to budget and where to invest in general, spend a little more on higher quality, versatile pieces that you can mix and match.
I cannot count the times I have heard women say ‘he had great shoes’ or ‘oh my god, his shoes were just awful!’ Your shoes can make or break an outfit and they can somehow make you look more like a man who has his life together. Crazy but true. If you’re taking a girl out on an evening date, a decent pair of shoes won’t go unnoticed!
The key types of shoes to own are dress shoes in both black and brown, and a smart/casual trainer when you want something low key. Your regular trainers such as Converse are still cool too – just keep them outfit appropriate.
It’s worth spending money going to a recommended hair stylist who knows what they’re doing. Again, it’s not about having to style your hair in a way that isn’t ‘you,’ but they will offer an expert’s perspective of what will work best for your features and lifestyle.
It should be flattering, modern (or compliment your style if your look is more retro), and easy for you to style at home. No dodgy comb-overs or straggly ponytails, and if you’re going grey, avoid going a shockingly dark shade to conceal it. (Grey hair can be very attractive by the way, so don’t be afraid of it!) If you’re prone to greasy hair invest in suitable products to handle it.
4. Watch, Belt, and Wallet
These 3 accessories aren’t the be-all and end-all but can really pull your look together. Like shoes, these items can portray a lot about a man; so no cartoon watches or novelty wallets that came out of last year’s Christmas gift-swap. With belts, simple and classic is better, in black or brown, as they will be the most versatile.
Find out what colors flatter your skin tone, and get a grasp on what colors and tones (as there is a difference!) compliment each other. If you’re unsure, ask a trusted and honest opinion. It’s also useful to work out what colors bring out your best features, such as your eyes. Women always notice a man’s eyes, so if you wear something that accentuates your eye color even more, that’s all the better!
Ultimately, your ‘style’ goes far beyond your clothes, hair, and accessories. It’s about how you feel about yourself, your inner confidence, attitude, and how you carry yourself (posture and stance are good ones to be mindful of).
And of course, it goes without saying that personal hygiene is a must. It’s also easy to get stuck in a style rut, so if you’re still wearing those slogan t-shirts from 10 years ago, it’s time for a change!
When it comes to how you dress and your personal style, think about whether this is aligned to how you want people and women to see you. These things will all impact that important first impression.