So you want to improve your style game. Congratulations! You’re going to notice some big changes in your life. You’ll feel more confident, people will give you more respect, and you might even be happier.
We spend a lot of time talking about what you should wear. We look at how to take a particular item and match it properly with another item. This is important information that’ll help you look great, but we also need to spend some time thinking about the things we should never wear.
If you fancy yourself a stylish man, then you need to immediately eradicate all of these items from your wardrobe. Don’t hesitate. Don’t flop back and forth. Take all of these items and donate them right now. Your new, more stylish self will thank you.
1. Cargo Shorts
Cargo shorts are practical. They have extra pockets, which means you can carry more of your stuff around with you. You’ll also look like a high school kid from the later 90s. Ditch the baggy cargo shorts and get a pair of chino shorts in the correct length. Your summer style game will increase substantially.
2. Square-Toed Shoes
Shoes with a square toe provide every room for wide feet, and this is nice. But they also look terrible and need to be removed from existence. They make your feet look huge, and unless your name is Pennywise, that’s a look you probably want to avoid. Just get a traditional pair of dress shoes in a wide width, and you’ll get the comfort you desire with a shoe that actually looks good.
3. Sports Jerseys
There’s only one time it’s okay to wear a jersey, and that’s at the stadium when watching your favorite team play. As a fashion choice, jerseys just never look good. And it doesn’t matter what sport, they all scream a lack of style. There are plenty of ways to show support for your favorite team (socks are a great option), but a jersey shouldn’t be one of them.
4. Gaudy Graphic T-Shirts
You can totally wear a graphic t-shirt like an adult, but wearing a shirt with giant logos or band names isn’t a good look. If you like the simplicity offered by t-shirts, swap those gaudy graphic tees for a nice neutral plain one. You’ll be amazed at how much this tiny change can upgrade your wardrobe and the way people see you.
5. Baggy Clothing
Baggy clothing is a thing of the past. And while the trend seems to be moving away from skinny jeans a bit (at least for men), moderately snug is still the way to go. When people see you walking around with pants that are too big and a shirt that hangs low, they don’t think you look cool; they think you look sloppy. Switch to clothes that fit properly and give your wardrobe a quick and easy upgrade.
6. Sandals With Socks
Sandals on their own aren’t bad, but when worn with socks, they immediately become one of the least fashionable pieces of footwear you can wear. The whole point of wearing open-toed shoes is allowing your feet to breathe, so why anyone would wear socks with them is beyond me. Still, if you ever find yourself thinking about going with this look, throw those sandals to the side and put some sneakers on.
7. Super Deep V-Neck
It’s no secret that there are lots of benefits that come from wearing a v-neck. For short guys, they add the illusion of length to the neck. However, when a v-neck goes too deep, those benefits are lost and you just look ridiculous. Cleavage is fine for women, but no one wants to see your chest hair peeking out from your super-low v-neck.