Does your idea of casual wear involve tracksuit pants, a sports sweater and a pair of running shoes? This outdated ensemble is hardly appropriate for the gym, so it’s time to get this image out of your mind. While lounging around in your tracky dacks and sweater may feel comfortable, does it make you feel confident? Moreover, how do you think others perceive you?
With the right clothing, casual wear can be both comfortable and stylish. It can give you that confident, smart and sharp look that make people gravitate towards you. We’ll show you how you can look good and feel good in casual wear regardless of your body shape or size with these simple tips.
Create an image that gives you a winning first impression
You walk into a business meeting wearing your “best suit”, hoping to look every bit the professional that you are. Instead, you find your potential client or boss eyeing you rather curiously as they shake your hand. Or you walk into a fancy restaurant, ready to impress the girl of your dreams with how dapper you look but you see her looking unmoved and even disappointed.
To say that first impressions are powerful is an understatement. According to a 2006 study on cognition by Princeton University, our opinions are formed during the first tenths of a second when meeting someone. That means you have a very slim window to make a good impression. Your clothing style can help you make a winning first impression and create opportunities for you to move forward. A stylist will help you achieve this by putting together a positive personal brand and a strong image that represents the amazing man that you are.
Learn what clothes fit you perfectly
Fit is king. It can spell the difference between looking dull and ‘frayed around the edges’ to looking smart and sharp. A personal stylist will show you the cuts and lengths of suits, shirts and pants that will enhance your body shape and hide the bits that you don’t want to accentuate. They will also advise you on what brand or designer makes clothes that will flatter your body type, and which ones to avoid.
A stylist will also show you what colours work well with your complexion, hair and eyes to bring out your best features. Stylists know that each client is unique and has different needs when it comes to fit and colour. You will find that working with a personal stylist is a personal experience, one that gives you an understanding of how you can highlight the best parts about you.
Look your best in every occasion
You want to look your best, but you’re unsure which pair of shoes go well with which trousers, or what clothes to wear for a casual night out or a formal dinner. A stylist helps you make decisions not only on clothes that match and look good on you, but also on the proper attire to wear for different occasions. In a short period of time you will have the know-how and the wardrobe to take the guesswork out of dressing and look your best every single time.
Try something new
Are you getting bored with your clothes? If you’ve been wearing the same look for years, then it’s definitely time to change it up. A stylist can give your closet a revamp and take you out of your comfort zone with a fresh style that showcases your personality. If you’re not into trends and feel worried about updating your look, working with a stylist can help you feel comfortable about trying something new. You’ll never know that bomber jacket you’ve been avoiding might actually look great on you.
Men hate shopping. At least, that’s what we always hear. But statistics tell us otherwise. According to Esquire, the UK menswear market is forecast to grow by 25.7% to 2019. And with the increase of our online and retail purchases, we can expect the same market growth in Australia. We don’t really believe all men hate shopping, but we do believe most men need the process to be a lot simpler and faster.
That’s where an online system gives you all the benefits of a personal stylist but at lower cost and greater convenience. Simply tell the stylist, Sally in this case, what clothes you need, details of your sizes and budget. Sally will then select clothes based on your needs and profile and have it delivered straight to your doorstep. In case there’s any item you don’t want, simply return it. It’s convenient and risk free. Plus, you only spend on clothes that fit you perfectly and will last you for seasons to come. It’s shopping made easy for men.
Feel confident, attractive and comfortable
We all know looks matter. We know that our appearance can have an impact on our personal, social and professional lives. Moreover, how we look influences how we feel, and vice versa. If your clothes are not making you feel like the confident and attractive man that you are, a stylist can help.
They’ll know the best type of clothes that will not only look good on you, but also make you feel comfortable. Whether you’re getting ready for the boardroom, going on a first date, or having a relaxed weekend with friends or family, you can look good and feel good in every occasion.
Are you ready to get started? Create your profile and give it a try. Let Melbourne’s leading men’s stylist Sally Mackinnon help you look and feel your best.