Dads might not be obvious style icons, but you’d be surprised at how many men find a way to rock the latest trends while balancing their home life and professional responsibilities. If you’re fed up with your teens critiquing your dress sense or you’re growing tired of your ‘lockdown loungewear’, take a look at these top tips for busy dads and hone your look:
- Invest in Quality Basics
Basics, like t-shirts, socks, casual trousers, underwear, and sweaters, are going to form a big part of your wardrobe, so make sure they reflect your new-found sense of style. You don’t have to blow your budget but spending a little more on basic clothing items will allow you to experiment with more fashionable cuts and a better fit. What’s more – high-quality basics will last longer, so you could even save a few dollars in the long run.
- Find a Go-To Brand
Frustratingly, there can be a big difference in sizing from one brand to another. If you wear a medium at one store, for example, there’s no guarantee you’ll be a medium at another. Although this seems to be less of a common problem for men than it is for women, there’s no doubt it can make shopping for new clothes more time-consuming than it should be.
A good trick to ensure you always get a great fit is to find a couple of ‘go-to’ brands that work for you. Engineered Garments provide a wide range of options, for example, which means you can always find what you’re looking for. When you’ve found your go-to brand, picking out new clothes becomes easy and even enjoyable.
- Organize Your Wardrobe
If your closet’s in a mess, you won’t be motivated to pick out an inspiring outfit. Instead, you’ll reach for the same thing you always wear and convince yourself that you’ll start dressing better tomorrow. Taking the time to re-organize your wardrobe allows you to see what clothes you’ve actually got and to discard or donate the things you normally wear. When you can peruse your remaining clothes easily, you can put a great outfit together in a matter of seconds.
- Don’t Overlook Accessories
Accessories can transform an everyday outfit into something special, which is why there’s an effective way of elevating your style. From sunglasses and scarves to wallets, ties, and hats, there are endless combinations to consider. As well as making you feel more on-trend, the right accessories can make your wardrobe far more versatile, which means it’s easy to create a range of different looks with just a few pieces.
Find Your Signature Style
If experimenting with different trends or researching classic styles feels like a little too much work, don’t despair. Many major brands release ‘lookbooks’ every season, so you can pick out a whole outfit without worrying about what goes with what. Alternatively, an appointment with a personal shopper can help you to transform your wardrobe and will give you the confidence to enjoy your new look.