Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wardrobe Overhaul - Your Personal Style

One of the most important parts of being a successful male is having a well-defined personal style. Having a clear style gives you confidence, purpose, and shows others that you stay true to yourself by allowing your outward appearance reflect your inner personality.     

Your personal style is defined by the clothes you wear, your hairstyle, your jewelry, and even your cologne (“be judicious with cologne, citrus tones are best”- Rule #99 from the movie Wedding Crashers.) Before someone even begins to talk with you, they should know just by looking at you how you see yourself. Do you consider yourself a hipster? A rock star? A fraternity brother? A goth? A businessman? If your appearance reflects one but your personality reflects another, you no longer come across as being genuine, and women have an uncanny ability to detect phonies. 

Once you have a good understanding of how you see yourself, you’ll probably want to update your wardrobe. In terms of deciding what you already have that’s worth keeping and shopping for new clothes, I recommend bringing a female friend with you and asking for her advice (buy her lunch and it’s a win-win for both of you).

Regarding hair style and facial hair, they of course differ based on personal style, but a good rule of thumb is to always be well-groomed. It shows that you can take care of yourself. And being well-groomed doesn't just apply above-the-neck; many women appreciate men that keep their body-hair trimmed and well-groomed as well.  Have you ever heard of manscaping? It is the act of trimming the chest hair or other body hair on a male's bodice.  Lauren says, "Men, if you have back hair, you might want to figure out a temporary or permanent solution to get rid of it.  An untamed carpet on the backside or excessive shoulder hair is a dealbreaker for me.  At the poolside,  manscaping is essential."  In a similar vein, keep your shoes clean and your clothes ironed.

A full wardrobe overhaul doesn’t happen overnight, but over time as you build up your wardrobe and begin to fully embrace your own personal style, you will no longer be the guy that blends in; you’ll be the guy that stands out with his own sense of unique individuality.


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