Have you tried changing up your style but soon after found yourself falling back into old habits?
There’s a reason why men only wear 13% of what they buy throughout the year.
I’ve seen it happen to myself too.
With a closet full of clothes and seemingly endless options to choose from, I’ve noticed that a few of my favourite pieces are worn more often than others.
Over the years I’ve come to rely on a few go-to outfits that I rotate through every couple of weeks.
Of course these aren’t the only looks that I ever wear but they’re in the rotation more heavily than others.
That’s because they’re reliable!
Knowing that I can look good in certain combos without thinking about it makes my life so much easier.
But it hasn’t always been this way.
Having grown more comfortable in my own skin over the last few years has definitely helped.
There was a time when I would’ve been terrified to step out of the door if my appearance wasn’t “perfect.”
This meant spending 20 mins in the morning doing my hair (every strand had to be in the right place).
Carefully choosing the coolest outfit the night before while making sure nobody had seen me wear it for at least a week.
All of this perfection was ultimately rooted in insecurity
Basically worrying too much about what other people would think of me if I didn’t look amazing.
Thankfully those days are far behind me now.
Today, I know that it won’t be the end of the world to make a few mistakes here and there.
I’ve come to learn that spending all of that time and energy into looking a certain way can consume you.
What I’ve come to realize is that doing so basically gives your power away to somebody else.
Over time, this can be a huge blow to your confidence and self-esteem.
Trust me, I know from experience.
One thing I’ve noticed about all of the well-dressed men I know and look up to is that they have a strong grasp of their personal identity.
This leads to the way view themselves being slightly different than how most guys would see themselves.
Some may argue that it’s borderline narcissistic (but once in a while that’s ok).
It’s also not about being flashy.
Remember, the loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
Drawing attention to yourself for the sake of getting noticed is a byproduct of insecurity.
Well-dressed men always begin with gaining a strong understanding of themselves.
Knowing who you are and what you stand for lays a firm foundation for building the assertive, attractive, and stylish man you know yourself to be!
Well-Dressed Men Know That Risk Taking Is Part of The Process
They live and die by the saying, “Fortune favours the bold.”
Being ok with getting it wrong isn’t a big deal for well-dressed men.
For every well put together outfit, there’s usually a dozen from their earlier days that were questionable at best.
Just remember that failure isn’t fatal.
Feel free to take more risks with your style but don’t always expect to hit a home run every time.
If your overall image is one that people associate with being well put together, you have nothing to worry about.
Risk taking allows you to explore new avenues of style that you may not have been previously exposed to.
Even if your risks don’t go as planned, at least you’ll learn what doesn’t work for you.
Originality Is Key
When everyone else is “zigging,” they’re “zagging.”
Refusing to be another face in the crowd is something you’ll find all well-dressed men doing.
The last thing a well-dressed man would ever want to happen is to be viewed as unoriginal.
In other words, a follower.
There’s a reason why leadership and confidence are two traits that are often associated with men who live with this mindset.
Feeling free to speak their mind is only one way well-dressed men show up in this world.
That’s because dressing well is really an extension of their self image.
How they view themselves is reflected in the way they present themselves.
This all ties back to the idea of having a strong understanding of what makes them tick.
So make that your starting point and redefine your style from there.
Are you tired of worrying about what other people think of you?
It doesn’t have to be that way anymore.
Give yourself a pat on the back, you’re already taking action by reading this article.
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