For a lot of men, looking smart and classy is important to them. You never want to seem like you don’t take yourself and your appearance seriously. However, there are a lot of occasions where a suit is going too far. Similarly, there are those who want to look smart without having to deal with the confines of a suit. In this article, we’re going to look at how you do that.

Rocking a beard

One of the hallmarks of looking sharp, until recently, has been the clean shaven look. Now, that’s no longer the case. Beards have come back in fashion in a whole new way, with a range of products following the surge in popularity. It has never been impossible to look smart with a beard, but now there are a lot more available options to help you do that. Make sure that you trim it so it doesn’t grow too wild or uneven and make use of the right gear. Use a beard comb and product for it, particularly if you’re going on a date.

The blazer and t-shirt combo

Sometimes you know that you have to be somewhere that necessitates looking a bit smarter. However, you still really don’t want to have to stuff yourself into a shirt. The blazer and t-shirt combo is the perfect outfit for that situation. Wear it loose and don’t feel like you have to hide the fact you’re wearing a t-shirt. Just make sure that the t-shirt fits to your form. If it’s oversized, it will look almost comical draping from under your blazer. Now you just need the right bottom half to fit it.

Footwear always matters

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You’ve undoubtedly heard it before. That one of the first places that people will look when talking to you is your footwear. For men, it’s about status. But you don’t have to feel like you always need to wear your best polished black shoes. A pair of brogues can lend more a casual look if you’re wearing smart trousers but still carry some class. Similarly, if you’re wearing jeans, you can always go with a pair of smart trainers. That way, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to look snazzy.

Accessorize

Looking smart is all about using your style to communicate. One of the ways to best communicate a smart appearance, alongside the tips above, is the accessories you use. Not just your shoes, but think about using a bit of jewelry as well. In particular, a good ring can set off a casual outfit and add a bit of prestige to it. Similarly, consider the kind of watch you’re wearing. Nowadays, a watch is entirely a fashion statement with the convenience of simply looking at your phone. So think style more than substance when making your choice of watch.

We hope this article helps. Looking sharp never loses its benefits, no matter where you are. Don’t feel like you have to whip out the suit every time you want to dress smart.

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