OK men, listen up. Ladies aren’t the
only ones who are expected to spice up their outfits with jewelry, watches, and
other accessories. Men need to start putting a bit more effort in the
accessory department. The right accessories are the cherry, the hot fudge, the
whipped cream, and the sprinkles on top. Without a few key accessories, your
outfits won’t look complete.
So keep reading. We’re going to let
you know the scoop on 8 must-have men’s style accessories that will elevate
your style from a “Mark Zuckerberg” to a “Harry Styles” if
you know what we mean.
Sunglasses have long been a symbol
of masculinity. Shades add a “cool factor” to your outfit while also
keeping things timeless and classic.
As with many accessories, sunnies
can be customized to fit each individual outfit and each individual style. If
you’re more of a classic guy, consider Ray Bans or Aviators.
Get a few different pairs to go with
different outfits and styles. You can also add even more accessories with patterned croakies or
classy glasses chains.
When you’re dressing to impress,
complete your look with a high-end (or at least a high-end-esque) classy watch.
This will bring your look up a few notches.
Gucci, TAG Heuer Connected, and Rolex are all top name watch brands that offer sleek
luxury watches. However, if you don’t want to shell out the big bucks, there
are plenty of affordable watches that mimic the style of these
You don’t want to break out the
Rolex for a trip to the beach or on a hike. For more casual outfits, a classy
watch is going to look odd.
Instead, invest in a sporty casual
watch. Retro styles are on trend right now with bright colors and classic
Cassio options matching most men’s styles.
A purse is to a woman as a weekend
bag is to a man. While men can (and do!) use purses, not all men want to. If
that sounds like you, consider a weekend bag.
These bags are classically masculine
and are dead useful. They usually come in classic black or brown leather, but
you can find other colors and materials. They’re great for weekend getaways (as
you might’ve been able to guess), trips to the gym, or even just as an everyday
They also add sophistication to your
look that a backpack or a duffel bag can’t.
For this tip, remember that
“funky” is a subjective term depending on each individual guy.
If you’re classic and traditional
with your clothes (suit to work every day, button-up shirts, chino pants, etc),
then “funky” could simply mean some stripes or classy polka dots on
your dress socks.
If you’re more into streetwear or
hipster styles, then “funky” is going to mean neon colors, crazy
patterns, funny quotes, etc.
Whatever the case, having a bit of
fun with your socks is going to add some flair to your outfit.
We’re not going to tell you to get a
wallet because there’s a 0.0001% chance you don’t already have one. However, a
money clip is something that many men forget about but should consider adding
to their accessory collection.
You don’t always need to carry
around a full wallet, and a money clip adds a sophisticated sleekness to your
Caps, ballcaps, hats, lids, baseball
hats, etc. Whatever you call it, you need a few in your accessory collection.
Bad hair day? Throw on your favorite
sports team’s hat.
Streetwear outfit? A snapback will
complete the look.
A day out on the water? A khaki cap
and boat shoes will have people thinking you’re a Kennedy.
You can also venture into different
types of hats. Berets, fedoras, beanies, bucket hats, etc. Each of these will
fit a different style, so be sure to do your research before you pair a bucket
hat with a suit or a fisherman’s beanie with a preppy outfit.
We saved rings for last because we
know that more than a few men are going to balk at the idea of wearing jewelry
besides a wedding band. But men’s rings are huge right now.
Look to Hollywood, if you don’t
believe us. Harry Styles, Robert Downey Jr, Jay-Z, and Steven Tyler have all
been spotted rocking multiple rings at one time.
You can go simple with plain silver
or black bands or go all out with chunky gemstones or uber masculine wood
rings. As with the socks, this will depend on your individual style along with
the outfit you’re wearing.
For example, your business suit
won’t go well with five rings on each hand. That would call for a simple band.
But your music festival outfit would look much better with a few chunky rings
compared to the simple band look you has with the suit.
As you might’ve noticed throughout
the article, we make it clear that these 8 men’s style accessories are
must-haves, but there’s also a lot of room for your own personal choice and
We’re not going to sit here and tell
you that you must have a specific watch style or a specific brand of socks.
Fashion is meant to show off your personal style, so take these accessory
guidelines and make them your own!
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