What to Wear: Outfit Ideas for Boys
What to wear on a date or to an important event can be stressful, especially when you’re trying to impress someone new or hoping to leave a good impression on your coworkers or professors. But if you want to look good and feel confident, it’s important that you dress in ways that align with your personality and how you want to be perceived by others. Here are some outfit ideas for boys who need help choosing what to wear!
Dress like you care
It’s one thing to dress up because you want to, but it can also be a good idea if you’re going somewhere where everyone else is dressed up. For example, heading into a fancy restaurant is one of those times when you may feel out of place in normal clothes. (The waiter might make a snide comment about your t-shirt or say they have an interesting jacket.) In cases like these, looking sharp may help your confidence and credibility. It will also make other people take you more seriously. And besides, who doesn’t look sharp in a well-tailored suit?
Stay in Style
If you’re a teen boy, think of your clothing as a means of self-expression. For inspiration, check out what’s trending in male fashion online and in magazines. Popular styles vary from year to year, so it’s important to keep an eye on what’s in and what’s out. Also make sure that whatever you wear is tailored to your body shape—this is especially important for young men who are growing rapidly. Even if you don’t feel like investing too much money into clothes at first, steer clear of over-sized sweaters and baggy jeans that could cost you more than just image points with your friends!
Avoid Trendy Clothes
Trendy clothes may seem like a good idea at first, but if you’re looking to build a wardrobe that lasts beyond your teen years, don’t waste your money on fads. Trends come and go. Instead of buying trendy clothing that you’ll need to replace in a year or two, save up and buy staple pieces in classic styles. You may feel underdressed wearing such simple clothes in public when compared with others who have designer threads hanging off their frames, but at least you won’t be disappointed when those trends fall out of favor with fashionistas everywhere.
Dress to Impress
Sometimes, all it takes is a simple outfit to turn heads and make you look like a million bucks. However, that doesn’t mean you should go for anything too flashy either. If you want to give off a nice impression, there are some basic guidelines on what type of outfit you should choose. For instance, stick with more subdued tones like black and grey instead of bright colors such as yellow or red. Once you have your basics down, throw in an accessory here and there—just don’t overdo it by putting on five bracelets or ten necklaces! Having just one bracelet will be sufficient. Keep it classy, not cheesy; which is what most people tend to do anyway—even if they don’t know it.
Keep it simple
Although fashion trends are always changing, they’ve never been simpler than they are now. Whether you’re a teen or older guy, basics like T-shirts, jeans and polos never go out of style. Simply figure out what colors look best on you and stick with those, picking pieces that match well together. For example, if you wear a lot of dark colors, stick with neutral shades such as black or white when possible; likewise if you tend to wear lighter colors, select an earthy color like olive green rather than pastels. You can also take cues from your favorite athletes—athletic outfits are simple and stylish (and sometimes even designed by them). Try wearing team jerseys or athletic-looking shirts; sneakers work too.