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In 2011, Men’s Wearhouse released its findings from a nationwide Well-Dressed Men Survey. The survey found that well-dressed men are viewed by society as sexier, smarter, more successful, well-liked, and more likely to be in a relationship. The survey even found that well-dressed and put-together men have a greater chance to get married which may lead to higher workplace wages.

While men’s fashion has evolved since the 2011 survey, the importance of dressing well and maintaining your appearance has remained just as important. The better dressed you are, the more put-together you appear, which can lead to receiving more respect and attention. Use these 8 style secrets to elevate your style and look.

1.  Fit is Everything

Men’s fashion does not have to be complicated. The most basic white tee can make you look like a million bucks if it fits well and is high quality. Fit is arguably the most crucial aspect of clothing. You could be wearing the most expensive, beautiful suit but if it is ill-fitting, it can ruin the whole look. Buy clothes that fit you or don’t be afraid to bring your clothing to a tailor. Clothes that fit well are a complete game-changer for looking and appearing more confident.

2. Plain T-Shirts

Plain t-shirts are absolutely essential to every man’s wardrobe. They are extremely versatile items of clothing. Having plain t-shirts in basic colors can help take the stress out of planning an outfit. Dressing well does not have to be complicated. Keep it simple!

Wear a plain gray or white t-shirt on its own or under a flannel to go to brunch during the day and transition to night by replacing the flannel with a well-fitting blazer. Mastering the smart casual look will make picking out outfits on a daily basis much easier.

3.  Suit

A well-fitting suit is something every man should own. Depending on your career and lifestyle, it may get worn all the time or just on special occasions. However, having a nice, high-quality, fitted suit ready to go in your closet will help alleviate fashion stress and worry when a nice event comes up. Whether it’s a wedding or a work meeting, you will be ready to go in an outfit that you know will look amazing!

4.  Comfort

Dressing fashionably does not have to mean compromising on comfort. High-quality super soft shirts, hoodies, and pants can make you look just as put together as nice slacks and a button-down. If you wear clothing that is well made from good materials and fits you well, you can have the best of both worlds – comfort and style.

5.  Dress like a Boss for Less

 Dressing well does not need to cost you a fortune. While it is important to buy quality pieces, you don’t always need to grab the most expensive piece of clothing on a sales rack. This article teaches how to dress like a boss no matter your budget.

6.  Accessories

Men – don’t forget to accessorize! Accessories are an essential part of every wardrobe. From nice shoes to watches, wallets, and belts. Adding accessories to an outfit can elevate it to the next level. Taking those extra few minutes to add additional accessories and details to your OOTD can make you look and feel like a million bucks.

7.  Shoes

It is crucial to pick the right shoes for the right occasion. You want to appear put together from head to toe – even if you’re going for the effortless look, dressing well takes effort. You don’t want to show up to your best friend’s wedding in your work boots. Shop at stores with a variety of shoes for different occasions and events.

Don’t be afraid to use your shoes as a pop of color too! Fashion is meant to be fun!

8.  Grooming

While your clothes are one of the first things people notice about you, so is your grooming. People notice your hair, facial hair, and scent almost immediately – and first impressions are everything! Don’t skimp out on your grooming routine. Incorporate the right men’s grooming products, such as good shampoo, beard oil, and styling gel.

Keep it Simple

The number one fashion tip is don’t overcomplicate it. A simple white tee under a blazer is so simple, yet makes you look so fashionable and put together. Stock your closet with timeless, basic items that make you excited to put together an outfit and get dressed every morning. Looking and feeling your best does not have to be hard. When you look good, you feel good – and it shows!