An average Nigerian would say or agree that men do not need to be stylish. “Only an unserious man would spend hours shopping clothes” most people would say.
Wealthy men are the only ones allowed to spend hours shopping for clothes, shoes and the likes “Afterall he has worked hard enough to enjoy his money this way, allow him to flex biko!”
These are the things that most men have been made to believe while growing up. It is believed that showing interest in things like these only makes a man weak.
Some men, while growing up have styling as one of their hobbies but these are stamped out before they get to adulthood by societal conventions, their environments and most importantly their friends. It is usually believed that caring about you dress is not considered macho and your desire to combine is tantamount to being feminine.
Ever wonder why there aren’t as many conversations on MEN’S FASHION or why there is so much controversies and speculations on women’s style as opposed to their male counterparts?
Thankfully, things are not as bleak as before. Men are becoming more style conscious regardless of societal judgement, there is a much growing desire among men to look their best.
Below is a curated outfit inspirations for men, they can be used in casual and formal setting.
1. A simple monochrome Grey outfit. A great outfit for a random casual day that looks amazing.
2. SOLID SAME COLOR
A great under – used style options. Because it is a clean casual look, it is a great way to highlight favorite accessories like shoes or a great belt.
STYLE TIP – Stick with blues and neutrals while building your wardrobe foundation. You will have more outfitting options and the versatility will make you more confident when the time comes to add in color and pattern.
3. NEUTRAL BOTTOM, COLORED TOP
The easiest way to add color into your casual style. And by “color” we advise blue, olive, and burgundy.
STYLE TIP – Wear dark colors for a serious casual style – dark rich colors create a sense of prestige.
4. COLORED BOTTOMS, NEUTRAL TOPS
The opposite of above, best done with jeans or classic colors.
5. CLASSIC WHITE
White is so versatile and classic; it deserves its own category. This should be a staple look in every guy’s casual wardrobe.
STYLE TIP – Wear light colors for a happier, lighter attitude.
Hopefully, this helps you in selecting an outfit. Let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Zay Uthman is a freelance writer with five years of experience in blog content and fiction writing. She is Nigerian but based in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Zay is a certified Google-certified digital marketer and content creator. She is an enthusiast of women empowerment and has severally evangelized the movement. Inclusive in her accomplishments is her founding of Zallure Naturals - a skin/hair care brand. Her interests her reading, writing, traveling and searching for food recipes. She is an innovative, target oriented and resourceful writer. Her skill set and knowledge allow a broad range of writing possibilities across diverse subjects and genres.