Are you coming out of high school with no idea for dressing up for college? Well, let me help you change that. In this blog post, we will cover the 10 best style tips for college guys that will improve your confidence and make others respect you.
Dress for your college environment
The first style tip is to dress for your college environment. I know you don’t want to dress a white shirt or wear a T-shirt and jeans all the time.
It’s boring. But every college has its dress code.
For example, my college was new and for the first few months all the students were allowed to wear a casual dress but then we were told to wear suits 6 days a week.
The point is every college has a dress code that must be followed by all the students. To find out what your college environment is check the college website or ask.
Dress to be taken seriously – Key Style Tips For College Guys
Next up you need to dress up to be taken seriously. No matter how intelligent or confident you are. the first thing people notice about you is how you dress.
Dress well if you want to leave a long-lasting first impression on girls or anyone on your campus.
There was a guy who was in my class, he always used to dress sharp. I remember he used to wake up in the morning and take a good amount of time to put on the right outfit.
‘’ That guy he is a role model, he puts in the effort to look good’’
That’s what my professor said about him while he was not in class.
If you want to be like him and get compliments, you need to dress to impress
Understand what works for your Body Type
Understanding what clothes work for you is a big part of looking good.
The clothes you buy won’t be the same if a different body type wears that.
If you are skinny, jacked, big, tall, or short you need to pick clothes that match your body type. You also need to choose clothes that fit you.
There is so much about body type that you need to know, which is lengthy to cover in this blog post so I will link here a post to help you.
Buy the right clothes
As a college guy, you won’t have a huge amount of money to spend. That is why you need to buy clothes that function for different uses. Some of them are
- Plain T-shirts
- Dress shirt
- Pleated Trousers
- Outerwear Like Jackets
Those are some versatile clothes that you can style with pretty much anything.
This saves you time and money. Also, mix and match different items to create many different outfits.
Dress for occasion
Dressing for specific occasions is another style tip for college guys. There was a guy in my college who wore dirty shoes and came like he woke up from sleep.
My professor told him to dress up in front of the whole class, that was a humiliation for him. I don’t want you to be that guy.
Make sure you always dress up for the occasion.
You don’t have to wear a crisp white shirt every day but put effort into your outfit.
Another key element is finding the specific function.
For formal occasions, you need to follow specific dress codes. Find out what type of function or occasion you are going to and dress up for that.
Footwear is key
You cannot wear slippers to college which makes you look unattractive. Footwear is key to breaking or making your outfit. So pick one that makes you unique. You only need 3 pairs.
- Dress shoes – Loafers are perfect
- casual shoes for everyday wear
- Sports Shoes
I wrote an entire blog post on the best everyday shoes for college guys – click here to check that out.
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Simple jeans and T-shirts are boring. Adding accessories is another tip that improves your style. Rings, watches, necklaces, hats, and sunglasses are the best picks.
But don’t wear everything together instead pick 2-3 pieces and add them before heading out.
Add your own unique style
Personal style is what truly makes you stand out.
There was a guy who used to dress up like the old money aesthetic in my college and girls loved it.
Why? Because no one else wore that. He was different. If you want to be that guy, you need to add your style.
Get inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram and find out what works for you and put the right pieces together to stand out.
Don’t forget your Hygiene
Other than clothing there are certain areas you need to take care of to look attractive and feel confident. Some of them are
- Skincare – Wash your face twice a day – morning and night. Use moisturizer and exfoliate
- Facial hair – use oil and comb it well or shave if you have a patchy beard.
- Hairstyle – Get a good haircut and maintain it well by using oil, products, and regular trims
- Odor – bath daily, use deodorant and fragrance
Shop at the right places
I know you don’t have a lot of budget to dress up. So you need to pick clothes that are affordable and last longer. Here are some of the best places to shop for college guys