Life is so much more exciting with accessories.
Like seasoning on food, accessories create depth and all sorts of contrast. A great outfit will get you further than any sloppily dressed counterpart; sure, but a great outfit t with well-chosen accessories will get you even further.
According to a study conducted on 1085 Americans, being a well-dressed man really does make a difference:
- 85% of women think that a well-dressed guy is sexier than a sloppily dressed rich person. [Hooray for us non-millionaires!]
- 75% of Americans think that well-dressed men are more successful at work than their average joe colleagues.
All of this points to the fact that stylish people are more attractive and successful: economically, romantically, and professionally.
As small and unimportant as they may seem, accessories are taken into account by other people’s judgment. They can even give you more confidence (plus help you become more prepared—more on that later!)
Let’s delve into some aspects of an outfit that could be considered the icing on the cake, shall we?
1. A Crisp Watch
Watches do make you more punctual. By having a ticking bomb on your wrist for hours at a time, you’ll be sure that punctuality won’t be a problem.
Another lesser known advantage of wearing a watch is that you become more admired, disciplined and respected.
Because it’s a sign of maturity and high value. If you value your own time as well as others, there’s no doubt that people will admire and respect you. Also, it just so happens to be visually appealing!
Many are sadly driven away by watches’ (typically) expensive price tag. That’s what even I thought before. Like many things in life, it doesn’t have to be that way! I own a stainless steel watch for a measly $30 that looks like it costs hundreds of dollars.
2. Sleek Headwear
In the winter, its mission is to keep you warm. In the summer; however, its mission is to keep you cool. It’s pretty useful, isn’t it?
Even for the younger of us, headwear can be an intrinsic part of an outfit. You don’t have to wear a fedora or a top hat; everything counts.
3. A Tasteful Bracelet
You can’t go wrong with a bracelet*. It’s a nice touch that sort of ‘balances’ the look by covering both your wrists with something.
A metallic or leather bracelet creates a sleek look by gently drawing attention to your wrists; the reflective metal or the grainy leather creates depth in your outfit.t.
*Okay, you can go wrong with a bracelet. Keep everything in moderation, guys.
4. Tip-Top Necklace
Necklaces — from dog tags to chains or simple crosses all accentuate your chest, which creates an illusion of a bigger, more muscular chest.
If you want to go a step further, a personally inscribed necklace can be an astonishing detail.
Stick to 1–2 necklaces. More than that leads to it being crowded—you hopefully aren’t looking for the ‘rich rapper’ look!
5. Elegant Rings
Rings are (in my opinion) the most incorrectly used accessories. When people discover them for the first time, they load up their fingers with several pairs of them just to get ‘that look’.
Less is more: one or two rings on each hand. Nada más.
Watches, headwear, bracelets, necklaces, rings. What do they all have in common?
They are literal status symbols. They make you more confident, more powerful, and more influential. Did I forget to mention that they make you perceived as more attractive, competent, and fitter?
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