Men’s Fashion ; 9 Basic Style Tips For Men

Hello,
Happy new month!
Hope you are doing great?

My schedule has been hectic but I’m doing well!

So lately I received complains from the guys that I’ve been focusing too much on the feminine section and leaving them out (can’t blame me though, its feminine power lol).

Since Lydia’s Chronicle aims at reaching out to both the females and males, I decided to do a post for the guys today,yay!
There’s a common conception that men’s fashion is quite less complex than the women’s fashion.
This may be true to an extent, however it can be disastrous if done the wrong way.
So here are some basic tips to help you stay stylish:

1. Buy the best quality you can afford;
Go for the best that you can afford. You don’t have to unnecessarily lavish money on items but just make sure you get best quality your pocket can afford.

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2. Never buy on impulse;
You should buy fashion items because you need them, not just because a friend has something similar or because it’s trendy. When you buy an item on impulse, after a while it becomes useless to you because in the first instance you never really needed it.
So always give it a second thought before buying anything.

3. Disregard trends, invest in classy timeless pieces
Trends come and go, and as a man you should invest in the classy pieces that won’t fade, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shop certain trends if you love them, just make sure you invest in your wardrobe staples first!
By the way we have very interesting style trends coming up in 2016 check here and here.

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4. Invest in your shoes;
A man’s shoes or footwear is the one of the first things that is noticed in his outfit. So you should invest in your shoes, buy the best you can afford nothing less.

5. Wear clothes that fit;
Your outfit should fit your body just well, not too big, not too small.

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6. Pay attention to accessories and details;
Accessories can either make or mar your outfit. This includes belts, wristwatches, etc. Ensure your accessories are good enough and compliment your outfit, because little details matter.

7. Keep it simple;
Whatever you want to wear,however you want to style it, always remember less is more.

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8. Express yourself through style;
Style is a deep expression of who you are without having to speak. Your personality should be reflected in your personal style, and yes let your outfit do most of the talking.

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9.Try out new things ;
Be courageous enough to experiment with your personal style. Just like in life, you have to take risks, you either get to win or learn. From there you get to know what works for you and what doesn’t. You can’t sit around and follow norms, life is too short for that, get out of your comfort zone and be creative!

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One last thing before I round up guys, if you noticed I said the best you can afford, that is because our fingers aren’t equal and we all have different pockets/budgets, so don’t go overboard with expenses trying to impress. Rather, just get the best you can lay your hands on without having to obstruct your budget for very important things.

Don’t forget to drop your comments and  your thoughts about these tips.
I hope you find them quite helpful.

Yours sincerely,
Lydia

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Style trends to look out for in 2016(1)

Hi everyone, how’s your week been so far?
Mine has been great,except for the sun…😂😂
So we are in the third month of the year and the trends are starting to play out.
I decided to share some of the trends I think you should look out for. I divided this topic into two,so it wouldn’t be too long a post(yeah). Here goes the first section;

 

•Off the shoulder;
2016 or no 2016 I love the off shoulder,it accentuates of a woman depending on your shape though and how you style it. It happens to suit my shape, so it’s a YES for me.

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@harperandharley
-@_tostos
-@t2pitchy
-@stylepantry
-@the_cocopolitan
-@stylepantry
-@thevirtuousstyle
-@lisafolawiyo
-@infashionitrust

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-@skinnyhipster
-@fisayolonge
-@hannahakinyemi
-@thebrowniegram
-@titispassion
-@harperandharley
-@ekuedewor

•Billowy and flare sleeves;
This one will make you stand right out of the crowd and make you look different. There are different forms of billowy sleeves,so you should get one that suits you.

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-@stylebyada
-@infashionitrust
-@harperandharley
-@harperandharley
-@mocheddah
-@theadenike
-@theslumflower
-@asiyamigold
-@thedaileigh

•Shoulder cut-outs;
Last year it was midriff cut-outs and now we we are here with the shoulder cut-outs. They are quite similar to the off shoulder but this time there is something holding on to the shoulders. We keeping seeing different varieties of shoulder cut-outs.

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•Bomber jackets;
I reeally love this one. The bomber jacket  is quite versatile and chic.
They are all lovely, its quite difficult for me to choose the one i love most.

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@ironyofashi
-@skinnyhipster
-@fisayolonge
-@stylepantry
-@shirleybeniang
-@blakevond
-@stylebyada
-@harperandharley

•Stripes;
Stripes are a in-thing for me normally, I’m definitely looking forward to what would be made of them in 2016.

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-@tounaj
-@t2pitchy
-@kayla_stam
-Yemi Alade
@lydiaschronicle
– via @dizzfagh
-@infashionitrust
-@newhipsterstyle
-@lisafolawiyo

•Fringes/Tassels;
I love fringes and tassels anytime,anyday.
Looking at what designers like Valentino, Balmain,a lot others and even down to our very own ISIGO by Bubu Ogisi are giving us for 2016. I’m excepting more of it and looking forward to experiment with it.

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IAMISIGO
-via @lilfortbeautyworld
-@lulamawolf
@lydiaschronicle
-@kikiramab
-@kayla_stam
-Rihanna
-@tounaj
-Balmain

•White sneaks;
There seem to be a general style crush on white sneakers. White sneakers or footwear on normal day should be a basic in your wardrobe.
They are very versatile when it comes to styling.

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-@princessaudu
@lydiaschronicle
-@hannahakinyemi
-@shirleybeniang
-@melodyjacobs1
@lydiaschronicle
-@allglammedupbysyd
-@peakmill
-@chrissiemilan

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@heisedison
-@heisedison
@heisedison
-via @musesuniform
@theofficial_ik

Looking at the collage above,we can see it’s not just the women,even the men are into bomber jackets and white sneaks.

In the second part I’ll be talking more on the shoes,prints and trends for men too,so wait on it.

What do you think of them?
I really love the bomber jackets,fringes and tassels, and the off shoulder trend.
Which is/are your favorite(s)?

PS; I don’t have an app to put numbers and names on the pictures. Which was why I arranged their Instagram handles in accordance with the pictures,from top most left down to the bottom right.

Don’t forget to hit the like buttons and share your thoughts…

Thanks for stopping by,I hope to hear from you.

Yours sincerely,
Lydia