Want to know how to look better? It's not as difficult as you might think.
You don't need to spend lots of money or train like a pro bodybuilder. Trust me: ALL men are capable of looking good.
All you need are a few simple, easy tricks. It's the little things that make the biggest difference and that's what style is truly about.
Ready, gents? We've got 10 easy things any guy can do to look better instantly.
1. How To Look Better: Stand Up Straight
So simple yet so powerful. When you stand or even sit straight, other people view you as more confident and competent. Why? Because standing up straight shows power and dominance.
You may be wondering how to improve your posture. Try these steps.
How To Improve Posture
- Stand with your head, shoulders and back against a wall.
- Your heels should be about 6 inches away from the wall.
- Draw in your lower abdominal muscles. This will decrease the arch in your lower back.
- Now move away from the wall and try to maintain this posture.
It will feel unnatural at first because you're not used to it. But make a note to correct your posture every time you feel yourself slouching.
It's good posture – the confidence-projecting kind – that allows you to look ten times more attractive.
And those aren't even all the benefits. Standing up straight has been shown to improve your mindset and self belief.
“A Good Stance And Posture Reflect A Positive State Of Mind” – Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido)
Ohio State University studied the relationship between good posture and perceived job qualification. People were tasked to express why they felt they were qualified for a certain job. Those who sat up straight while writing their thoughts were MORE likely to believe in their qualifications than those who did it in a slumped-over position.
2. Smile Every Day
Let me ask you this: you're looking for directions in a new town and you walk up to two people. One is smiling and one is frowning. Who would you be more likely to talk to?
A smile makes you appear happier, more attractive and more approachable.
Not only does smiling make yourself look better instantly but the more you smile, the more it adds to your confidence and positive demeanor. Smiling relaxes your facial muscles and calms the nervous system. Smiling is good 🙂
3. Tuck In Your Shirt & Pay Attention To Detail
I always recommend that men tuck their collared shirt in.
If you're someone who hasn't really done this a lot, maybe you'll feel awkward doing so now. But push through and learn to get used to it.
Wear an undershirt and tuck this into your underwear – this will help keep your shirt tucked in all day.
Tucking in your shirt makes you look more polished and put together. It'll help you feel like you belong while attending seminars or networking events where everybody else is looking dapper.
4. Upgrade Your Belt
Don’t forget about belts. A quality belt improves the fit of your pants and shirt, highlights your trim waist, and elevates your wardrobe in a way that'll only boost your confidence.
How do you choose your belts? You want to find those that are stylish and also versatile for different occasions. As for the functionality, do consider switching to holeless belts if you haven't already.
A holeless belt lets you make adjustments in quarter-inch increments.
With holeless belts, you don’t need to worry about deciding which hole to use every day, especially if the consequences are either a sucked-in stomach or slightly loose trousers. A holeless belt lets you make adjustments in quarter-inch increments.
In turn, you get more control over the length of your belt based on your style and physical comfort.
5. Polish Your Leather Shoes
Invest in a shoe cleaning kit and make sure to clean, condition and polish your leather dress shoes at least once a week (or more often if they tend to get wet or muddied). You want them in immaculate condition – and even shiny.
Such a pair of shoes proves that you’re someone with great attention to detail. Someone who goes the extra mile to make a strong impression. And of course, that makes it much easier to impress!
6. Tailor Your Clothes
If your clothes don't fit right, you come across as not caring about your appearance. Fitted clothes are the single most important aspect of your wardrobe.
Your wardrobe will benefit from a selection of well-tailored clothes.
If you can find clothing that naturally fits well – great! But there may be a time years from now when that's not the case. Our bodies are all different and subject to change. That's okay. What's not okay is not putting effort into tailoring your clothes and improving the fit.
So that's where it's handy to call up your local tailor. Trust in the hands of experts. Your typical shirt shouldn’t cost too much to tailor. And in the long run, your wardrobe will benefit from a selection of well-tailored pieces.
7. Take Care Of Your Body
Maybe it's not as simple to do as the others. But it is a simple message that matters to things beyond your style and looks. Health is wealth.
If you don’t keep your body in good condition, you won’t look as attractive as you know you can. So all the stuff your parents or doctor tell you ought to be followed. Eat the right foods.
Exercise regularly. Practice basic hygiene. Respect your body and care for it.
But I also say you should pay attention to basic grooming. Keep your hair groomed. Keep your eyebrows neat. Trim your nose hair. Shave regularly or maintain your beard. And of course, brush your teeth after meals and always keep your fingernails in check.
Your body is your temple. Respect it. Care for it. And it'll reward you with looking healthier overall and feeling better about yourself day in, day out.
Gentlemen, it's no coincidence that all those tips above can make you look better AND feel better. So hopefully, these simple tricks won't slip off your mind – especially when you face the challenge of making a great impression.