20 Ways For Men To Up Their Accessory Game


Do you find that your outfits are blah and boring?  Do they need a little more punch or color or just a little something to help you stand out?  You might be missing one of the most basic items in a fashionable wardrobe– accessories.  These little things help you stand out in the best kind of way.  Don’t be afraid of these, guys!  This is exactly what you need.  Here’s 20 ways for men to up their accessory game.

1. Add a pop of color with a pocket square

Pocket squares come in a range of colors and fabrics and can help you look fly in a pinch.

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2. Know your shoes

Do you wear the same boring shoes with every outfit?  It’s time to mix it up– check out all the different styles you can pick from!

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3. Add some layers to your look

A dress shirt and suit coat are fine for work, but why not add your own flare with a textured tie, a few colorful beaded bracelets, a wristwatch and throw on a pocket square for good measure.

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4. Go big or go home

Don’t be afraid to get a piece that can speak for itself.  More intricate design details showcase your sensitivity and creativity.

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5. Throw a hat on it

And no, we’re not talking about a baseball cap.  Try a cap like this or a Fedora with a professional outfit for a bold look.

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6. Simplicity is key

You don’t want to be covered in accessories every day.  Sometimes it’s just fine to keep things minimalist.  Like wearing a simple black watch with a dress shirt, pants and tie.

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7. Add some color to your feet

Do you want to surprise people with little pops of color?  Then try some colorful socks.  Now, don’t go crazy here or get anything tacky.  Just some nice socks with a little extra color will show off a little personality when you sit down and your socks are visible.

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8. Add a bowtie

Bow ties are fun, whimsical and little boyish.  It adds a touch of lightness to your serious clothes.  Don’t be afraid to try new patterns and colors.

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9. Try a small bracelet

It doesn’t have to be anything girly.  Just a simple braided canvas bracelet with a silver medallion fits the bill perfectly.

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10. Bag and belt

Don’t forget to add a nice belt to your pants to break up your top and bottom.  Also, a man purse is always good to have.  I’m just kidding, we don’t actually call it that.  It’s simply a bag that a few steps up from your typical gym bag.

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11. Check yourself

Before leaving in the morning, look down at your outfit and check to see if you’ve added any extra touches, like a watch, patterned shoes, a belt, etc.  You’ll feel better if you do.

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12. Add a tie bar

This simple piece of metal makes you look oh-so-professional and also keeps your tie from getting in your way when you’re looking down at your notes.

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13. Put a scarf on it

Scarves…yeah, not just for ladies anymore.  Guys can totally rock a patterned scarf.  Just wear it with confidence!

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14. Invest in a nice wallet

Wallets hold all your important stuff, so why not get a nice-looking one?  You don’t want to pull out the same one you had in high school when you’re out to lunch with business associates, do you?

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15. Stack of bracelets

Trust me, there is definitely nothing girly about these bracelets.  These look awesome on a guy’s arm, adding some extra color and texture and a little bit more coolness too.

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16. Stacked wrist

Adding a few other things to your wrist with your watch can be a noticeable touch.

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17. Cuff links

This is a small but very trendy way to add some metal to your outfit.  Get yourself a nice pair of cuff links.

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18. Put a ring on it

You don’t have to be married to wear a ring.  A nice metal ring with wood accents is rustic and daring.

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19. It’s time for a beanie

Pairing a beanie with a casual outfit is great, as is wearing sunglasses and a simple chain necklace.  This outfit it fresh.

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20. Invest in a vest

Vests are super versatile pieces that add some class to any look.  Whether it’s a suit or sweater vest, you’ll be sure to look dapper.

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