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6 Tips to Dress Well

6 Tips to Dress Well

Men love to dress well, have a modern look and appear smart.  For a man, to look smart is simple. You only need to know how to put on the right outfit. Sometimes it is not just wearing good clothes, but knowing what exactly fits your body. The better you feel about the clothes you wear, the more self-confidence you will have. And with more self-confidence, you will have more opportunities in your personal and professional life. This article will give you some tips on men’s fashions.

1. Know your tastes

Every man has a preference for the types of clothing he desires, irrespective of the price tag. Dressing smart requires you to know what to wear to look outstanding.  As the saying goes, “A good recipe makes the meal taste great.” Take the time to know your own tastes when it comes to fashion.

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2. Consider the color

Choosing or combining colors for the best possible effect is the secret of elegance. The choice of color speaks a lot about your personality. It would be inappropriate for the President of the United States of America to put on a yellow suit for an official assignment. Such an outfit would make him look more like a rock star than a president, and this would not depict maturity in him. Colors portray different meanings. A man should be mindful of the colors of clothing when choosing what to purchase. If you choose to mix colors and even shades of one color, try to put the darker shades in the garments worn from the waist down and the lighter ones at the top. This will cause the eye to perceive an elongation effect when viewing your figure from head to toe, making you look taller.

3. The clothes should fit

Oversized clothes or tight clothes make a man look weird and do not appear smart or fashionable. Choosing the appropriate sizes of clothing and making sure you find the right fit will improve your appearance. Accompany well-fitting clothes with the right accessories, such as cufflinks, a tie, and a wristwatch.

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4. Flow with the fashion trends

There are two calibers of people when it comes to fashion: the fashion-minded and the not so fashion-minded. As a result of this, people see fashion as a way of life. Simply follow the current fashions and styles. Because fashion itself changes, one’s pattern of clothing should periodically change as well.

5.  Find good-looking shoes

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while allowing the wearer to engage in various activities. It is important that you wear comfortable and good-looking shoes, because the key to your entire outfit relies on the shoe you put on. Of course, you will need some good dress shoes to complement more formal dress.

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Health is of great importance and prominence for all of us. We do a lot of things to be healthy: we spend money on gym workouts, extraordinary miracle cures, and vitamins that appear all over the media. However, it is not often that we think of our feet and how they may affect our health. Good shoes allow you to participate in exercise and sporting activities without injuries. Wearing uncomfortable shoes can also have a negative effect on your personal well-being, body and health.

6. Knowing what to wear for a particular event

A major problem some men have is that they wear clothes that don’t fit the occasion or event. This is like wearing jeans and a jacket for a formal job interview, which will probably not land you the job. You need to know what to wear for a particular event or occasion: an outfit that brings out the smart aura, fashion sense, and uniqueness in you.

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No doubt, with these few tips, you will be able to dress well and avoid the fashion errors often associated with men.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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