Let’s talk male fashion…

When it comes to dressing up for an event or special occasion, most men go for the classic suit and tie; after all, isn’t that world’s best way to show up looking dapper, dandy and hella sharp? Actually, the answer is no…

That’s right. You don’t have to wear a suit and tie to look great if you don’t feel like. Here are other options you can give a try that will still guarantee you a sharp and sophisticated look:


1. Wear separates. Favorite pants paired with a nice blazer that makes a statement.

Be sure though that the colors, textures & silhouettes of the two are in sync.

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2. Ditch the tie! Seriously…it’s overrated.

Accessorize with a male brooch instead.

Image: Complete Fashion

Image: Complete Fashion

 

3. Suspenders take you back to the victorian era;

But paired with modern pieces, you get that victorian-meets-modern look that we love!

Image: Complete Fashion

Image: Complete Fashion

 

4. You can never go wrong with a West African male fashion inspired look

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Image: Complete Fashion

 

5. Go for a collar-less long sleeved shirt paired with fitting cropped pants and loafers or oxfords that don’t require you to wear socks.

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Image: Complete Fashion

 

6. Give your shirt and tie a break and pair your suit with a nice fitting tee.

Do not be afraid to go for tees with vibrant colors. Keep in mind that real men wear pink!

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7. A button up cardigan gives a nice clean look either paired with jeans or formal pants.

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Image: Pinterest.com

 

8. When unsure, go for an African print ensemble. Nothing too shout-y, busy and all over the place though; the simpler, the better.

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9. Lastly, it’s important to remember that Shoes are the finishing touch on any outfit and it is important to complete a look with the perfect pair!

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