Accessories are very often overlooked in men’s fashion, but they are the key in looking put together.
What do I mean by accessories? Things like:
and even lesser utilized accessories like:
- Nose rings
- Cross body bags
All of these accessories can help bring whatever you’re wearing to the next level.
Key Point: fashion accessories are a great supplementation to give whatever you’re wearing that extra flare. But they shouldn’t be overdone.
So how exactly should you accessorize? And what are some cool men’s accessories you can add to your arsenal?
How To Start Accessorizing
Less is more.
When men first decide that they want to start accessorizing, they either go completely overboard and start stacking 5 rings on each finger, or they wear things that completely clash with their personality and style.
Honestly, that’s not even a bad thing – there is no DEFINITE way to accessorize, it’s a learning experience like anything else. But we can make the experience a lot more painless and smooth.
When you pick up your first watch or ring or bracelet, and you begin to wear em, it can feel a bit awkward.
Your focus might be on that specific accessory you’re wearing and you can get a bit self conscious about it.
The key here is to start small.
Start with ONE thing that you personally think looks good. Maybe a simple silver ring, maybe a minimalist watch.
Just start with ONE THING and wear the hell out of it.
Once you get comfortable wearing that accessory and it feels like it’s apart of you (as in you don’t even notice it on your body anymore) – ADD MORE!
Maybe throw in a simple necklace and a ring, the possibilities are endless.
I don’t know you, your personality or your personal style, so it’s hard to give specific advice, you just have to experiment.
You can of course, look at people who are amazing at accessorizing already and take in that inspiration for your own style. I highly recommend this.
When it comes to necklaces, you can keep it low key with something very simple like a general silver necklace, or you can get a little more risky with cool pendants and such. Below are some great places to get yourself a necklace.
Etsy – I love Etsy because you can get something unique and hand made for a very reasonable price.
Vitaly – Very affordable, designer looking jewelery
Rings are definitely making a huge splash in men’s fashion as of late. You can keep it very simple or you can opt to go for some of the crazy designs that are coming out. It will definitely make you stand out.
The Great Frog – The king of rings when it comes to uniqueness and quality. Definitely an investment piece.
Youthful Peoples – Simpler more standard rings with a bit of flare.
Philippe Audibert – Amazing looking fashionable rings.
When it comes to bracelets, you have quite a bit of options.
Honestly, even something as simple as a Livestrong Nike bracelet can look great.
Other options include: Anchor bracelets, bead bracelets, metal bracelets – Whatever your flavor, you can find it below.
DSTNCT – Great looking anchor bracelets
Philippe Audibert – Amazing metal bracelets
Amazon – Simple Nike Bracelet
Domobeads – Bead bracelets and boho style bracelets
Ok, watches are a HUGE topic that can be covered in thousands and thousands of words. But, let’s be honest, unless you’re a watch aficionado, we just want something that looks good.
You have such an insane amount of selection here that it really comes down to personal preference. Some of my current favorite watches are:
Retro watches: Casio
Minimal watches: Skagen
Steel watches: Nixon
Elegant watches: Rodina
With these standard accessories you have millions of ways that you can accessorize and hopefully add a lot more flavor to your style. Just remember the basics, less is more and pick stuff that matches your style and personality. Cheers!