The fall season is officially here. As the weather starts to turn back to the cooler side of things, it’s once again time to think about fashion, style, and what you’re going to be wearing.
You don’t have to be a fashion guru to take advantage of the changing seasons. Instead, you can see this as an opportunity to make sure you have some comfortable clothes that look good on you.
To help, here are five simple tips that will help you style around your favorite jeans.
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You Are Allowed to Be Comfortable
The first lesson in wearing jeans is that it’s ok to fit them according to comfort. Jeans styles have changed a lot over the decades, and some people get stuck in dated ideas.
You don’t need jeans that are super tight and feel miserable to wear. Nor do you need jeans that fit too loosely and cause problems.
The very first step in wearing jeans is to find a comfortable fit. Everything else will flow from there.
Keep It Simple
In that same vein of thought, it’s important to keep your jeans style simple. Unless you’re after a very specific look, you want jeans that are straight, in good repair, unfaded, and fit well.
Super skinny jeans have come and gone as a fashion type, and they’ll cycle back around plenty more times. Despite that, a nice, comfortable look has never truly gone out of style.
The same can be said for the baggy jeans looks of the 90s and early 2000s. You don’t need to chase these specific looks.
Instead, stick with the first tip and find jeans that feel good to wear. By that same token, you can stick with simple aesthetics. Avoid rips, tears, frays, and holes. Unfaded jeans that look clean and well-made will always look good — especially when they fit well.
Frame the Wardrobe
While that’s enough to help you find the right fit for men’s jeans, there’s a lot more to consider when picking a whole outfit. The rest of this is about what you wear with your jeans.
Framing is something that can help a lot when thinking about the rest of the outfit.
This is an idea where you try to create nice lines in the ensemble. When it comes to your jeans, one of the keys is for your top (your shirt, sweater, or whatever) to make a nice clean line with the jeans.
Here’s a good way to think about it. When you put your hands in your jeans pockets, you don’t want them to push the shirt up at all. The shirt should rest high enough on the jeans that they don’t cover the tops of the pockets.
At the same time, the shirt should not be exposing any skin. That can help you find a clean line where the shirt can hang, and it will look good with your jeans.
You can apply this concept to the bottoms of the jeans too, and try to create nice framing with your footwear.
Consider the Ensemble
Framing can help you fit other parts of your outfit, but you still need to think about the rest of the aesthetic. For that, a few simple ideas can go a long way.
Jeans are a lot more popular in the fall and winter as the weather is much cooler. Jeans happen to be a versatile but warm clothing choice.
When wearing jeans, the rest of your ensemble will likely fall in line with this.
What you want to do is think about how your various clothing layers look together. This matters in terms of colors and styles.
If you’re wearing a light jacket, it’s fine to have a t-shirt underneath it. Try to wear colors that complement each other, and that will take you a long way.
If you’re not too confident with colors, then there’s a really easy rule. Try to wear colors that match the nature of the season. You’ll see a lot more soft browns, oranges, and reds in the fall. In the winter, various grays tend to dominate. In spring, greens and bright flower colors take off. They last through the summer when you’ll see plenty of blues added to the mix.
If you match your colors like nature, you’ll do just fine.
Just Be Yourself
Here’s the last major tip. It might seem like cheesy advice, but it really does work. Your jeans will look best when you aren’t chasing other people’s fashion ideas. There are a lot of different looks and styles in the world. You don’t necessarily have to create your own style from scratch. You can find something that you like and draw inspiration.
But, the world is clearly big enough to accommodate your own sense of style too. You can be yourself with what you wear. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Wear your jeans in a way that makes sense to you, and most people will relate.
You might find some random naysayers, but that really says more about them than it does about you.