5 Ways Women Want You To Dress

What Women Want
Last week the nation woke to the breaking news that, according to a survey conducted by online retailer Littlewoods, 67 per cent of women admitted to controlling their partner’s style. In an age where KimYe are considered a golden couple, it hardly comes as a surprise.
Their sometimes matching Givenchy outfits and dedication to dressing in a ‘full look’, even if they’re just nipping out to Whole Foods, is admirable. And while David and Victoria Beckham may have ditched their ‘his and hers’ Dolce & Gabbana outfits, they still certainly enjoy being hailed as one of the world’s most style-conscious couples.
Celebrity gossip aside, the reality is men have been getting style advice in all shapes and sizes for decades. At the end of the day, we all want to look our best and, ultimately, impress those that matter.
While we’re not suggesting you should allow the women in your life to dictate your style, we thought this would be a good opportunity to ask a few with insider knowledge what they personally looked for. With that in mind, we spoke to five female professionals who work in menswear to get their thoughts on how men should be dressing in 2015.
From the Editor of Mr Porter to an ASOS Personal Stylist, via the Director of one of London’s most forward-thinking menswear labels, we give you their top men’s style tips…
1. Anything Worn With Confidence Is Attractive
“Nothing is less attractive in my opinion than the clothes wearing the man. Maketh the man, always!
Dressing should be just one part of their character. I’m a huge fan of that check shirt grunge look, but possibly because I dress like that myself, which means, oh, I’m a massive narcissist.”
Cozette McCreery, Designer and Director at fashion brand SIBLING
2. Trying Hard With Trends Isn’t Appealing
“I kind of hate the pressure that people feel from the word ‘trend’. I think if you are naturally observant, then buying into a trend is something that just naturally happens.
What I like about menswear is that having your own identity is valued more than changing your wardrobe every six months.”
Victoria Higgs, Stylist
3. Never Underestimate The Classics
“A white crew neck t-shirt, a good quality grey cashmere sweater, a simple navy wool overcoat – women love it when men keep clothes simple.
Colour and depth should come from the man wearing them.”
Jodie Harrison, Editor at Mr Porter
4. Wear Colour, But Carefully
“A few splashes here and there can be good and will easily update clothes you already own. Try to accessorise with colour though, rather than incorporate it into a whole look.
The old rule of paying attention to your skin tone is still valid, too. Generally the darker you are, the brighter the colour you can accessorise with.”
Gamze Gul, Personal Stylist at ASOS
5. Keep Spending On Good Jeans
“Attention to detail is a big sartorial turn on for me, bad jeans are the opposite of this.
A guy who puts the leg work into finding the best pair for him suggests pride in appearance and willingness to spend time investigating fit, cut and silhouette.”
Candice Bailey, Stylist

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