Ladies, take a look around and you’ll notice it’s not the males in the room you are taking fashion or style cues from, but from ladies showing off their new stilettos and/or luscious locks. Why is it that males are often categorized as lacking in style? Well, let’s take a ride in a time machine and we’ll notice males needed some serious style guides. For example, take Twisted Sister’s long locks and red lipstick or Kurt Cobain’s grungy, ‘dirty’ look. Some males have come a long way, like Leonardo DiCaprio, who is now polished and sporting a more mature look. Male celebrities are supposed to make women’s hearts melt but let’s take a breath, snap back into reality and take notes on the stylish tips from these leading men.
Stay true to your signature style.
Point in case: George Clooney; he is never trying out the latest hairstyle, the trendiest brand or hiding his ‘roots’. Since he came on the scene or your television screen, George Clooney has kept a casual, gentleman vibe in spite of his success. While his look is simple and basic, he has established that it is HIS look.
Don’t be afraid to use color.
David Bowie was a man of different characters but one thing he was not afraid of was embracing color to adorn himself. Play with your makeup and create fun, unique looks for a random night out. From glitter to neon eye shadows or bright lipstick colors, choose shades that complement your skin tone.
No matter how many fans faint when graced by his presence or how many posters girls have on their walls, Johnny Depp knows how to be the good, bad boy. He remains his cool while still hinting the rebel inside of him. Combine feminine looks with a rock n’ roll feel and accessorize with bangles, black nail polish or dress up a dress with Doc Martins. We all have that naughty side that we can let out to play.
It’s OK to experiment.
Trends are so unpredictable and so are you. While trying to figure out a signature style, it’s easy to fall prey into a trend that may be a bit out of your league. Brad Pitt is no stranger to change. Long hair, no hair, facial hair, this guy oozes sexiness that makes any look come off as chic. Be spontaneous and learn what works for you and what doesn’t.
Confidence is KEY. So maybe he’s a bit too confident but Kanye West struts his stuff like he has the world in his palms. His modern-couture looks are sometimes too edgy for the media but it’s all about loving what you are wearing and accepting who you are. While confidence can be toned down and still be strong, it is key to creating a style that is YOU.
Take these key points and incorporate them into your daily style routine. See how you can play up your looks and remember that you can also take cues from fashionable men. Which leading men do you admire? Let us know in the comments section.
About the Author
Nancy Mora currently works as a proofreader for a busy law firm but her exuberance derives from creative writing and bringing stories to life. She indulges in her weekly cravings from salads to chili cheese fries and is a obliging gym rat – minus the bulging muscles.