Want to step up the way you feel and the way you present yourself to the world?
It’s as easy as following the Queer Eye style — without having to go on the show.
Keep reading for tips on how to dress better so you can feel better and do better.
1. Queer Eye Style is About Confidence
Tan France, the fashion expert on the show, always has the central message of confidence.
The way you dress should make you believe with conviction that you can do or be whatever you want. To achieve this, wear clothes that fit your style. Nothing takes away confidence like always feeling like you’re wearing a costume.
Even if your style isn’t necessarily “stylish”, you can incorporate elements of yourself into fashionable looks. Take Antoni Porowski on the show, for example. He always rocks a cultural reference t-shirt. Rather than dressing out of his style, he wears minimalist, cool graphic t-shirts to keep it real.
2. Work With What You Got
The easiest way to dress with confidence is to wear clothes that fit your body type.
The members of Queer Eye all preach about body positivity and you should, too. If you have a smaller figure, wear clothes tailored to your size. If your body is more full and curvy, accentuate flattering areas that you feel good about.
Before you go out and buy anything new, assess the closet you’re working with. It’s said that 80% of the clothes we own are unworn.
Get rid of the items you don’t wear because they don’t make you feel good. If there are pieces you love and don’t wear because of the fit, get them tailored to your figure.
3. Load Up On the Basics
The majority of your wardrobe should consist of basics. This enables you to easily mix and match, keeping your look fresh and consistent.
Queer Eye suggests you should have three pairs of jeans — a dark blue, a black, and a mid wash. Look for quality over quantity here. You want to have nice basics that flatter you and will last.
4. Have Items That Make You Stand Out
This doesn’t necessarily have to mean wearing eccentric, colorful outfits. Rather, it means you should have at least a few pieces that are the highlight of neutral outfits.
This could be a patterned pocket square for suits, a snazzy mens designer outerwear piece, or even colorful dress socks that will occasionally poke out from underneath your pants.
If you’re not a fan of colorful pieces, keep it neutral. You can wear a monochromatic outfit and still stand out.
5. Make An Effort
Why do you want to stand out, anyway?
You want to show that you’ve made an effort.
The ideology of putting effort into fashion is that if you don’t, how can people expect you to put effort into anything. How you dress is how you show up to the world.
Plus, how you dress directly affects how you feel — and you want to feel confident and ready to do anything you want to do.
Making an effort doesn’t mean balling out and buying expensive clothes. Rather, it means putting thought into what you’re wearing. This could be as simple as rolling up your sleeves, doing a French tuck like Tan France does, or sticking to a hair care regimen.
Follow the Queer Eye Style to Find Your Style
The fab five on Queer Eye don’t try to make people into something they’re not.
Rather, they work with people to find what’s comfortable and fashionable for them.
Do the same for yourself. Work with what you got, stock up on basics, keep a few items to make yourself pop, and make an effort to dress with confidence.
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