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How to Be a Fashionable Gay Man in 2020

by Peter Minkoff

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions – do you, once again, have the classic resolution of being more fashionable in the following year? OK, this might not be the most common New Year’s resolution (the award is still in the hands of “I will work out more”), but it is still something that many people wish for. The stakes are even higher if you’re a gay person because you really do not want to let your community down and be passé with your fashion. So, no matter how much you care about fashion or not, take a look at the following article just to be on the safe side and to know what you need to pay attention to if you want to be the Mr. Fashionable 2020:

Embrace athleisure

This is not the first time you hear this word (unless you have been living under a rock), and the situation with 2020 is no different – athleisure is still quite a popular trend. What’s more, it is becoming even more popular to combine formal pieces of clothing with something quite sporty. If you want to play it safe, make sure that the sporty piece of clothing that you’re emphasizing is a pair of amazing sneakers. Put on a nice blazer and you have yourself a beginner’s athleisure look. 

Look dapper

On the other end of the spectrum, there is the option of being completely formal and dapper. This is something that always looks amazing on every single guy, of course, if they choose a high-quality brand. The thing with suits is the following: you should never go for branded suits only, as there are amateurs and new companies that make amazing suits, but you really shouldn’t try to cut costs and save money on a good suit. Going for trusted options such as trendy bespoke clothing is an excellent choice for a good suit, or at least for certain accessories that you will make your whole look more interesting with.

Mind the size

Guys, do we really have to emphasize that size really does matter? OK, sex-wise, that is up to you, but honestly, when it comes to fashion, size is the most important thing you have to worry about. If you happen to buy something that is one size smaller, it will not look great. You might think that it accentuates your features and your muscles but the truth is that a size smaller really shows. On the other hand, do not opt for larger sizes if you like baggy clothes. Rather, buy a baggy piece of clothing of your own size as you might end up looking quite ridiculous.

Pattern it up

Patterns and colors are what make an outfit interesting, especially in wintertime. Of course, you can be very playful with the combination of these two, but honestly, this is a double-edged sword. By combining different patterns and colors you might be able to create an unforgettable look, but you might also create something that will not really pass with flying colors. In order to know which colors are complementary, make sure to use the color wheel. As far as patterns are concerned, you can never go wrong with combining a single pattern with a solid color, but if you want to mix two patterns together, mix prints of different scales and keep the colors from the same family, or mix two prints that share a single color. 

The minimalistic type

According to some, maximalism will be huge in the near future, and more and more people are actually trying to make this happen. However, it is minimalism that is still quite popular, and if you opt to rock this style, you will definitely be perceived as quite fashionable. So, how to make minimalistic work in the simplest way possible? By buying pieces of clothing that are either white, grey, black or beige. These four colors are really amazing and can create a plethora of different looks – it is the accessories that will make every combination different. If you want to spice things up, you can go with a logo shirt or a hoodie and thus give your whole look a small twist.

Be careful with the shoes

And lastly, in order to make your whole look complete, beware of the type of shoes that you are going with. If you want to rock something rather cool and fashionable, make sure that you buy a very unique pair of sporty sneakers. Another thing that you simply need to have is a pair of regular white sneakers, such as the classic Adidas Superstars – these go well with literally anything. On the other hand, for all the formal events and places where you will be wearing formal clothes, you want a black or brown pair of Oxford shoes.  You can, of course, buy other types of shoes as well, but the Oxford shoe is always the best idea.

Don’t think that staying fashionable in 2020 is an easy job. There are many things to worry about, and the stakes are higher by the day. What’s left to say is – good luck!