For some men fashion is not important. But you don’t have to live for fashion to know all about accessorizing. This is when you add items to your outfit to make it stand out and become unique. These items can include jewelry, watches, cufflinks, wallets and even shoes. But how do men choose their accessories and which suit them best? How do men match their accessories to their personality?The most important thing to think about when accessorizing is to determine what style you are going for. Some men like to go modern and sleek whereas others prefer the more classic look.* ClassicYou can never really go wrong with classic. This style consists of timeless pieces that you can match with pretty much anything. Classic pieces will not date or change with the times but will instead keep you looking smart and sophisticated for as long as you wear them. An example of a classic accessory would be a gold pair of plain cufflinks.They would match any suit or shirt and will look expensive (even if they are not)! Classic watches will usually have a gold or leather strap with a face that contains roman numerals. Again this is a piece that will not age or date. Going for classic accessories are a good investment because they will stay with you for the rest of your life.* ModernIf you are going for the modern look then stainless steel, titanium and funky designs are more your thing. With modern fashions being designed to look chunky and solid, you won’t find anything subtle! Modern watches for example are almost a fashion trend in themselves. It seems nowadays that the bigger the better! Men’s modern watches now contain more jewels and carats than their wives’ jewelry box! Of course with modern jewelry come the modern way to wear it. It is all the rage for men to have their ears pierced now and great big diamonds are so in! Think P Diddy, think David Beckham. Both men have very good fashion sense and both men have several sets of big earrings!Of course it’s not always about fashion. Sometimes it’s what you feel comfortable with or what reflects your personality. If you are a traditional sort of guy then the classic look will definitely be for you, whereas if you are into your fashion trends and like to look your best then you will probably want to go for the modern accessories. Everyone has their own unique personality which is why you can buy all kinds of accessories to suit each taste. If you enjoy surfing and outdoor sports then you will find a huge range of waterproof watches and wallets that are perfect to take to the beach with you.If you are more of a nature lover then why not go for wooden bracelets and necklaces. You can even buy novelty cufflinks for the ultimate fun lover! So whatever your personality, whether you are traditional or modern, funky or mad, try buying accessories that match your style.
An old Chinese proverb says that a person without a smiling face should not open a shop. Another version of that same Chinese philosophy says that you should have a smile that would bring a good price in the marketplace.Would others say that you should open a shop? Would they offer a good price for your smile? Would you rather be a beacon of light or a messenger of darkness?I once attended a lavish party where everyone was very well dressed. I noticed one particular lady, obviously wealthy by the size of her jewels, standing alone. She had apparently spent a lot of money on her exterior. However, the frown on her face explained why no one seemed interested in talking with her. This lady obviously didn’t realize that her face said much more than her jewelry.Someone, whether male or female, can appear to be quite attractive physically. However, without a smile, that attractiveness is quickly lost. On the other hand, I’ve often noticed someone who wasn’t especially attractive getting the attention of everyone around them. The big reason was an easy and glowing smile.I was in a crowded waiting room of a doctor’s office some time ago. Everyone seemed lost in their own thoughts. A lady walked in with a cute baby. As she sat down, the baby looked at the people around him and simply smiled. Several of the adults instinctively smiled back at the baby. Before long, everyone in that waiting room was smiling at the happy baby. The entire atmosphere of the room was uplifted by that baby’s smile.My mother, may she rest in peace, had a captivating smile. She built a large and highly successful children’s nursery in the Midwest with her personality, her charm and her ability to make people like her. When a parent walked in the door, whether an existing or new client, she greeted them with a warm smile and an enthusiastic “welcome!”Dale Carnegie says, in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People, that actions speak louder than words, and that a smile says that you like the other person. That they make you happy. That you are glad to see them.Want to be happier and more successful? SMILE at everyone you see. If you’re not used to smiling, experiment for one week. Smile warmly at everyone around you. Be a beacon of light and it will shine back on you in a most marvelous way. I challenge you, for a week, to have a smile that would bring a good price in the marketplace!