Your overall look does have a lot of impact on your self confidence, especially if you find yourself in certain situations. For example, you certainly want to look your best at a formal social function, an important business presentation, or a romantic dinner date. Somehow we feel good inside if we think we look good outside, or by the least, presentable.
This mindset for self confidence is also important. You have to picture yourself well-dressed, well-groomed, and composed. A little of mind-rehearsing and envisioning will not hurt. For no matter how good or expensive the clothes you put on, you still have to carry yourself good.
If you're constantly worried about your look and uncertainty if you did it right, then this can seriously affect the way you compose yourself for the rest of the affair. So what do you do? Make sure you do it right, of course.
Although it's understandable to be excited for an important event, at times, the dressing-up part can also be quite challenging, if not, stressful. For every event, people expect you to be dressed appropriately and properly. There are accepted "standards".
But there's always room for creativity and self-expression. Careful though. Always make sure you know the basics of fashion before you play mix and match. You want to make a good impression and not otherwise.
One of the basics you should not miss is the colors. Colors are inevitable so it's important that you know how to match them. We deal with colors whenever we dress out for school, for night-outs, for travels, for work, etc. In matching colors, contrast and harmony should be kept in mind. Colors are beautiful when paired approbably while an out of mismatched colors is undeniably disastrous.
The basic colors rarely go out of style, especially neutral colors which are most versatile. For example, for tops, you can wear almost anything if matched with black pants. If you want brown though, your top should also be of shades of brown or white.
It's odd that you wear only one solid color from top to toe (except on certain occasions), but you can go monochrome if you want. Just make sure to apply contrast with the color's shades.
Also find out what colors work best for you. For example, by the shade of your skin there are certain colors more appropriate than others. Some colors can make you look either lighter or darker.
One of the basics of men's wear, and also very common indeed, are the shirts and ties. For formal and semi-formal attire, dark suit over white dress shirt is standard and safe. If it's less formal though, you can try a colored shirt instead of white.
White and blue are common colors in the workplace. You try other colors, both light and dark tone, or patterned designs too.
If you're wearing a tie, never open your collar or loosen your tie for that matter. However, open collar shirts look nice without the tie, match it with sport coat. Also, make sure your tie's width and length match your height.
Novelty ties and accessories are fun, but inappropriate for office and formal wear. stick to the simple and classic designs.