The change in seasons prompts us to sort out our wardrobes and get our clothing ready for the cooler months of the year. Not only does doing this give you a good opportunity to have a spring clean, it is also an opportunity to assess your style and give yourself and your wardrobe a bit of a makeover. For many men this can be quite daunting, and you often don’t know where to start – this is how so many get stuck in a style rut, wearing clothes that may have been fashionable and stylish ten years ago, but now look a bit shabby and out-dated. Honing your perfect style is something that anyone can do, but it does take a bit of practice and preparation…
The first thing to do is to get some inspiration – in this social media driven age we are often bombarded by so many different styles and images that it can be overwhelming, so have a think about your personal style and search for the sorts of things that you are naturally drawn to and that suit your lifestyle. For example, try things like grown up grunge looks, smart looking office attire and comfortable outdoor clothes. Getting a good idea of what sort of styles you like beforehand is key.
It is then time to decide what sorts of things suit you – look at your body shape and find some guides online that will advise you of the sorts of clothes to go for and also which ones are more unflattering and are best avoided – this will help to give you an idea when you go shopping of the sorts of things that you are looking for and prevent you from buying things that might look great on the hangar but are not as good on you.
Having a capsule wardrobe is something that will really help – not only is it a great way to get organised, as you won’t have so much to sift through in the morning, but it also saves you money and space, as having just a few items means that you can easily put an outfit together with confidence. The key here is to have a few items that are good quality – look for brands like Superdry menswear from ejmenswear.com when you are shopping and try them on to make sure they are comfortable.
Clear out – you don’t want to have a wardrobe full of clothes that are not of any use to you, so this is the ideal time to have a wardrobe clear out. Things that are in good condition but that you no longer wear can be sold online or you can donate them to a charity shop. Items that are damaged, faded, torn or have simply seen better days can be recycled at a local clothing recycling centre – have a look online to find your nearest one.