When you’re first starting to build your wardrobe it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices and if you’re young, you probably don’t have a lot of money to spend on clothes. Don’t worry, the Fashionable Entrepreneur knows what you’re going through. Here is some style advice for young men.
Buy clothes that fit your lifestyle
Think about what you do everyday and what you need to wear. Are you a student? Do you work in an office? Do you work outside? Questions like this will help you figure out the types of clothes you need the most and will get the most wear out of. If you work outside in the elements or are a student, you probably don’t have much need for a formal suit. You might need jeans and a warm coat though.
Buy basics that coordinate with each other
One thing about buying clothes on a budget when you’re just starting out is that a few pieces in neutral colors can be combined in many different ways to create many different outfits. For example, if you bought a white oxford shirt, a few colored t-shirts, and a pair of chinos you can wear the t-shirts under the oxford and each time it is a different outfit. If you only bought a t-shirt and an oxford that were very matched up, you might not be able to switch out the t-shirt for other options.
Ignore the trends
This is a hard suggestion to follow but it’s important in building a wardrobe that will last through several seasons. If you only bought skinny fit slacks for example, once that trend is gone you won’t want to wear those pants anymore. On the other hand, if you bought slacks that aren’t extremely fitted they could still be worn after the skinny slack trend is over. Another thing about trends is that many office workers don’t really follow the trends. They just dress in classic pieces that fit the company’s dress code and culture. If you are constantly wearing the trendiest clothes to work people will talk, and it might not be good.
Finally, when you’re just starting out there is so much you will need to buy. It gets overwhelming. Follow the style advice for young men the Fashionable Entrepreneur outlined for you and you’ll look your best whatever the occasion. By the way, if you’re looking for a job where you can wear the latest trends, click on the picture below and learn how to get paid to wear designer fashion.