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Does Your Style Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve on Today

By Attireclub @attireclub

Does Your Style Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve on TodayLike any sartorially-minded man out there, you probably hope that 2019 will be your most fashion-forward year yet. The good thing is that this dream is highly achievable, and we are here to lend a hand and give you some tips on how you can amp up your style game this year.

Before embarking on a new style journey though, the first step will be to let go of any bad habits in your life.

Not letting go of clothes you have never worn, buying clothes impulsively, and then questioning your decision, later on, are all habits that you should leave behind as you enter 2019. You have to raise the bar this year, and your fashion sense has to pass the highest standards.

But talk is cheap, so, here are 7 practical suggestions on how you can improve your style this year. We believe that with these tips, you can have more refined look, save yourself a load of money, and even free up space that is being unnecessarily consumed by unwanted clothes in your wardrobe.

We are sentimental beings, and that is totally acceptable. So, it can be a little challenging to throw away a piece of clothing that brings you a lot of great memories. But don't let a little sentimentality doom your sense of fashion this year.

With that in mind, don't hesitate to throw away any old clothes you no longer need. If they are not helping you look your best, then they really have no place in your life. This is especially so if they take up a lot of valuable space in your closet. Some people will even hold on to things for decades without wearing them even once.

Therefore, take time to reconsider keeping or letting go of fashion items you have not used in several years, and let go of what you obviously cannot wear anymore. In fact, when you come to think of it, even favorite clothes have an expiry date when they become too old, or too out of style for you to wear, regardless of how you loved them initially.

Therefore, letting go of clothes you don't need any more should not be such a huge challenge for you. Keep clothes that you are certain will serve your fashion interests best, and let go of the rest so that you can explore a whole new world of sharper and more refined personal fashion in 2019. You owe it to yourself.

In the end, if there is an item you won't wear anymore but still want to hold on to, you can have it framed by a professional similar to what you would do to a painting. Voluminous items can be stored in glass or plastic boxes, similar to museum items.

Does Your Style Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve on Today
You might think that being loyal to a particular brand (or precise aesthetic) makes you style-conscious. But in truth, the fashion house is the greatest beneficiary to such an outlook on fashion. Even though you might love a particular brand to bits based on some mind-blowing clothing pieces they have made you own at one time or another, it is always worth seeing what else is out there.

All the time, there are new and great fashion styles coming up from other brands. Some of these brands might give you clothes that might do wonders for your wardrobe and take your fashion to the next level this year.

This is especially so for people who think that to look great you have to spend a lot of money on clothes from world-famous brands. However, there are many affordable clothes that can make you looker sharper than you ever have in your life.

So, don't close your eyes to these styles; a lot of fashionable people have discovered this and use it to make themselves look great all year round. Even designers recommend mixing and matching items from various brands. Besides, some fashion houses might not give you all the variety you need to stop looking like you are going through the same clothes over and over again.

You might think, and a lot of people do, that in order to be sharp and stylish, you need to have different kinds of clothing styles in your wardrobe.

It is understandable that nobody would like to look like they are wearing the same clothes day in day out. But that is not what we mean here. The point is this - find a style that suits you perfectly and stick with it. Sometimes, having fewer clothes can be a great thing. You don't need a million items in your wardrobe, but rather pieces you can mix and match together for various occasions.

You can base your style on a certain aesthetic (sporty, business, quirky, country, etc.) or on something like a color or color scheme, etc.

Accessories are also a great way to express your style: you can say a lot about yourself by adding a very personal tie, wearing some cufflinks that let others know what your passions are or putting on an interesting scarf.

Does Your Style Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve on Today
As soon as some people see a great discount, they cannot help themselves; they immediately pay for the clothing item and feel so lucky to have stumbled into such an undervalued gem. You have to rise above this misguided way of stocking your wardrobe. Price alone should not decide what you end up wearing.

Before all else, ensure that the clothes you are buying do justice to your sense of fashion. There is no need to buy discounted clothes that make you look sloppily dressed or end up taking space in your wardrobe because you cannot bring yourself to wear them.

And to be honest, making such purchases is a big waste of money and time. However cheap something is, if it does not help you maintain your top notch fashion standards, it is a complete waste of your money.

Some people fall into this trap because the discounted clothing item comes from a popular fashion house. Designer clothes are great, but only if they look good on you. There is no point in wearing an oversized suit from a big brand when you would look more thoughtful in your style if you put on a better-fitting suit from a less known brand, even if you had to pay the same price on both of these clothing products.

There is one fashion woe that seems to get even the best of us - buying something to wear for a special occasion. It could be a party or an outing. While it does feel great to wear something new when going to get new experiences, we often make a lot of fashion mistakes in this manner.

Wearing something new and exciting is not a problem. The problem is that we might not wear that piece of clothing ever again. So, putting on a t-shirt whose writing perfectly fits the occasion might seem like a good idea at the time. But afterward, you might have to deal with how inappropriate it would be for any other occasion and then it ends up in the bin or in the wardrobe where it never gets worn again.

One way to avoid this is to use clothes that are already in your wardrobe, clothes you already love. Don't buy something so trendy and exclusive that will be totally unsuitable for another occasion. Alternatively, if you really feel like getting a new piece of clothing is what needs to be done for the sake of the event you are attending, keep your usual fashion guidelines in mind as you do your shopping.

In particular, get something that can be worn on more than one occasion. So, for example, instead of wearing a t-shirt with funny writings that might work for the occasion and not any other, you can get a great t-shirt that you can wear even after that event has passed. Instead of getting that custom t-shirt or sweatshirt, you can try something like Versace clothing, which often have a great vibe that will be stylish for years to come and that can provide you with great lasting alternatives to custom seasonal clothing. Moreover, going for something from a big label is almost always sure to be made from a lasting, quality material.

Does Your Style Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve on Today
One of the greatest challenges you will often face as someone who is trying to improve your fashion sense is having a wardrobe that has a way to many clothes. When you are passionate about keeping up with the latest fashions, even when you are making all the right choices, your wardrobe can get too big for its own good.

Let's be realistic, if you really love something, you appreciate the chance to wear it as often as possible. So, having too many clothes can get in the way of this. That is why you should maintain a sizeable wardrobe. A good rule to have is to give up a piece of clothing once you buy something new, even though there are many people who are so good at building wardrobes that they don't need to throw out too much. Let's say this is more a piece of advice than a recommended rule.

Once you get a new piece of clothing you truly love, you will often feel like one or two other fashion pieces have had a good run and it's time for them to go. Don't hesitate and get rid of such clothes so that you do not end up with a closet full of unwanted clothes.

For instance, if you get a new pair of jeans you absolutely love, you can let go of the least favorite pair in your closet since it is more than likely that you will not wear it much from then onwards. It is through such decisions that you keep improving your fashion sense and keep your style simple and yet sophisticated.

You might have reached a point where you feel like you need to change your look entirely. Many people have reached such a point - it's very common.

But even then, don't decide that an extravagant shopping spree is an answer to your ailing wardrobe. It might give you a rush but more likely than not, you will end up right where you started - with a wardrobe full of clothes you barely wear because they don't do your fashion sense any justice.

The first answer to this problem is to ensure that things do not get so out of hand in the first place. Being fashionable starts small, it is not a one-day shopping adventure. Look into your wardrobe and see what clothes really bring out the best you in, and add to them.

Also, find out what your wardrobe is lacking, or areas where improvements might be necessary and try to fix that one step at a time. Over time, you will have a wardrobe full of clothes that you really love. At the same time, the temptation to throw everything out and get a new wardrobe will no longer be something you have to worry about.

So, choose quality over quantity. And if it does happen that your wardrobe truly needs a makeover, then start small. Explore what styles work best for you and then build your personal style from that until you have a bunch of clothes that get you compliments for your incredible fashion sense wherever you go.

As far as having a flawless fashion style goes, 2019 should be your best year yet if you consider these tips. There are a few improvements you can make this year and witness a monumental improvement to your look. While at it, you can even save yourself some bit of money and have a well-organized wardrobe.

Essentially, having a great sense of style amounts to discovering what your best style is and sticking to it while allowing yourself to grow, getting rid of all the junk in your closet, making wiser clothes purchases, avoiding unnecessary spending, and seeing clothing sales for what they really are.

With these few tricks, you should be more excited about your fashion sense than ever this year. A lucky few have mastered the art of looking good, and if you are not among them already, then these tips are precisely what you need to join this elite group of fashion-forward people.

Fraquoh and Franchomme

Further reading:

The 5 categories of clothes you should have in your wardrobe A guide to creating a lasting and money-saving wardrobe 12 items a man should have in a basic wardrobe How to make order in your wardrobe

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