It is easy to just go along with life doing the same things, keeping the same habits and wearing the same clothes – but then one day you realise that you are dressing exactly the same as you did ten years ago, your lifestyle has changed a lot (as have the fashions) and a lot of these clothes that you are hanging onto have really seen better days. So where do you go from there and how do you change your style and bring your clothing up to date?
The first thing to do is to be ruthless – empty all the clothes and shoes out of the wardrobe and be really honest about them, this is not the time to get sentimental! Are they stretched out of shape? Are they faded? Are they torn or missing things like buttons? Are they stained? Has it been more than a year since you last wore the item? All of these are things that should be put into a clothing recycling bin. Some items that you still want to keep that are in good condition are worth keeping.
Once you have done this you will be left with the items of clothing that are still in good condition that you want to keep. You can use these to help build yourself a capsule wardrobe. If it has been a while since you tool an interest in fashion and style this is the time to get reacquainted with it. Look at men’s style magazines and use social media for inspiration – for example on Instagram you can find lots of style guides that can help to inspire you.
When it comes to updating your style, you want to consider your lifestyle and activities, but also your personality. Fashion is a great way to express yourself, and it can boost confidence – as the saying goes, if you feel good you look good! Look for outfits in styles that appeal to you and try different things on – what looks good on one person may not be the same on another, so try things on and work out the sort of cuts and styles that work well on you. The more time you spend doing this the more you will get used to it and feel more confident choosing clothes for your updated wardrobe.
When it comes to going shopping, make sure you have an idea of what you are looking for in mind which will stop you from making impulse buys when you are out. Have a list of what you are looking for and stick to it. Go for a few higher quality brands like this Superdry menswear www.ejmenswear.com/men/superdry rather than lots and lots of cheaper items as you will find that you get a better fit and better-quality items last longer. If you are not sure and need a second opinion, take a friend or family member with you who has a good sense of style so you can ask their honest opinion too.