With trends, patterns, rules, top 10’s and essentials coming at us from all directions these days, the spectrum that is men’s fashion can get a little messy…. Ok, Ok very messy. With all these rules for trends or top ten patterns or what have you, sometimes the simple pleasure of just wearing clothes often gets lost in the mix.
If we all take a moment to think about it, aside from helping us get ahead in our careers and love life, isn’t that really what’s at the heart of the men’s fashion game?
You can still, by all means, pay attention to the books, blogs and magazines about men’s fashion but think about how what they cover can be applied to your own sense of style and self rather than implementing the advice word for word.
Start By Simplifying
A great place to start if you want to begin this “cleansing” of your wardrobe is with the Da Vinci quote “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Focus on the basics, and I seriously mean the basics and forget the logos, crazy prints and super minute details.
Colours such as blue, grey, black and white are neutral colours and should be focused on predominantly as with these colours you can mix and match them with most of your wardrobe.
By streamlining your wardrobe, you create a simple frame for what is most important…. yourself.
A Point Of Difference
Add a point of difference to your men’s fashion look, now that you are starting to dress simpler, that will take it from the ordinary to the individual.
More often than not, either an accessory or element of your dressing can lift the outfit from being neutral to being distinctive. This can be anything from a colourful pair of socks to a bracelet to an interesting belt.
Now while there may still be plenty of people out there who still dress to get noticed, be they hipsters, pop stars, fashion bloggers or art school kids not happy with any indication of moving to a simpler form of dress there is something to be said about the James Bond approach of the suit, shirt, ties, shoes etc.
So why not start wearing a more simplified outfit for the simple pleasure of wearing clothes? You never know, you might start to enjoy yourself.