If you asked most guys about their personal style, you’d probably hear a lot of “whatever fits.”
While the fit is undeniably important, your style should consist of so much more than the letter or number on the tag. When you’re looking to develop and expand your wardrobe, keep these fashion mistakes to avoid when building your personal style in mind.
Buying Trendy Outfits
One of the biggest mistakes that men make when building their style is hopping on the latest trend. When you do this, you end up with a closet full of clothes that have quickly come in and gone out of fashion.
Going All-Out On Color
While you’re still discovering your style, you’ll want to introduce different colors slowly. If you were to jump in on flashy, colorful outfits right off the bat, you might find that some colors don’t flatter you. The best way to address this is to start with largely neutral tones and then accessorize with new colors to find which ones work the best for you.
Buying Cheap Fakes
Discovering clothes that you like from high-end designers can be thrilling—especially if you can find a good deal. One thing to be wary of, however, is forgeries. Keep an eye out for knockoff items and learn to differentiate between authentic and inauthentic pieces. If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is.
Brand Name Only
All over the world, there are small teams of people working to create the next classic piece to catapult them into fashion superstardom. These lesser-known brands can save you money, and many use the same design techniques as more prominent brands. Starting out only buying from the most famous brands is one of the biggest fashion mistakes to avoid when building your personal style.
Wearing Everything As-Is
Almost no one is the exact size and shape that will fit perfectly into clothes you buy off the rack. Find yourself a tailor who can make your clothes fit just right. Once you’ve found that perfect fit, you can experiment with over- and under-sized clothing.
It’s easy to lose yourself on the journey to discovering your style. While there are virtually infinite directions you can try, only one style is truly yours.