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Choosing Clothes for Men

By: Jessica Shanahan - Updated: 9 Sep 2012 | comments*Discuss
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The reason you feel you need to go out and buy clothes is always important so work out why you are going shopping before you do.

If you are simply going because your wardrobe needs some more items and a bit of an update then you can browse at your leisure finding clothes that fit in with your work and casual styles. Stick with styles you know suit you but update by buying the ones that are in the shops then and there, this ensures you are up to date with the latest trends.

Do You Have an Event To Go To?

If yes then you will need either a whole outfit or parts of an outfit. It is likely the you will have a style in mind when going shopping for an outfit for a special occasion or you will at least know the dress code that is needed.

There is no need to waylay yourself by looking around irrelevant shops, stick to those that cater to your style and needs. Try on various parts of the outfit together as you buy them, if you like a shirt and want the outfit to centre around it then whilst trying on trousers pop the shirt on to see if the look works.

What Do You Look Good In?

If you are struggling to chose some items then you should think about the pieces that you have at home that suit you. If you have a blue, denim pair of baggy jeans that you are always complimented on then try to find a black pair. This way you aren’t buying lots of the same clothes but are making those subtle changes that will keep your look fresh and your wardrobe interesting.

Try Something New

Trying on new styles of clothes can be especially hard if you struggle to choose clothes or dislike shopping. The best way to do this is to either try on a new item that you like the look of and ask a friend/partner/family member what they think or take it home and pair it with other items from your wardrobe until you are sure.

Keep the receipt and if you find you don’t like an item of clothing then just take it back and go for the safe option. If you find that trying something new really works for you then it will make shopping in the future much easier as you will have a whole new style that you know suits you to base further shopping trips on.

Shoes and Accessories

Having a good collection of shoes and accessories is a must for anyone with a sense of style, male or female. Both can change a look and it is essential when picking jewellery to go with an outfit whether it is going to match your clothing and compliment the look you are going for. If you find that you are struggling to find a suit to go with your new smart shoes then wear them or take them along on your shopping trip as you might find that you look rather smart in a new pair of jeans and smart shoes.

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