Guide for Building a Stylish, Fashionable Wardrobe for Men

For most men, staying fashionable and stylish can sometimes feel like a steep mountain to climb. But it doesn’t have to be so.

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Nothing gives men confidence more than that sharp look you get from wearing quality, well-paired outfits. That is why it is important for men to up their fashion game.

According to a survey, almost 80 percent of business executives and employees believe how you dress can also have an impact on your chances of promotion at work.

However, the same study revealed that men often have a hard time choosing what to dress compared to women. That means men stand to benefit greatly with knowledge of how to up their fashion game.

With designer clothing being among the most preferred choice for both official and social events, staying stylish and fashionable need not be a pain for anyone.

Here’s a quick guide you can use when shopping for men’s clothes to build a stylish, fashionable, and confidence-building designer wardrobe for men.


1. Know Your Style


How you dress can speak volumes about you. But we all have our own unique personal tastes and preferences, which means your clothing style can define your brand, character, or persona.

Feeling good about what you wear gives you a confidence boost and can reflect your beliefs and opinions. So, take time to explore various fashion trends and designs to know and understand your own fashion style first.

Your fashion style doesn’t have to be extremely unique or out of this world, though. Just make sure to pick designer clothes that make you look good and feel confident.


2. Know Where to Shop


Knowing your own fashion style is only part of the battle. You also need to know where to shop. That’s because shopping for designer clothes for men is not always a walk in the park.

To find the best pieces of fashion wear from men, you may have to do more than just walk into a nearby mall. You will need a strategy, good research, and careful curating to get just the right pieces for your size and body shape.

If you’re looking for quality and stylish designer casual clothes, shopping online from reputable vendors and brands for men are a great place to start. Such stores stock everything from pants to hoodies, jackets, jeans, shoes, and much more.

Choosing your attire will also depend on whether you need official or casualwear, online or offline. Besides online stores, boutiques and department stores also carry many designer brands, and they can be a great way to find unique and stylish fashion items for men.



3. Consider the Classics


In most cases, designer clothing doesn’t come cheap. This means you need to have a budget and know how much you are willing to spend on different types of clothes when restocking your wardrobe.

While doing so, consider allocating more money on classic yet versatile pieces, such as pants and tailored dark jackets. You won’t go wrong with classic blacks and whites designer items.

And when it comes to business suits, classic gray and dark blue also tend to be really stylish and the most versatile, especially when paired with properly-fitted dress shirts.

Just remember, classics will probably cost more, so consider the cost-per-wear ratio by simply dividing the cost of the item by the number of times you think you will wear the item. That can help you make better decisions and avoid overspending.

The good thing about classics is that most tend to last long and can even be used up to ten years before being tossed. But that also depends on how much inventory you have in your wardrobe.


4. Try High-Low Dressing


Many bands have promoted the high-low dressing trend over the past few years, especially by offering season runway-inspired pieces at a cheaper cost. That means more shoppers have been able to purchase trendy menswear pieces affordably,

High-low style is basically a dressing style where you pair the most expensive pieces in your wardrobe with the most affordable, or rather, cheaper items in your wardrobe. The formula is usually: one-part high to two parts low.

For example, you can mix an expensive coat with a white tee, jeans and mid-tier shoes. Just because a clothing item is cheap does not necessarily mean it cannot be fashionable.

Affordable and trendy items can be a great idea, plus you can save them for a future season when they’ll be back in style, or mix them with expensive menswear for that trendy high-low look.


5. Accessorize to Complete the Look


Accessories are a great way to complete and maintain a sharp look in men's designer wear, too. That means edgier ties and scarves, designer watches, eye wear, and even a few hats that enhance your look, not to mention the most wanted men's accessories today—bracelets.

Keep it simple and make sure that you are not overdoing it with your accessories. A good rule of thumb is no more than five pieces overall, including your watch and bracelets. Also, try to fit your accessories with your clothes for a clean and stylish look.

For most men, staying fashionable and stylish can sometimes feel like a steep mountain to climb. But it doesn’t have to be so. The above tips should get you off to a good start when upping your fashion game and building a stylish men’s designer wardrobe.

Sarilaya Cada is a freelance content writer. She is interested in a wide range of fields, from education to project management, business and engineering.