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8 tips for dressing for success this party season
“A man should look as if he’s bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them” Hardy Amies
Keep your eye on trends
Trends are not to be followed within an inch of their lives, but if you want to be taken seriously in the style stakes, it’s worth paying attention to what’s going on around you.
Dress for your body shape
No two body shapes are the same, so use common sense if you’re experimenting with new trends. If you’re on the shorter side, oversized pieces will swamp you. If you’re taller, avoid skinny jeans. Learn about the pieces that work for you – and stick to them.
Stick to the dress code
There’s nothing worse than a man too full of himself to realise that the dress code is - shock horror - there for a reason. Follow it and avoid standing out from the crowd in the worst possible way.
If in doubt, remember that it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. If you’ve worn a tie when you didn’t need to, you can take it off. But if you’ve worn a t-shirt when you’re meant to be in a suit, you’re going to be pretty stuck.
Don’t forget about your hair
Good grooming is an essential part of dressing well so before an important occasion, get a fresh cut, have a shave and don’t forget to splash on just the right amount of cologne. A good outfit will be completely wasted if your grooming is left behind.
Fit is everything
You can spend your entire paycheck on the best piece of clothing money can buy, but if it doesn’t fit you properly, it’s a complete waste of both time and money. A lot of men struggle to find anything off-the-peg that fits them perfectly, so go that extra mile and get it altered.
Make accessories your best friend
Good accessories are a simple - but effective - way to turn around an outfit for the better. Find pieces that work for you, fit seamlessly into your wardrobe and are guaranteed to work for every occasion.
Stand out from the crowd
At the end of the day, you want to be noticed for the decent effort that you’ve put into your outfit. Don’t blend into the background by constantly taking the safer option. Seen a new colour, texture or pattern that you want to try? The party season is the perfect place to test the waters.
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