A religious fashion follower or an aspiring sartorialist knows that fashion works according to seasons. As seasons change three times a year in this part of the globe it is not practically possible to change everything that you own and bring in new ones. The economical way is to invest in key timeless pieces that can be interchangeable and worn across seasons.
Let’s start with the most basic and never out of fashion “The Denims”. Invest in a few light weight denims be it a shirt or a pair of trousers. During colder seasons you can layer them with jackets and sweaters. During warmer ones simple loose the layer. The versatility of Denims lets you keep them in your wardrobe all year long.
Cotton knit jumpers - Laminate a shirt with the jumper, accessorize with a scarf and wear them with denims if you want to layer. On a cozy day simply wear the jumper itself with shorts and loafers. You could easily be the best dressed man even on a golf course. Throw in a hat if it’s an exceptionally sunny day. The best way of getting the most of clothes is to buy them in natural fabric as they are season independent and provide tons of styling options. Accessory-wise, navy shoes, brogues, loafers, fedoras and silk scarfs are all-rounders’ in seasonal fashion.
Having bought out the importance of versatile pieces, it is also important to invest in key seasonal pieces. As a part of your Autumn/Winter wardrobe, trench coats, jackets in tweed, chunky knits are a must have. They provide multiple outfit options. All one has to do, is layer them differently with different underlying pieces. Avoid the cliché that Autum/Winter clothing has to be boring by buying your key pieces in some bold solid prints and colors.Spring/Summer is so much easier to master as it is mostly about clothes that will keep you cool in the heat. Linens, cotton and light colored fabrics should be your go-to ideally. Open collared tops, white shirts, shorts, khaki slacks are absolute must-haves. A nice summer jacket will certainly help during April showers. Lastly it is important to invest in good hats to save your face and head from the heat.
As most things in life dressing smartly will only come to you from experience, knowledge and paying some attention in understanding what looks good on your body type. Know your strengths well and experiment a little bit to be the spiffiest man around.
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