The way a man carries himself says a lot about his personality. This, of course, also applies to the type of clothes he wears and his general style. This article seeks to help with that by giving our readers a couple of basic rules to live by when shopping for clothes.

The Fit is Important

It may come as a surprise to some, but the way your clothing fits you is of utmost importance. Readers must understand that the baggy look does not work. At best, you will look like you just got out of bed. Needless to say, it is a trend best left in the dustbin of history. If you want to establish a simple, classic, and timeless look, you have to ensure that your clothes actually fit you.

Simplicity is Key

When building a stylish wardrobe, we cannot overstate the importance of simplicity. One of the most common mistakes people make is that they overstock in pieces filled with loud colors, details and patterns. That will just make it harder for you to throw together a look that works.

Readers must understand that colors and patterns must be used wisely. The last thing you want is to end up looking like a Jackson Pollock painting. If done correctly, a pattern or a dash of color can serve as the focal point of your outfit while also enhancing the visual qualities of the rest of your ensemble.

Stick to the Classics

The last thing you want to do is to buy into trend-led pieces. This is a good way to waste money as your clothes will inevitably date quickly. That is the very nature of fashion trends, after all, they come and go with each passing season.

That being said, it is vital that you stick with the classics. For instance, a timeless look for men is the classic combination of a plain shirt and jeans. It works every time, regardless of the season. For cold weather, a classic overcoat in black would work wonders with any other piece. As a general rule, you will need to stock up on these basic elements for your wardrobe. So, make sure to buy timeless pieces and they will last you for years to come.

Make sure to always remember these fashion rules.