I’ve been shopping quite a bit lately. I haven’t always bought something while I’ve been shopping, because it’s kind of difficult to buy anything that actually fits me, but I’ve been to the store looking for clothes more than usual. I’m doing that because I’m updating my wardrobe. More specifically, I’m getting rid in any trendy clothing or anything that might make me look like a teenager and replacing them with classic, timeless styles that make me look respectable and you should, too.
My husband and I have gone shopping and bought a lot of clothes since last summer. My closet was full of clothing and I didn’t need much else. I recently threw most of my clothing out, though. I got rid of all my graphic t-shirts, any jeans or shorts that had holes in them or that were cut offs, and any trendy or seasonal pieces.
Now, I have a couple of classic black and navy t-shirts, a white polo, two colored t-shirts, a dress shirt, some sweaters, two pairs of shorts, a pair of white pants, and two pairs of jeans. I also have one pair of sneakers that I don’t want to wear anymore, a pair of flip-flops, and a pair of dress shoes. While that sounds like a substantial amount of clothing, it’s not. Many of those items I’m not wearing because it’s too hot to wear them or I’m not wearing them because I don’t have anything to match them with.
For example, the dress shirt that I do have is navy and while I’d love to wear it with my white pants, I can’t because I need a brown leather belt and some brown shoes for it to actually look good. I also have a lot of shirts that I could wear with my shorts but I don’t because they do not look good with flip-flops.
So, my husband and I have been going shopping a lot to replace all of the clothing I got rid of and to get the things I need to wear some of the other things I bought. For now, I’m getting classic, staple pieces like a black or white v-neck t-shirt, a black blazer, classic dress shirts, black and brown leather belts, and casual but classic shoes like oxfords or loafers or even canvas slip on shoes. After that, I will start getting more colorful and casual pieces.
It’s important to start dressing well when you’re in your twenties instead of waiting until later because it shows people that you’re respectable. Also, If you follow tips like those in my gentleman’s guide to dressing well and those in my guide to looking sharp while dressing casually, it will show people that you’re knowledgeable about what you’re wearing. That’s why I’m updating my wardrobe and why you should, too.
Get rid of all those graphic t-shirts, those jeans with holes in them, those cut off shorts, and those trendy, seasonal clothes and start investing in some classic, non seasonal pieces instead.
So, what do you think? Is it important to start dressing well in your twenties? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
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