If you’re new to dressing well, wondering which clothes you should add to your wardrobe might not be the first problem you feel like you need to solve in order to step up your fashion game. If you’re anything like I was when I started to learn how to dress more effectively, you might be wondering how you should be pairing, matching, and layering the clothes that you already have long before you think about buying anything new.
It might seem like an obvious skill to some, but for many men, it’s one that takes conscious time and energy to develop. It certainly did for me: when I started learning about dressing well, I didn’t even know where to start when it came time to compose an outfit.
I had to spend time doing research on my own to figure out how I should be thinking about pairing clothes together. And once I did, I felt so much more confident, not just in my ability to compose appealing outfits from the clothes I already own, but also in my ability to cut through the noise when shopping for clothes and identify pieces that I’d enjoy wearing.
Even better, though it can seem intimidating at first, if you have the right resources to work with, developing this framework for approaching your outfits doesn’t take a lot of effort. It can really be as simple as a series of questions you ask yourself when composing your outfit every day.
So if you’re struggling with composing layered outfits that look put-together and make you feel good, look no further: I’ll walk you through the resources I used when I was developing my personal taste to help you create a simple logical framework for composing great outfits.