Never Think About What To Wear: 3 Simple Habits Every Well Dressed Man Practises
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Never thinking about what to wear again...
Making it happen is actually much easier than you might think.
Before we get to that, let's rewind for a second.
Back in the day you would've caught me wearing nearly every colour under the rainbow.
This likely had something to do with my insecurities -- using my sense of style to get the attention I'd always been craving.
The funny thing is that it worked!
You can't really miss a guy wearing a bright yellow t-shirt.
What does this have to do with the simple habits that well dressed men practise?
Though my style in those days was an accurate reflection of my personality at the time, it wasn't always easy getting dressed.
Not only that but it was also time consuming trying to figure out what to wear everyday.
When your outfits are that distinct it's easy for other people to tell what you were wearing 5 or 6 days ago.
This forces to become very creative with your style.
So you either buy more clothes (which can be expensive) or you accept that it's ok to be seen wearing the same outfits on a regular basis.
Thankfully that doesn't have to be the case!
I've come to learn a powerful men's style secret over the last few years.
There's only a few simple habits that every well dressed man practises. Mastering this simplicity is the key.
It's like that Bruce Lee quote, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."
Keep reading to find out what those 3 simple habits are that every well dressed men practises are...
Keep Your Colours Down To A Minimum
3 to 4 at the most!
Otherwise you risk "analysis paralysis."
Basically getting caught up in thought and overthinking your decision (if you ever make one that it is).
So when it comes to building your wardrobe, the goal is to focus mainly on neutral colours.
This will allow you to vary your outfits more frequently and to create more interchangeable looks too.
Taking this approach also means that you'll be less likely to get sick of your wardrobe.
It's also much easier to be well dressed without having to think about what colours work together and which ones don't.
Will allow you to rotate your outfits without people thinking "Isn't that Bob's Wednesday look?"
Be Highly Selective To Avoid Overwhelm
You already have enough on your plate
The last thing you want to do is make another critical decision first thing in the morning
You also only have a limited number of attention units that can be spent throughout the day.
This basically means that we only have so much bandwidth that our minds can handle.
Factors like stress, sleep, and how well we take care of ourselves can affect this.
Once the attention units are spent, you'll find it difficult to focus on higher leverage tasks (like resisting dessert after dinner when you're trying to lose weight)
In order to avoid this, keep your wardrobe as lean as possible without limiting your options.
Have enough variety so that you can dress in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Take into consideration activities like going out for drinks, formal occasions like weddings, and what you'd wear on a daily basis.
It becomes much easier to dress well once you have a clear idea of what outfits would make sense for your schedule.
Invest Wisely In Your Wardrobe
Assuming that you're taking a streamlined approach to style, you'll be clocking a lot of mileage on your clothes.
This means that you'll want them to last as long as possible.
First off, you should decide whether or not you're ok with spending more upfront for items that are higher quality.
Otherwise you can choose to save money in the short term but have to be ok with replacing those items more frequently.
This approach will end up costing you more in the longterm.
Of course you can get away with being more budget friendly with your basics like white T-shirts or button-ups.
Since pieces like this are easily replaceable and tend to show more wear and tear than others, it's not worth spending TOO much money on.
On the other side, when it comes to your footwear, outerwear, and suits it'd be wise to invest more upfront.
This is especially true if you're taking the timeless approach to style (which I highly recommend).
Investing in timeless items means that you're less likely to get sick of what's in your wardrobe.
It also means that no matter what the current trends are (which change so often), you'll still look great.
Less thought and effort goes into dressing well so that you can focus on the bigger picture decisions in your life.
There you have it!
The 3 simple habits that every well dressed man practises. Now that you know what it takes your next step is to internalize them.
Act on these habits daily -- when you're planning your outfits for the week, getting dressed in the morning, and when you're out shopping.
Remember that changing your style isn't an overnight process. Be patient, stick to this advice, and be ok with making a few mistakes.
Hopefully you enjoyed today’s article.
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