It’s the age-old tradeoff: looking good versus being comfortable. Or at least that’s the popular misconception – the truth, however, is quite different. There’s no reason you have to resort to loose, shapeless clothes in order to be comfortable, nor do you have to hold your breath in too-tight clothes to look good. You really can have the best of both worlds, by taking advantage of these four things.
The right fabrics. Fabric technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past decade or so, and today’s fabrics ensure more than ever that you don’t have to compromise on style to have comfort. Having access to the best fabrics will mean that you can have luxury stretch cotton when you need it, for example, or choose breathable fabrics that can keep you comfortable no matter what the weather.
The right styles for your body type. If you’ve felt consistently underwhelmed with how you look and feel in clothing and have always thought it was because you needed to go to the gym, you’re almost certainly wearing the wrong styles for your body type. There’s no such thing as a ‘wrong’ body shape for quality clothing – anyone can look great and be comfortable in styles and cuts that are created with specific body types in mind. If you’re not sure what your body type is, one of our wardrobe consultants can help you out and get you pointed in the right direction.
Tailoring. No matter what your body type, the key to getting the perfect fit every time is tailoring. Thankfully we’re past the days when the style was to wear suits and pants too-tight-for-comfort in order to achieve a sleek line. Likewise, the baggy styles of decades past are also gone. These days, tailoring is the essential factor in taking your style to the next level. It’s not limited to suits, either – you can absolutely have casual clothes tailored, or even have a custom polo made to turn heads on the weekends.
Details. Even if you already know the basic principles of dressing well, the thing that can really give your look the wow factor is attention to detail. Your accessories, the shoes you wear, and even little things like eye-catching buttons can really elevate your outfits. If you’re not used to being that in-depth with your style choices, there are a lot of bracelets and other great accessories that you can start with to ease your way in.
We all want to be comfortable and look our best every day, and the world of fashion has evolved to embrace those requirements. If you’re in the midst of making your wardrobe edits for the fall and winter and creating room for new pieces, keep these guidelines and mind and you can stay comfortable and stylish throughout the year.