How to Translate What’s on the Runway to Fashion for Everyday

Sometimes it seems like “Couture” fashion designers take the current fashion trends of the season and fill the runways with spectacular designs, but not clothing that everyone one can see themselves in. Each designer has their own individual style of clothing and the trick is to take “baby steps” when it comes to making your wardrobe more fashion forward.

The first thing that you need to do to update your Winter clothing is to make sure that you have a few basic essentials. Every guy needs a great fitting pair of jeans. A nice example is the “Burberry Brit Cavendish Resin Washed Denim Jeans in Indigo Blue” for $195. The five- pocket styling in the darker denim will take you from day to night. Now, with these jeans, you can build an on-trend outfit by adding a little color, texture, and patterns. Just include a few choice accessories, like a designer leather wallet, and you too can rock the catwalk.

If you are using texture, then something like this “Lambswool Shawl Collar Cardigan Sweater” for $75 at Jos A. Bank. It is the trend-on cardigan style with the shawl collar that has a heathered yarn, which will give you the illusion of texture. The grey color will blend nicely with a turtleneck, button-down shirt plus a men’s designer tie, or even a beefy t-shirt.

In order to add a little color to your outfit, try layering a more saturated plum or burgundy colored button-down or long sleeve t-shirt under the cardigan and with the jeans. The deeper tones will give you the added color, without making you feel like a “Light Brite”. Try the “Cut and Sew Shirts” by Marc Ecko at Macy’s for $49.95.

Lastly, adding some patterns to your clothing can be less scary than it sounds. If loud is not your style, then look for a tonal pattern shirt that will give you the look, without being too “busy”. For adding a patterned accessory, try a plaid tie or scarf to perk up your basic essential clothing. You will find that you will be on trend and still with-in your comfort zone.

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