5 ways to make a style statement on a budget

A good wardrobe allows you to dress in style for any occasion, whether it’s a day in the office or a night on the town, and it doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Finding the perfect piece is always rewarding, and by buying online it’s possible to save on all kinds of clothing and accessories.

Here are five ways to make your wardrobe work for you, without having to invest in catwalk couture.

1. Use colour to your benefit

A strong colour choice is an excellent place to start when building a new wardrobe for work or everyday wear.

Christian Benedict mail-order men’s shirts come in a choice of white, light blue or pale pink, a versatile colour palette for fresh outfits – and you can choose your preferred shirt each time you are due to receive your next subscription delivery.

You can apply the same principles to your wardrobe overall, investing in garments in complementary colours so that you can mix and match to create outfits that are never boring.

2. Invest in quality

Quality clothes don’t have to mean paying through the nose – but comfortable fabrics and good quality construction will keep your outfits looking and feeling great for longer.

Buy quality, rather than clothing that offers style over substance, and your personal style will always look that much better to onlookers who can tell your clothes are well made.

3. Stick with the seasons

The fashion houses always work around the main seasons of the year – usually autumn-winter and spring-summer – and you can apply the same logic when you shop on the high street.

Clothing stores usually change their stock to suit the seasons anyway, but some light, bright clothes for summer and some extra layers for winter are a versatile place to start building your wardrobe.  Look out for our new collection of shirts being released in the next few months.

Knitwear layered over a comfortable shirt adds style and warmth, while a designer jacket is often worth the extra expense as it’s something you can wear over and over, and with lots of different outfits.

4. Accessories to impress

Accessories range from jewellery for women, to watches and cufflinks for men, from scarves and gloves to sunglasses and trilby hats.  Again it’s not impossible to find stylish accessories online or on the high street on even a fairly modest budget.

If you’ve chosen a neutral colour palette for the core of your wardrobe, accessories can ramp it up in the colour stakes, particularly if you add a vibrant scarf or hat that’s suitable for the season.

5. The word on the street

If you’re still short of inspiration, take inspiration from those around you or go online.  Social media is alive with accounts dedicated to mens fashion.  To get you started…

Many of us wear everyday clothes bought on a budget either online or on the high street, so keep your eyes open and take inspiration from combinations you like the look of.

Your own personal style is just that – a personal choice – so don’t be afraid to express yourself and your confidence will show through in the ensembles you put together.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

All the best,

CB