Europeans gave us croissants, the leaning tower of Pisa, 99 Red Balloons and the Euro. But all of these great innovations pale in comparison to the greatest gift they bestowed upon us drab antipodes – European style.
Ditch the akubra, set fire to your baggy cut-off jeans and throw your flannelette shirt as far as it’ll fly. It’s time to inject you wardrobe with some European style! Before you book a crazy continental adventure have a quick quiz at this handy style-guide to help you look the part. Before you know it you’ll have transformed your wardrobe from dull and dreary to Euro-sleek.
Simple, Clean Cuts That Fit
When you’re picking out a shirt or a pair of trousers, the most important thing is the fit. A sleek cut that sits well on your body combined with the typically elegant lines of European clothes instantly injects your look with an undeniably European sense of style.
It might seem like obvious, but a lot of people walk around every day in shirts that are a size too big or small. If you take a little bit of care when you’re purchasing an item to get the exact fit you’ll experience the real benefits in terms of your overall look. In terms of online shopping, websites like www.politix.com.au have a great range of tailored looks for men. Head to their website and find the right cut and style for your frame.
That green and gold shirt you were wearing during the Sydney Olympics might’ve been good back then, but that was 14 years ago. Get online and reinvigorate your wardrobe with some bold European colours. Rather than jet-setting to Paris or Milan why not check out some European fashion websites and get yourself ahead of the game. The colours that might be making a big splash over here are not necessarily the ones that are making waves over here.
Coordinate the Entire Outfit and Dress Up
Dressing down is not the right way to make a good impression. Make like your European counterparts and give your look the attention it deserves by adding that extra detail. It might be a scarf, a stylish beanie or even a cool-looking watch. Do this and you’re sure to have heads turning for all the right reasons. Keep it simple, but don’t be afraid to add something distinctive.
Avoid Logos and Gag Shirts
A logo emblazoned upon your chest might look good if you’re running out for Manchester United, but if you’re not earning $250,000 a week being a professional footballer it might be time to consider a different look.
Your Same Shirt, Different Day is funny, but it’s funny for the wrong reasons. Keep it simple stupid, and when you’re next shopping online go for a consistent colour or pattern. This way you look as though you’re capable of handling a conversation that runs longer than two minutes.
What did you think of this guide? Are there any other tips you’d suggest to budding style experts? Leave any comments, questions and queries in the section below and happy shopping!