Your twenties – or at least the early ones – are “wonder years.” You wonder how you will pay these tuition fees. Why people voluntarily choose to marry and have children. Why did you drink so many juggernauts last night?
You also have to wonder what to wear, which is compounded by the fact that your twenties will (hopefully) see you transition from a student to a young professional. This seemingly superficial concern hides the deeper question of who you are and what you want to do with your life. No wonder it can seem more difficult than a degree in rocket science.
The good news is that your twenties are the time to experiment; The bad news is that experiments can go horribly wrong. So like an old, sensible voiceover, fashionbeans Lending you our notes that you can avoid and learn from some of the most painful mistakes how to dress in your 20s,
how to dress in your 20s
Be a devoted follower of fashion – up to a point
You’re at that age (and BMI) when you can get away with most things. But you are also dominant, longing to establish your identity and vulnerable to the notion that buying certain types of clothing will make you cooler or more attractive.
Becoming a fashion victim is part of growing up, but don’t put yourself in further debt for designer labels, no matter how important they seem. That’s why God invented affordable fast-fashion knock-offs.
Reduce your trial and error rate
Too much experimentation will leave you with an inconsistent Frankenstein wardrobe of mismatched pieces—and a monstrous overdraft. Talking about the bodies, you should be fully developed. “Many people are intimidated by it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting pointers on the best shape and cut for you from the shop staff,” says head of Giles Farnham River Island Style Studio,
The result of all those experiments is the knowledge that some things just don’t suit you.
Self-identification can be difficult when your life is in flux and you are surrounded by trends, style tribes, and celebrities. while at uni, i bought a cafe racer biker jacket And Beanie trying to replicate Justin Timberlake in the video for “Like I Love You.” But it didn’t make me look like a jetty, or like I ride a bike, or feel right though I desperately wanted it.
If you’re not that kind of person, it’s just fancy dress—and unconvincing at that.
buy cheap, buy twice
It’s not wise to “invest in key pieces” when you’re a doer: without critical mass, you’ll drive them into the ground. “Basics like sweatpants and T-shirts tend to be more disposable, and that’s totally fine,” Farnham says. “There’s no need to fill your wardrobe with designer white tees that will crumble after a few hot washes.”
You’re better off replacing two cheap suits than hitting one expensive suit with a hammer. Wait until your wardrobe is stocked – and you’re getting paid – before upgrade,
dress with the salary you have
“Dressing for the job you want” can be a good theory, especially if your current position is on the couch watching TV during the day, but it’s not always practical. Conversely, turning to a gradual plan that looks like Gordon Gecko is going too far.
“You don’t have to spend money to get the look,” says Farnham, who recommends taking an off-peg suit to a local tailor for adjustments. polish your shoes, ironing your shirts And in the meantime trimming your nails only takes time.
Don’t Enroll in Art History
They say it’s better to regret something you haven’t done. Getting a tattoo is a notable exception. Yes, body art is more socially acceptable now, but it can still cost your future career, cover-up or removal if it’s permanently visible, inappropriate or just plain bad.
Youthful enthusiasm can be as intoxicating as Freshers Week, but many things you care about now will fade. Ill imagination will not ink.
have some fun
If this all sounds more sensitive than a fortune cookie, sorry. But with any luck, you haven’t learned yet that things are more important than test results, so try and keep in mind that clothes are not life (or death).
Plus, it’s not like there’s some infinitely vast, publicly accessible repository where photographic evidence of all your sartorial crimes will be recorded for posterity and resurfaced as “memories” from time to time. …
The main wardrobe additions for 20 year old men’s fashion
A skinny pair of black jeans is as close to standard-issue as you’ll get into your most experimental decade. They pair with blazers and biker jackets, smart shoes, and sneakers, so they work as you plan your evenings from gigs to dinner with the parents.
If you don’t want to overwhelm your wardrobe, indigo is just as versatile and just as essential.
Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or not, a rail of white shirts is a safety net for any grown-up. Keep a high quality, well-fitting, tight collar and rarely worn option in your wardrobe for job interviews, weddings and other formal emergencies.
Then mix up an easy-to-replace (read: cheaper) option for nine to five with a couple of button-down Oxfords for more casual appointments.
If you work in something like a corporate environment, the ‘proper’ pair of shoes is one of the unwritten rules of the employee handbook. For the most formal offices, just a pair of oxfords will do, but assuming your employer is at least pretending to look forward, a pair of derbies or brogues gives you more opportunities to wear off-duty.
Quickly becoming menswear’s first name on the team sheet, the bomber jacket can be worn in almost any situation, teaming up with sportswear, tailoring, and everything in between. The key is deciding which type best suits your style.
The classic MA-1 brings some military precision to streetwear while slimmer-cut leather options can happily replace blazers. In the middle of the park, Harrington jackets and wool styles are spacious and deceptive smart-contingency spectrum,
your first suit
The clothes your parents wore to your aunt’s second wedding don’t count. It’s the first suit you choose for yourself, and it matters.
First things first: It’s totally acceptable to buy a high-street peg, just put back a little budget and change it So that it fits like something measured. And while you can choose one in a pastel hue or with a loud check, the boring truth is that you’ll get a lot more wear out of a well-cut two-button style in gray or navy.
Over the past 10 years, menswear has become a lot more utilitarian and that clearly means it just got easier. Few staples are able to tie entire wardrobes together, perhaps with nothing more than a simple white trainer.
The same pair can work with everything from denim to suit to tracksuit—just put them back (and clean) If you are building a cupboard from bottom to top, this is your first brick.
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Guess your old man didn’t hand over a Patek Philippe On your 18th birthday. This is probably for the best. In your 20s, all you really need is a watch on your wrist that can withstand a few scrapes and can pair with a wide variety of outfits.
Depending on your style, some steel is your safest bet. Try a minimalist design or watch on the more reserved side of sporty—it’ll work under shirt cuffs at the office, and you don’t need to take it off for the weekend.
Style Icons in their 20s
Multi-Directional Malik The winds of fashion turn either way, whether it’s dyeing her hair pink or turning to the Met Ball in tuxes with armored arms like a cross between Tony Stark and Iron Man. A Flex Too Far? Perhaps. But you have to admire 24-year-old metal.
If there’s one thing more terrifying than the killer clown, it’s getting old. at 27, This “Boy” Skarsgard – Alexander’s younger brother – is closer in his thirties than in his teens. But at least sticking to Scandinavian principles, he can rock the long-range bomber with the kids without looking like a clown.
It hurts me to admit it as an Arsenal fan, but the Tottenham midfielder is earning his Spurs in style territory. Notably, he’s upped his tailored overcoat game, giving him a tender 21-year-old plus maturity and promoting the rest of his casual streetwear to a higher league.
Whether she’s wearing a tuxedo or sportswear, the British rapper has a knack for making everything look tailored. It may be that he only wears clothes that fit his size, but a more likely explanation is that he understands his size perfectly. Her go-to look is a single-button blazer over a plain tee, which she keeps from looking boring by using an extensive color palette, as most of us are brave enough to try.
Slim-cut tailoring won’t always look as good on you as it does in your 20s. This is something the British actor understands very well as he is rarely seen out of a perfectly cut jacket.
Even when he’s getting ready, you’ll often see him in form-fitting styles like a biker jacket and knitted polo shirt. Then, trust us on this one: Make the most of it because it honestly doesn’t last.
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will have some degree of color or contrasts complement your complexion and eye color; Some cuts will flatter or offset your proportions; Some styles reflect your personality.
In Life’s Genetic Card Game, you can only stick, not twist. Well, not without the kind of cosmetic surgery in which leading encounter,
wear a uniform
The “signature style” looks pretentious AF. But by 30 you’ll be in a rut—sorry, routine—that means you wear some items more often than others. So buy more of them, with enough variation in color and design that no twigs that you’re wearing basically the same thing everyday.
Any gaps in your rotation should have been plugged. “Then you’ll want to put chili in your cupboard Good quality, timeless pieces that will lastLike leather brogues or a suit that fits well,” Farnham says.
“Spending a little more on a few key pieces will brighten up your entire look.” It is also an excuse to buy a proper mechanical watch.
Sure, you’re still relatively young and hot, but it’s time to step up and be a man, Farnham says. “Stop dressing like a kid.”
It’s mostly down to sizing: “Growing up makes you feel like you’re hand-worn down.” But by your fourth decade, you should have graduated to the ripped jeans, slogan T-shirt, and threadbare uni stash. (Related: 5 Things To Chuck At 30)
It’s one thing to work on what suits you; Coming up with it is another. Like a six-figure salary or a six-pack, clothes won’t make you a different, happier person. The right people will do a lot, but ultimately they can only help you become the best version of yourself – not Zayn Malik, Justin Timberlake or anyone else.