Top Style Mistakes People Make All The Time

Style and fashion are very subjective and rules can be broken if you know what you're doing.


The thing is, most people don't know what they're doing. So you really can't go wrong with following these simple rules - even blindly - and massively improving your fashion game.

Here come my years of experience - distilled into timeless principles, in no particular order.


1: Max 2 Colors

The problem is, many people have too many colors. Shoes, dresses, purses, and jackets are all in different colors - it's a mess.

So, tone down the number of colors. Two or three different ones is the sweet spot, More than three, and you need to know what you're doing.

2: Only One Pattern

This one is simple. If you have an item with some pattern, make sure there's no other item of clothing with a pattern.

3: No Matchy-Match

This is a rookie mistake people make when they first become aware of style and fashion. E.g. the tie and pocket square should not look as if they were from the same fabric. It's cheap and obvious.

If you're going to match, it has to be subtle not too obvious.

Another example is couples matching each other. E.g. the woman wears a red dress and the man wears red shoes. Don't do this, it's horrible. There's no need to match your partner at all, I don't know why people think it's a good idea.

4: Perfect Fit

Fit is extremely important. Many guys wear suits that don't fit them. There's a way around this - go to a decent store, don't buy a cheap suit, and ask the professional which size should you wear.

If the suit is even slightly too big, it'll look like a costume, not a proper suit.

Basically, don't buy a suit all by yourself unless you know exactly what you're doing.

5: No Logos / Labels

Logos are stupid. Unless the item has a very high-end label like Dior or Gucci, avoid them as much as you can.

E.g., a black Adidas t-shirt with a logo looks lame but a plain one (that fits) is awesome.

6: Shoes Are Everything

You can have a tailor-made suit but if the shoes are cheap, it'll make you look just as lame as the shoes.

On the other hand, you can have a cheap second-hand plain shirt and some busted jeans, but if your shoes are clean and fashionable, you'll look great.

Most of the time you're at the level of the shoes, not of the outfit.


That's it for this time.

Again, fashion is all about breaking the rules. But you can only break them if you know what you're doing.

There's more than I managed to cover, but I think these are a pretty good start.