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    Hello,
    I previously posted this under my old account http://www.fashionbeans.com/forums/g...yle-101-a.html which i had to stop using because of reasons.

    After buying a few of the required items on my list and getting more of a handle on the basics, I realised despite looking a hell of a lot smarter than anyone else my age, I lacked a certain something. I felt comfortable in all the new clothes, I just think I looked maybe too old. Has anyone got any ideas on items or accessories that'd inject a bit of youth or edge into my look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisB View Post
    Hello,
    I previously posted this under my old account http://www.fashionbeans.com/forums/g...yle-101-a.html which i had to stop using because of reasons.
    Hi Lewis. Ooooo mysterious.....

    How old are you? Do you have a feel for the kind of look you want to go for yet? One way to keep it fresh is to incorporate casual gear into smart looks. I have been trying something similar myself recently. See here... http://www.fashionbeans.com/forums/g...rt-casual.html

    I think the main thing is getting the fit right though. Then you can look at injecting some colour (plenty of articles on here about key colour trends), and using accessories. What about some bright socks in an otherwise conservative outfit.

    Are you thinking mainly about your smart work outfits, or casual stuff?

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    I agree fit is one of the most important things, the same garment can lose a lot of "old" connotations if you slim it down. Beware of going too formal, if you're getting blazers get unstructured ones with plenty of texture & casual details like patch pockets etc, & like Nat says, mix up your casual & smarter clothes. Colour is a good shout too; makes it clear that you're wearing smarter clothes because you want to rather than that you've just come from an interview or whatever.
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    Ummm my style before trying to get my capsule wardrobe going was kinda I guess a bit on the indie side you know skinny jeans, white tees and leather jackets or whatever. I'm 19 and a student, so I've been keen to avoid going too smart cause else i'd stand out like a sore thumb. As far as how smart I'm willing to go, hmmm. I guess casual enough to just mill around town in but smart enough I can go in an okay restaurant for lunch? One of the looks I made that I've really liked was a sand coloured henley tee, a cardigan like this but with buttons rather than a zip H.E.BY MANGO - CLOTHING - Cardigans - Wool cotton-blend cardigan, a pair of jeans, grey pea coat, tan brogues, and then a check scarf and a pair of patterned socks to finish off. I'm fairly sure it looked good. I think one mistake I may have made was having too many jumpers in my wardrobe I think cardigans might work better in my style perhaps?

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    Also as far as mystery goes my email account buggered up haha

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    That look sounds good mate. Post pics if you can, for better feedback. Some boots (e.g. chukkas or desert boots) would keep it "younger" I guess. I'm 31, so not really a concern for me. Though I don't want to look like my dad, bless him!

    Big yes to cardigans - both chunky and thin. Love a nice thick shawl neck.

    Sounds like you're on the right track tbh. And nothing wrong with rocking skinnies, a T, and leather jacket!

    In any case, don't forget that it's a bit of a journey. Will take a bit of time finding your look, and that's fine.

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    Ah god yeah fathers probably shouldnt ever be used as fashion inspiration. I know mine has the most grotesque choice in shirts I have ever seen. How do you think something like this would work? http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Bomber...-1&clr=Tobacco I mean that style anyway not that exact jacket. I think it'd probably be fairly versatile and the borg collar adds a certain flair right?
    Last edited by LewisB; 16-12-2013 at 01:50 PM. Reason: inability to spell correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisB View Post
    Ah god yeah fathers probably shouldnt ever be used as fashion inspiration.
    Hey, hey... easy on the "daddy bashing". We don't all dress badly!

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    Haha sorry Dorian there are numerous trendy dad's, the stereotype is too easy though

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisB View Post
    Haha sorry Dorian there are numerous trendy dad's, the stereotype is too easy though

    I'm sure I'll end up embarrassing my kids when they get older. I think it's a dad's duty to do that.

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