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    Upgrading and developing my own style.

    Well, it's 2015 and one of my new year resolutions is to dress better and to start developing my own personal style. However, I'm really struggling to do so. Personally I have looked through some lookbooks and realised that casual looks with a twist of formality really interest me. Looks such as wearing a plain navy blue T shirt with a pair of smart navy blue trousers and leather loafers. The juxtaposition of a t shirt and formal trousers appeal to me a lot. My wardrobe now mainly consist of jeans and shirts/t shirts in the neutral colours and a few pairs of sneakers. How could I upgrade to a slightly more smart casual look?

    The main problem I'm facing is the fact that I'm only 19 this year turning 20 soon and I'm afraid that some looks might be too old and mature for my age. I'm also finding it a challenge finding the right type of shoe and bag to go with the look that I am aiming for. I'm a rather tall and lengthy guy with an athletic build so usually shoes are my statement pieces. Most of my sneakers a bright red/blue as I feel I can pull them off, so I would definitely be getting shoes in burgundy or some other versatile yet uncommon colour. Another reason why I prefer the top to be simple is the fact that I live in Singapore where the temperature year round is 25-30 degrees and wearing thick or many layers on top is out of the option.
    Last edited by MartinLee; 20-01-2015 at 04:46 PM.

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    I have looked through some lookbooks and realised that casual looks with a twist of formality really interest me

    It sounds to me like you already know what you want - it's just a matter of achieving it. If I were you, I'd save the pictures you like from the lookbooks then try to piece together two or three different outfits using similar items or themes from them. The closer you stay to one style and colour range, the easier it is to mix & match - that way you can switch things around to create a lot of outfits with the same items... particularly handy if you're on a budget.

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