Knowing when and what to spend your money on so you can look well dressed without breaking the bank is key to creating a great wardrobe. Here are five rules to live by so you can be the best-dressed man for summer and beyond.

Create a capsule wardrobe

We all know the benefits of creating a capsule wardrobe. Not only is it more sustainable and wallet-friendly, but it will make getting dressed a whole lot easier in the morning. Invest in classic looks that never go out of fashion and ones that suit your style. Then, pair these pieces with the trendier clothes, so instead of having 10 pairs of trousers, you may have five that can be worn with several tops and shirts.

Don’t spend too much on trendy pieces

Fashion trends come and go, but when buying high fashion items stick to a reasonable budget. Be mindful of buying too many trends that will come and go and quickly end up at the back of your wardrobe. This never makes you or the planet feel good. If you’re going to buy into one trend this summer, make it the resort shirt. It will look great with jeans, chinos, and cargo shorts and will add a bit of fun to the everyday.

Wear clothes that fit well

Make sure your clothes fit well, it’s as simple as that. Go for pieces that flatter and are well-tailored. There’s nothing worse than a pair of trousers that are too long or too short. Good fitting clothing will give you an instantly polished look and will save you money in the long run as you will always wear them.

Invest in wardrobe basics

Basics are the foundation of your wardrobe and are items that every man should own. The key is quality over quantity, but you still don’t have to spend a fortune. Buy versatile pieces like a good quality suit, white t-shirt, an Oxford shirt, trench coat, sneakers, jeans, and a striped t-shirt. These are all good examples, and you can create lots of looks from these basics.

Invest in luxury pieces

Accessories are always worth the investment as if you buy these classics well, they will last forever and will instantly luxe up any outfit. Worth the splurge are everyday pieces like a leather belt, a work bag, leather shoes, sunglasses, watches, and wallets. Go for the best you can afford, and you’ll always feel good when you wear them.

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