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Survival Style

Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold
Bob Marley

I get a lot of people asking me for advice on what to wear and I always struggle to think of a creative way to answer the question. Not because it isn't easy to suggest dressing by the fashion 'rules', but because I genuinely think people need to dress to suit their personalities, as opposed to what's considered sartorially 'right' or 'wrong'.

The one thing I can suggest is developing your style in the same manor that I developed mine and for me, the number one key was to remember that it's not always about dropping tones of money. Cash is a small guideline when buying, but knowledge and education is really what gives this poor man his "millions".

You also need to try things on. It's so important to test clothes and accessories against your skin tone to determine a flattering colour palette. Discovering style 'icons' who have similar features to you will also help you find suitable colours and patterns to experiment with. 

Looking in the mirror and working out your proportions and is another massive must do. It doesn't matter whether you're wearing pair of jeans and a t-shirt or a suit, correct size and fit is the basic foundation of style.

The final thing I suggest is to forget brand names. Wearing a certain label doesn't necessarily make you look better and a $200 suit can look more expensive than a $10,000 one if the fit and fabric is correct. 

Remember to start subtle and go slow, developing your personal style will take time.

Top images by Kim Donggwan from Looongblack
Bottom image by Kirsty Umback