In the world of fashion, as Heidi Klum is so fond of saying on Project Runway, one day you are in, the next day you’re out. The same holds true for men’s fashion “trends”.
The offerings in some men’s clothes stores in Portland can change so quickly, and look so radically different that it can be hard to know whether or not you should spend your money on this month’s hot trend or on something a little more timeless that will last longer than a season before even the local goodwill store rejects it as unwearable.
The fact is that certain trends just are not worth following once you have progressed beyond the legal drinking age. It is far more important to determine which of the offerings in a mens clothing store in Portland actually suit your style and your environment. A sheer paisley shirt may look interesting on a Milan runway but it will probably not translate well in real life.
Sometimes it not worth asking your other half for their advice either. She loves you, she is no more likely to tell you that the yellow shirt you just bought makes you look like a grapefruit than you are likely to reply “yes” when she asks the inevitable “does this dress make me look fat” question.
A fashion consultant can help if you are still trying to determine what your personal style is, what actually makes you, not some runway walker, look good. Caring about the way you present yourself to the world is not a woman’s domain only and investing in a wardrobe that is stylish, timeless and actually flatters you can be as good for your professional development as it is your personal.