Mix & Match – Polo Shirts and Sweaters
If you’re thinking of stocking up on new clothes in the January sales, don’t forget to make the most of your money. Rather than buying the first things you see, make an effort to buy items that will go together so that you can create a number of different looks without spending all your money at once.
For example, you can do a lot just by selecting the right polo shirts and sweaters. Polo shirts are loved for their versatility – apart from very formal occasions or dress codes, you can pretty much get away with wearing a polo shirt any time, any place. Nearly every men’s fashion retailer sells a range of polo shirts, so you can pick and choose from all colours, a range of patterns and brands. Having a set of good quality polo shirts gives you an instant wardrobe that’s easy to wear and easy to put together with other things such as jeans, chinos and or a denim shirt.
Knitwear is now a staple part of most men’s wardrobes and owning two or three good quality sweaters is an excellent way to add warmth and style to your look without overspending. A lightweight V-neck or round necked jumper is perfect for pulling over a casual shirt or a polo shirt to add an extra layer and to smarten up an outfit. On colder days, opt for a chunkier knit, perhaps with a cable pattern, which adds weight without adding bulk and is great for brisk walks. And finally, look for knitted hoodies or zipper cardigans which are warm and functional, and are perfect for walks on the beach or heading out to visit friends.
With just a few select pieces and a couple of good pairs of trousers, you have lots of different outfits at your fingertips and you can pull on whatever you need without really having to think about what you’re wearing. Mixing and matching polo shirts, casual shirts and knitwear gives you a flexible wardrobe that works with your own personal style and where it’s never too difficult to dress for the occasion.
And, most importantly, you can do all this without spending hundreds and hundreds of pounds. Polo shirts often come in discounted packages, so you can buy three for the price of two, or buy a set that includes a polo shirt and a jumper. With general fashion quality going up but prices coming down, just a little bit of looking around will show you where you can be confident of great fabrics, cut and durability but still stay within your budget.