Originally Posted by lemmywinks
Everyday I walk out the door with a very uninspiring outfit. I have a pair of raw denim that fits well but everything else is just plain, fits pretty good but is boring.
Is anyone else like that?
Style is trickier than not and easy to go overboard on when starting out. I usually tell my friends to start off by buying complete outfits that they think are stylish - even if it is the exact same outfit off of a mannequin. It is an easy way to bootstrap yourself up to a reasonable wardrobe without putting a lot of thought into it.
If you have a desired look/genre - commit
to it. Don't waffle between being preppy one day, avant-garde the next, etc. Get the right haircut and all the other stuff. You can mix and match later when you have more ability/confidence. It is okay to tone down a bit from a look (maybe omitting the bowtie or the high buttoned coat or whatever), but don't tone it down a lot or you lose what makes it distinctive.
If you are more cash strapped and can't buy whole wardrobes, try and wear one more adventurous thing every day - whether a coat that is more edgy than normal, or a bright color that you think might be a bit loud - you can edge your way over to it. Go ahead and make mistakes.