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There are few things more frustrating than buying a shirt or a pair of pants and finding out they’re too short, too stubby, or just fit wrong. When you’re tall, shopping can be a major hassle, and frustrating to boot. Finding clothes that not only fit you but also look nice can be a challenge, and demoralizing. However, you can transform your wardrobe and fashion with a few easy tips. Check them out below.

Out with the Old, In With the New

To truly re-haul your wardrobe, you need to take a good look at what you already have and be prepared to get rid of the vast majority of it. Don’t recognize something? Chances are you haven’t warn it in far too long. Try everything on, examining yourself in the mirror and really see if the item fits you properly. If it is too short in the waist, not long enough in the legs, or just an unflattering cut, get rid of it. If it doesn’t make you look in your absolute best light, it’s not worth wearing.

Once you’ve sorted what you’re keeping and what you’re getting rid of, make sure you’ve differentiated what you’d like to sell and what you’d like to donate. As long as the items are in good condition without any noticeable holes or fraying, there are many local charities that will be happy to use them for the disadvantaged. Also, if you don’t have the time or willpower to do this all yourself, you can hire a service to sort and dispose of everything for you.

Shop Smart

First off, buy a soft tape measure. To make sure you get the right size of clothing, you’ll need to know your measurements. Once you’ve got those done and they’re easily referenced, a way to low-stress readjust your wardrobe is to shop at stores specifically geared towards those who are taller. Whether it’s for t-shirts, suits, or pants, there are plenty of outlets just for those of above average height. This may involve a lot of online shopping, so be sure to check the refund policy. However, a lot of these places will have customer service on call to make sure you’re getting the size you need.

Longer legs, broader shoulders, and adequate shirt lengths are the biggest factors to consider. Need a suit? Get one tailored or made to fit you especially. This will be a sound investment, as well as a smart fashion choice. A good suit will last you many years, and one that fits you perfectly? Even better.

Know What Patterns and Colors Work for You

When you’re taller, everything looks more intense. So, knowing what color palettes work best with your skin tone and style is important. There is nothing to say that taller people can’t wear patterns, you absolutely can, but you’ll need to examine the pattern on yourself to see if it’s too much. Some may simply be too overwhelming on a taller frame, and to best accentuate your features and your height, you’ll want to edit the types of patterns you may wear. Clothing with pops of color and just featuring patterns may be a better place to start.

Horizontal stripes can break up your height, giving a semblance of balance to your body. Avoid vertical stripes which will only make you look taller. Clean lines and monochrome will look especially classy on a long frame, but don’t be afraid to add color and patterns. Variety is good.

Transforming your wardrobe won’t happen unless you take the necessary steps to doing so. With a few changes, you’ll notice a difference in your confidence when people begin complimenting on your new wardrobe!