INVEST IN A WELL FITTED BLAZER:
It’s a game changer to have a well fitted blazer. Ill-fitting blazer could RUIN your personality. Very versatile to dress it up or dress it down. Pair it with a dress shirt for the dressy look or dress it down by wearing a plain T-Shirt.
DON’T JUST STICK TO PLAIN SHIRTS: PLAY IT UP, TRY PRINTS
Find your inner style by playing with prints. You don’t always have to wear a white shirt at all times. Sure it’s classy but a bit of color or print will sass up your wardrobe.
WHEN IN DOUBT WEAR BLACK:
It’s true black works. If you are unsure of what you should wear, then stick to black. It never fails. Black shirt with jeans, black T-shirt under a blazer, black suit, anything black is a sure-shot flawless winner.
SOCKS: THE NEW WARDROBE STAPLE
An interesting pair of socks can be a conversation starter. Imagine a little flamingo peeking from under the hem of your trouser? Socks have made such an impression in the last many years, it’s not unusual to find men sporting an interesting pair. Join the club and enjoy experimenting, it’s a subtle change and yet evokes interest.
SHOES MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION
Somehow I find myself invariably looking at shoes people wear. It does not mean you need to always wear expensive shoes but CLEAN shoes. Dirty, lousy chunky shoes just don’t make the cut.
LAYER YOUR LOOK IN THE WINTERS:
Put together a shirt with a nice sweater, throw a coat when its colder. Layering will take your style a notch higher.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO ADD COLOUR:
A pop of color can actually do some good. It’s a fun style element to incorporate in your dressing. Don’t be afraid to wear color.
REFRAIN FROM LOOKING LIKE A BRAND STORE:
A Gucci shirt can be a stylish addition to your look, but piling on a Hermes belt, a Louis Vuitton shoes (with the logo) can be a bit much. Be stylish, look classy. Don’t end up looking like you are screaming “look at me”! let people appreciate your unstated style than laugh at your “trying too hard” look.
TIGHT JEANS/TROUSERS ARE A NO-NO
Stay away from tight denim or pants. Wear a well fitted pair that looks smart not like its painful to put them on. Same goes for baggy jeans. Keep those dad jeans away.
ALWAYS KEEP BASICS IN STOCK:
A Crisp white shirt, well fitted khakis and a good pair of denim are a must have. If you find anything you absolutely love, buy 2 of them. sometimes it’s hard to come by a well fitted shirt or pants and when you find them in classics, do buy some extras. You will thank me for this tip.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: WEAR YOUR SMILE AT ALL TIMES:
Nothing supersedes a great warm smile. Wear that at all times, it will only further accentuate your look. Everyone is attracted to a warm and pleasing personality, not just a well-dressed one. Always keep that in mind and take the world head on!