Hey fam, how are you doing today? We started off discussing the steps to remain stylish always. Looking good should be no hard work. Let's get into the rest of the details already.
6. Upgrade Your Footwear
Trade in your sneakers for a pair of dress boots, or your flip-flops or sandals for a perforated leather shoe. Think about your needs and the shoes you usually wear and then start wearing the classiest and highest-quality version of that. Shoes are the one accessory you pretty much can’t leave the house without, so trading them up can have a huge impact on your day-to-day style.
7. Have A Personal Uniform
Taking signature pieces one step further, have a basic idea of what you’re going to wear each day – a broad template like “dark jeans and an oxford shirt” or “khakis, a dress shirt and a sport coat”. This can save you a massive amount of time and virtually eliminate wardrobe decision fatigue from your life.
When you find a certain item that really works for you, look for variations on that theme. I love navy shirts – I own a number of shirts all the same color and general style but with different materials and details. Since I already know that navy shirts basically always work well for me, there’s no guesswork with any of them.
8. Own Less But Better
Allocate your wardrobe budget wisely. Choose the best you can afford of basic items that you’ll get a lot of mileage out of. Sure, you could have ten styles of shoes to choose from and a rainbow of shirts in your closet, but if all of them wear out after a few years, you’re left with nothing presentable to put on.
A few dependable pieces that are versatile and well-made will serve you much better. Go with quality over quantity.
9. Only Hold Onto Items You Love
The corollary to the above: if you don’t love it, don’t buy it. You could own the best-made jacket on the planet, customized to your exact measurements – but if you just don’t feel it, you either won’t wear it or you’ll wear it and you won’t vibe with it.
Part of buying for quality is buying what makes you really like the way you look. Don’t compromise.
10. Routine Maintenance
My final tip for effortless style is to automate your regular Maintenance. What do I mean by that? Shine your shoes at the same time every week so they’re always ready when you need them. Iron things that need ironing straight out of the wash. Schedule a standing appointment with your barber.
If you’re not prepared, then you’ll dash out the door looking less-than-stylish the first time you don’t have an hour to get the details of your look right. But if you integrate style maintenance into your regular schedule, you can become the guy who just seems to magically always look good. And trust me, you want to be that guy.
It's a wrap on this series, I hope it was an interesting read and insightful. Don't forget to leave a comment and share with your next. Till the next post, keep smashing!