- 1.Wear clothes that fit -
Sounds simple doesn’t it? A greater attention to fit will make a world
of difference. Tired of having that “ballooning” or "blousing" look
when you tuck your shirt in because there’s too much material. Try a slimmer
fit or take it to a tailor you trust to have the shirt taken in. Usually
the body’s just taken in and depending on where you go, a $10-$12 shirt alteration
fee is a great price to give your shirt a second life i n your rotation.
2. Don’t be afraid of colour
Its happened to all of us. In some work environments you wear pink in one
day and you’ll be asked if its breast cancer awareness day. People find
colour odd and they don’t get it. Don’t be one
of them. It could be as simple as topping your suit with a colourful pocket
square, tie, watchband or probably the easiest, your socks or shoelaces.
3. Go Handsfree
Why walk around with your keys in your hand, your phone on your belt, your
wallet creating bulges in your pockets - invest in either a slim billford as a wallet,
a sleek phone case or leave it all to a man bag. Don’t be afraid of colour
either, in the man bag, something bold that you can take off as
you get comfortable embracing colour to set off the blacks and the greys
4. Be a step ahead
Ever wonder how people are the first to jump on something? Its as simple as
opening your eyes. People watching is a great skill to have to watch how others
do it. We’re fortunate to live in a diverse exciting city where people push
the envelope when it comes to style. Need some inspiration? -- take a TTC
subway ride in the downtown core for just a few stops even. Observe
what people are wearing and steal with pride.
The same rules you apply to your investments apply just as well for your wardrobe.
Have some variety in your closet. Don't be that person that has a 4-shirt
rotation and everyone can predict what clothes you're going to be wearing.
Just as you don't put all your money into one sector, don't invest in just the same
type of shirt. If you happen to love gingham shirts, or have really taken
a liking to a certain brand/designer, there's no shame at all in getting it
in every colour; however, opting for different patterns, colours and keeping with
the same brand, cut and designer would also keep them guessing.