Spring is upon us and that means it’s time to brush up on your fashion sense. Being stylish isn’t about following a bunch of rules, but it does require a bit of knowledge. Now that you’re a grown-up, here are 10 things you should know to dress better:
1. Know your neck size.
You should be able to fit one finger between your collar and your neck when your shirt is fully buttoned. Chart taken from here.
2. Tie Stripes
A tie’s stripes should always be bolder than a shirt’s. It looks so much better and makes your tie stand out even more.
3. Don’t Wear Socks in Summer
It’s ok to not wear socks in summer, but only if you give your sweaty shoes a break every other day.
4. Black Tie
An invitation saying ?black-tie optional? implies you can choose between black tie and a suit, but it really means black tie.
5. Don’t Roll Up Khaki Pants
Know the nuances of khaki pants ? don?t roll up the cuffs to your calves like clamdiggers unless you are actually digging for clams.
6. Pocket Bulge
Never put eyewear, your cell phone, an ink pen, or a bulging key chain in your pants pockets.
7. Carrying Cash
A wallet is for credit cards only. Cash goes in a money clip in your front pocket.
8. Sunglasses Tip
Your eyeglasses should contrast, not mimic, the shape of your face.
9. Hairstyle Tips
The five terms your barber will understand are thinned out, layered, choppy, razored, and texturized.
10. Re-wearing Jeans
It is acceptable to wear your jeans five to ten times between washings but fewer if they get visibly dirty or baggy at the knee.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll be looking better in no time.