Check out the 20 rules for dressing well all day, every day.
1. ADD A BLAZER TO YOUR CLOSET.
There’s nothing that completes almost every look quite like a blazer. Once you nail the perfect fit (see rule 6), pair it with denim for a more relaxed feel or with chinos to balance that fine line of smart casual. Mix up what you wear underneath one too, from polos to t-shirts to sweaters.
2. TRY A PAIR OF SLIM JEANS.
Surprise—this goes back to the first rule. Slim doesn’t mean skinny or tight. Your jeans should fit without requiring a belt, and the fabric should skim your legs, not hug or engulf them. A slim fit overall looks good on every build, lets you move comfortably and creates a modern look.
3. UPGRADE YOUR ATHLEISURE PIECES.
Who doesn’t want to be comfortable and look great at the same time? Trade in those house sweats for a mix of performance and loungewear. Think clean-lined joggers, a high-tech hoodie (moisture wicking for the win), either your favorite cotton t-shirt or a dry-fit version and the latest sneakers—both fashionable and functional.
4. MAKE LAYERS YOUR BEST MATES.
Layers are not only a vital part of winter survival, but also give you a chance to switch up your style game. Have you ever worn a performance jacket over a suit? The result is dapper and practical. A denim jacket under a top coat mixes both 9 to 5 and 5 to 9.
5. PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS USING PRINTS AND PATTERNS.
An easy way to change up your routine is by mixing in prints and patterns in different sizes. Remember to stick with complementary colors. Try pairing a dark blue dotted tie with a light blue striped shirt. Wearing a striped tie? Add a striped shirt, but make sure the stripes on the tie are larger.