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5 ITEMS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN

Own less, style more by building your wardrobe correctly.

There are very few men in this world that LOVE shopping. There are even less that know how to do it correctly. This is not a slight against all of the male population (although it may sound like it), just a very researched observation. Let me save you from yourselves and get you back to watching football. That is a lot of stereotypes in one paragraph:)

 

 

The video above says it all. What are the 5 items that every man should own to build the best wardrobe possible? It is simple, not overly complicated and will make getting dressed boarder line pleasurable. You will actually have pieces to wear to ALL occasions no matter what event you are being dragged to. Even for the men who do love fashion, building your bro style will be made easier by starting with these 5 items.

 

Men's Essentials

Let’s jump right in, shall we? For starters, every man no matter what his age, socio-economic background or size needs to purchase these 5 must have pieces. Here goes:

  • Classic white button down
  • Casual yet sophisticated blazer
  • Dark straight-leg jeans
  • English leather loafers (or oxfords)
  • Snazzy pair of aviators

 

It is all in how you mix and match the pieces with other items in your repertoire that make the look uniquely yours. As for the afore-mentioned variables including age and size, you need to be true to yourself. That means, be realistic about what size you are and WEAR CLOTHING THAT FITS. Most men go the “too big” route, but either direction is going to be detrimental to your fashion health. You should recognize that you do in fact have a body and show off that the gym has been kind to you. If you haven’t been bench pressing lately, wearing your clothing too big for comfort will only make you look bigger. All clothing should skim the body slightly. It should not be falling off or clinging to you for dear life. As for choosing the specific style, I leave that up to you and your personal taste. Remember, simple is typically better to get more use out of these basics.

Club Monaco blazer, Gitman Vintage oxford button down shirtAcne Studios black skinny jeans, Calvin Klein loafers and Ray Ban aviators

Cut Out Shoes

Usually when one thinks of cut outs, they think of club wear or something scandalous. But let me tell you there is a way to wear cut outs without showing too much skin and can be worn either during the day or at night. My fancy gold cut out heels happen to be for nighttime but there are plenty of options for casual daytime looks.

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This look is perfect for a casual daytime outing. Staying with the neutral color palette makes all these pieces very practical in anyones wardrobe but the best piece to have is a pair of TOMS. Being on my feet all the time, I’ve learned that there are very few shoes that are bearable to wear all day. TOMS have been my very best friend in terms of keeping my feet sane throughout the day. These gray crochet TOMS are not only SUPER comfortable but still very cute and you are still giving back to a good cause!

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If you’re looking for something a little fancier, these Sam Edelman stacked heels are great for a night out. White is an essential color for summer and is still very versatile. Having the thicker heel makes these heels more comfortable than your typical stiletto, which is great news because heels can be a woman’s worst enemy sometimes. Men definitely invented them:)

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If you are looking for a dressier daytime sandal, I have two options for you. The Sigerson Morrison sandal is a much higher price point but you can tell why. The laser cut detailing is amazing and even though there is a lot going on, there is an convenient zipper up the back making it easy to take the shoe on and off. The Sam Edelman black leather sandals are better if you want a more simple sandal for a much more reasonable price point. No matter which shoes suits you more both have fun cut outs and add some funk to your summer wardrobe!

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 So now when you wear cut outs you can still be conservative but with a little fashion flair!

Holiday Gift: Hire a Fashion Stylist!

Pamper the men and women in your life or yourself by giving the gift of style. Nationally recognized fashion expert Amy Salinger and her team are offering 2 introductory packages to help you
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!
Styling Session (2 hours)
$350 (Originally $600) 
  • Re-invent your current wardrobe through styling to create up to 50 new looks. No shopping necessary.
  • A “look book” will be created for quick outfit retrieval.
  • A “fill in the holes” shopping list to be created during the styling process. Learn exactly what is missing in your closet.

 

Day Makeover Shopping Experience (4 hours)
$750 (Originally $1200)
  • Overwhelmed by the NYC shopping scene? Find the best places to go for your budget and body type. Learn expert shopping and styling tips.
  • A personal shopping itinerary will be created based on a pre-service phone consultation.
  • Style up to 25 looks.  Bring all of your new stylish knowledge home to your own closet and be your very own fashion expert!
*Travel not included outside of Manhattan