Dressing right, especially when going to work makes many worry every Sunday night. You want to look your best for those official engagements you have during the week. You want to get to your office and hear comments like “You look great!” You’ve tried dressing the best way you think possible, spent all your money on designer shirts and shoes that are out of this world, yet no one seems to notice or appreciate your effort.
I have Ten Commandments that can change all that if you can follow them. Follow them for a week, and I bet you’d want to say thank you to me. Here they are:
1. Disregard trends.
You shouldn’t wear something just because it’s of the fashion moment. You have to be yourself, find what looks good on you, and embrace it, even if it’s not in vogue. The biggest fashion faux pas is trying to look like somebody else.
2. Never underestimate the power of details.
The last thing on is the first thing noticed. Take necklaces as example. Food stains don’t count though.
3. Keep it simple, sassy!
For the average guy, it’s about building a personal wardrobe that looks great on you. Don’t make it complicated. When you have a choice between two items, choose the simpler one.
4. A garment should never be made of more than 25 percent of an unnatural fiber.
A little bit of polyester isn’t going to kill you. A lot of polyester? That’s a different story.
5. Experiment with style.
If you make mistakes, life goes on.
6. Never go shopping alone.
You’ve got the store trying to sell you items and you are not sure you look right. But if you have a friend along, you can always get an objective opinion from someone who knows you.
7. Don’t overdo it.
You want to be noticed for a look that’s yours, and not because you look clownish. Overdoing is like crying, “Oh, look at me!!” I think it’s far better to be noticed for subtlety than for garishness.
8. Never wear anything sheer.
Let’s leave the exposed nipples to Janet Jackson, shall we? But even the last time I checked, Janet was all covered up. Thanks anyway Janet, for the mammaries we used to see.
9. Spend with reason.
I encourage many trips to the mall or to your favourite fashion retailer. However, when shopping becomes an addiction, and you have to move every two weeks to flee creditors, you officially have a big problem.
10. Cashmere is seasonless.
Wear it in winter. Wear it in summer. Wear it to bed and to garden in for all I care, but cashmere is never, ever the wrong answer.
Write the commandments on your heart and ensure you don’t forget them. You can dress simple and look fabulous; you just have to learn how.