Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lifestyle: Add Variety to Your Wardrobe

Bosses can be comfortable in multiple social environments, and that means wearing clothes that can fit any situation. But how can you add variety if all you wear are hoodies and jeans?

Three easy steps:

1. Buy versatile clothes

Some fashions can work when you're at school, your job, or even at a hip party. Polo shirts, collared button downs, khakis and nice jeans can be worn anywhere, at any time and for any occasion. A casual jacket or has the added value of being both an accessory and keeping you warm, and usually looks better than a sweatshirt.

2. Never throw out clothes

Fashion is cyclical and you never know when something will slip back into style. In addition, if you only buy versatile, timeless threads, they'll never be out of style for long. Five years ago if a girl wore leggings, people thought she was weird, now they're everywhere!

3. Ask loved ones for clothes

No one has your best interests at heart like your friends and family. Ask them for your next birthday (or religious holiday) to get you something that they think you'll look good in, and something that's typically not your style.

I can't tell you how many times I've opened a present, hated the look of it, and only once did I put it on I realize how good it looked. If you're too preppy, new clothes might edge your look. If you're thuggish, a collared shirt might will soften it.

That's not to say that you're supposed to go to a DnB party dressed like a j.crew model, or if you're going to your girlfriend's house, you like you came from a thrash metal concert. But if your look is versatile, you look like you can fit in at all those places.

Live the Boss life, and add variety to your wardrobe. You can't run things if you don't look the part.
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  1. Any they're wearing a variety of clothes too!

  2. hmm, roger moore, or frank sinatra wore mostly suits,
    pretty constant clothing I guess

  3. Onegin, those guys looked great but they lived in different times. Of you wear a suit to a high-end start-up in San Fran, people will look at you like you have two heads.

  4. Suites need to come into style. Business all day long.

  5. Some fashions come back into style, but that doesn't mean you should jump on the bandwagon. Case in point: the 1980s are being recycles in a big way by Hipsters right now...but actually these people look completely retarded. If you maintain a classic conservative style and don't allow yourself to be sucked into any silly trends you will do a lot better.

    Moral: throw out all your 80s clothes and you will be ahead of the game.

  6. I think we should all agree that we'd be better off if 80's culture never happened.

  7. Hah, I must say I like this blog premise a lot

  8. I allways cringe when I see folks wearings clothes that they hated the year before, but now it's in.
    I got my style and am sticking to it :P

  9. Ive followed those rules except for asking my loved ones for clothes. however, I do ask them for clothes money!

  10. I always buy clothes but it seems like I never have enough.

  11. Another great piece of advice for the guys out there. Although the recommendation to never throw out clothes can be a bit disastrous, I have more clothes than my wife.. :-/