In the spirit of menswear, I thought it was worth sharing some of the best style advice I’ve had from the men in my life. I don’t take daily cues from men like Brie does (she can take a mens shirt or slouchy pant and turn it into something else), I’m pretty feminine through and through – BUT here are the lessons I’ve borrowed from the boys, that make my days better…
1. Life is too short for boring socks.
This comes from a male lawyer I know, who would always wear pink or bright yellow socks with a dark suit every day. You know, sometimes it’s the little things…
2. Comfort above every(damn)thing.
I don’t give a damn how cool those heels are, you look stupid half-hobbling down the street. If style is about confidence, you want to feel pretty confident that you won’t fall flat on your face. Your best option is…
3. Sneakers are the ultimate footwear!
So comfortable, so practical, and so many cool style to covet. Done.
4. Don’t get too cozy on the groin.
For guys, serious tightness around this *ahem* area means true discomfort. For women, it means incessant wedgie-picking OR the dreaded camel toe. Nope.
5. High quality pieces that last forever.
Most of the men in my life have incredible coats, good jeans and basic tees. They keep it simple, minimal, and they get it right. Plus a few thrill pieces here and there that give just a little more edge, and, Boy George, there is nothing wrong with that!
Bonus: Look good naked.
This one I learned recently from the one and only Philip Crangi, who mentioned it in his style story. My interpretation is: feel great about yourself with nothing on, no extra layer, and you’ll feel – and look – better in whatever you’re wearing…
What have the men in your life taught you? (In style, or anything else…)(Or is that just a whole can of worms?!)