Hey Fellas! 8 Ways to Step Up Your Style This Summer

Credits: Photo - Anonymous, Styling - Sarah G. Schmidt, Location - Sarah G. Schmidt's home

Fellas, a new season is upon us and it’s likely time to freshen up your style. I’ve got you. You’ve likely packed away the puffer jacket and are getting ready for summer (we seem to have skipped spring this year). Please know you don’t have to spend a lot to make things a lot brighter.

Here’s eight ways you can up the steeze without draining the wallet. Think of these tips I’m sharing like your spring style best friends.

Style Friend 1 / We all have that bro that adds a pick me up on an otherwise ordinary day. That’s what a bright or printed sock can do for your look. Wear with boots and roll up those jeans for a little peek that will add a bounce in your step all day. 

Style Friend 2 / Meet your new old best friend: the crisp white button down. It’s a classic. It never goes out of style, so it’s easy to pick up a new one at your favourite store. Like a pseudo-comrade, it’s always going to be there when you need it and won’t let you down.

Style Friend 3 / Do you have a long day ahead of you? Work, workout, and the then going out? Leave that ratty nylon sport bag behind and grab a canvas or leather look-alike carry all. Think of that bag like your childhood buddy who lives down the street; he’s there all along the way, from morning until you return home at night. Just way better looking.

Style Friend 4 / Who’s the sidekick you message when you want to turn it up for a night? Wet that whistle and get a little fancy. Hit up a men’s store and grab a pocket square with a print to bring some swankiness to your sport coat or blazer. Like that confidante, you don’t call on him all the time, just the right times.

Style Friend 5 / Hanging with a bud that’s got a bad-ass-attitude is eye opening. He sees things from a different point of view and doesn’t accept the rules ‘just because.’ You can get in on that feeling by picking up a fresh pair of lace-up low-top sneakers. Pair them with a suit and T-shirt for a more damn-the-man type of look.

Style Friend 6 / Do you have a bud that’s a little too undone? A bit of a slacker? Me too. Check out your belt and ask yourself if you are looking a little messy? It may be time for a new one. Stop by a discount department store for some stylish, stiff leather for a steal. Looking sloppy is never worthy of praise in my books.

Style Friend 7 / Have you ever been out for drinks watching the game and you meet a bro’s bro that’s dope? He joins the crew and you become fast friends. Recreate that by stopping by the mall for a fresh ball cap from your favourite team. There’s nothing like a new hat, or new friend, to get life bouncing again.

Style Friend 8 / We all love that buddy who always seems to see the sunny side of life, right? Get in on those good vibes by picking up a pair of sunglasses. If you don’t want to shell out major cash don’t let that get in your way (your buddy wouldn’t let it kill his vibe). Look for an up-to-date style at a fast-fashion chain for a quick update at a low cost.

I'm challenging you to step it up this season. A piece or two will have you seeing your look, and maybe your next few weeks, in a brighter light. These little details may help improve your swagger too. You’re welcome.

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