There is a myth, propagated mostly by certain men's magazines, that being a stylish man requires tremendous effort. We must keep an eye to the fashion runways in Italy, to the ready-to-wear shows, to Fashion Week in New York in order to appear as if we care what we look like. Hogwash. The truth is there are dozens of quicker and easier ways to look better, more with it, more stylish – all with a minimum of effort. We tapped designers Billy Reid and John Varvatos, as well as stylist-to-the-stars Joey Tierney, to offer their input on these 25 simple, ready-to-impress tips for instantly upping your style quotient.
Adopt this season's color.
No need to follow the Twitter feeds from the men's shows in Milan to know what color is inspiring designers. According to superb stylist Joey Tierney, the dominant color of the 2013-2014 season is one normally associated with shoes. "This year, it's the apparel color," says Tierney, "and it is most definitely oxblood."
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