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.
In an age when phones keep us on track, a watch's primary duty is as an accessory. And it's a simple and often inexpensive way to up your style game. Billy Reid suggests a clean, classic look over chunky modern metal pieces. "I love old watches with leather or alligator bands," he says.
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