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.
Try something super trendy.
It's wise to have a sturdy, easily maintained wardrobe of timeless items. But it's not that hard to find a single item that is entirely au courant and also works with your look. This year, Tierney says, the easiest thing to go for is a blazer with a peaked lapel. "They are really, really happening right now," says Tierney.
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