As the summer warmth wanes and your calendar fills up, there’s little time to ponder how you present yourself to the world. The nights grow longer, the days grow colder, and you resort to old habits, ultimately neglecting your appearance.
But this fall, things are going to be different. You’re finally going to own your style. Steve Madden is making things easy for you, offering a full range of apparel and accessories to execute your look—available now at Dillard’s. No more lackluster outfits; you’ll be as cool as the weather outside.
Follow these three steps to shore up your personal style.
STEP 1: Choose a Classic “Look”
Basing your style around an overarching concept can ease the stress of wardrobe decisions. We’ve selected three archetypal examples—the Wanderer, the Independent and the Urban Explorer—to give you a sense of the versatility Steve Madden can provide.
- Expert tip from Men’s Journal Fashion Editor Kevin Breen: “Revamping your wardrobe doesn’t mean changing who you are. Pick elements that speak to your personal style.”
STEP 2: Start With the Basics
You’ll want to begin with the items you’re likely to wear most often. This means jeans, chinos, jackets, and, of course, shoes. The key here is simplicity: classic pieces in solid colors.
- Expert tip from Men’s Journal Fashion Editor Kevin Breen: “Go for simpler pieces that allow you to mix and match with stuff you already have in your closet.
STEP 3: Polish Off Your Style With the Right Accessories
Here’s where your creativity comes in: Personalize your wardrobe with elements that feel uniquely you. This can mean donning a simple baseball cap, or something more unexpected, like always having a safety match at hand.
• Expert tip from Men’s Journal Fashion Editor Kevin Breen: “When it comes to selecting accessories, don’t overthink it. Sometimes a fresh pair of kicks is all it takes to make an outfit pop.”