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MANday 08: 5 Simple Tricks To Transform Your Outfit

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Hellurrr…Yea I know the Premier League is back but c’monnn, you can still holla at a sister! I must admit I was a little heart broken by Arsenal but then again…we live to fight another day. Haters pls park..*straight face*. In other news, its MANday!!! And I have this amazing Beyonce number ‘Rise Up’ to go with this lovely morning. Lovely song!

I’ve often wondered how our lovely men can look really dapper and still maintain an affordable lifestyle. I must admit, I’ve always thought looking like a page off GQ would cost an arm but how wrong! Even for us ladies, the little details could transfer an ok outfit to a picturesque wonder!

I found this 5 tricks to be quite simple but yet charming.

Roll Up

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At first when I noticed this trend in some GQ guys I was like, why can’t these guys just get their size of pants? But on close look, this simple act of folding your trousers a step up could transform an otherwise drab looking pair. You can easily rock the same pair all weekend, rolled up and down, and many won’t know its the same trouser. So why don’t you try this. Lets do some rolling!

Tuck In

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I particularly love the one-side-tucked-in vibe here

This little detail is the difference between an Akpan and a Harvey Specter…hehehe. You really don’t have to own an expensive tee to pull this off. That blue coloured tee can just be thrown on and tucked in and you’re good to go! Just be sure its a clean pair..*wink*

Button Up

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My mother would be proud I’m giving this tip. She never understand why a guy should leave his buttons undone or sag his trousers..hehehe. This trick may sound a bit old but its just as good. Button up your tee or formal shirt to give a classy, laid back but eye-catching look. I agree it may not go well with some guys but hey, theres no harm in trying aii..

Loose The Socks

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Not many guys feel comfortable wearing their shoes without socks. But if you would just try a buttoned tee-shit, rolled up chinos with a pair of loafers, without them socks..Oh boy..chocolate on ice! Some guys sweat more than the usual and so may not want to jump on this. Its fine. I gat you. Instead you could get invisible socks or wear your old ones halfway so its not visible to the public. Theres this relaxed and sophisticated look that comes with showing a little skin between the top of your shoes and the bottom of your rolled up pants.

Loose The Hems

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01:  Kanye West acknowledges the applause of the audience after the KW by Kanye West Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at Lycee Henri IV on October 1, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

 KW by Kanye West Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week 

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I don’t know about y’all but small tee-shirts can’t possibly appeal to my eyes. That trend has long set sail. If you can’t get out to buy a new shirt because, well, it isn’t part of August’s budget, then loose the hem of the small ones you have. iron it out and its just as good as new. You may not quite agree with Kanye West and his long shirts but you could do better than the ‘crop-tops’ your tee-shirts are turning into…hehehe

Meanwhile, in the spirit of MANday, can we crush a little bit on fashion blogger @igeeokafor?? YESS!!

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So did you enjoy this piece? What other trick would you add to your outfit to give it that little extra sparkle?

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