To stay ahead of the fashion curve, here is a hot tip – think about menswear!! Menswear has always been stylish, but in recent years, the looks have definitely been dialed up a notch as men become increasingly adventurous with how they dress. In fact, the looks are so good that we should sit up and take notice and steal some of these outfit ideas for ourselves. Menswear has set wardrobe staples for every day that are more or less universal, like the suit. Here some tips for stealing from the boys. First of all, aim for effortless. You should never look like you spent hours getting ready in the morning. Leave something a bit untucked or unbuttoned. Do not over think things. Secondly, rocking one color from head to toe is seriously elegant. Consider the suit, which has many moving parts and options. Opting to keep the palette uniform, whether it is gray or cobalt, gives an outfit a really cohesive feel. Another tip is to be strategic and brave with your use of prints. Print mixing in women’s fashion is on the verge of jumping the shark, but menswear takes a more targeted approach. Opt for an over the top blazer, and then keep the rest of your outfit neutral, or take a more subtle outfit and let your accents do the mixing. Always remember, fit is everything. No man expects a suit to fit him like a dream straight off the rack, so why should we? A trip to the tailor should be part of the buying process. Make your tailor your best friend, and do not settle for anything that does not fit you like a glove. Lastly, there is a delicious sense of whimsy in menswear with a touch of cheek in a goofy print, a subtle wink in a flash of hot pink under a collar or shirt sleeve. Do not take your clothing too seriously. Invest in something that makes you smile.