I do not know how many people would agree but I am of the opinion that no matter how much constrained your pockets are, it is still possible to dress good and look sharp. If you thrift (KUMABHERO) the better, even if you still want to go the shop way there are some $DOLLAR shops in town with some really cool stuff.
In this post we shall talk about methods I have employed in making my budget work for me but still maintaining a sharp look.
THE FLAT CAP
A flat cap is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front. One would say why add a semi-formal vintage cap to a casual outfit but I feel like you should NEVER WEAR A LIFELESS OUTFIT, ADD SOME FUN IN YOUR OUTFIT and OWN YOUR LOOK. That flat cap cost me: $5
THE WHITE T-SHIRT
White never goes wrong and those who wear it send a message of smartness and calmness. Keep your whites white and you will always win the smart look you crave. Printed apparel is cool but nothing beats a plain white t-shirt. White t-shirts will blend with most if not everything in your wardrobe. That white t-shirt cost me: $3
Accessories have of late became a must-wear on my outfit and I love to keep them like that, a must! Accessories removes the plainness in your look and adds that classic touch and that attention to detail will sure go a long way in enhancing your look. On me everyday I have an anchor bracelet which symbolizes how deeply grounded I am in my principles and a sun bracelet to affirm that I need light in my life. That set cost me: $5
I love to say this every time, the value of what you carry is shown by the bag you carry it in. Of late I have been investing in bags and that collection is getting bigger and you will be shocked by some cool deals you get from the bag sellers in town. Have a bag that closely matches your style, do not let your outfit be ruined by using the wrong bag, yes there are wrong bags. I have seen a guy wearing a suit with a satchel…DO NOT RUIN YOUR OUTFIT BY CARRYING AROUND THE WRONG BAG FOR THAT RIGHT OUTFIT. That bag cost me: $7 only
If you are of African descent you can agree that in our society the value of an outfit can be judged just by looking at your shoes. Does this mean you should have a new shoe every time, NO!, just take proper care of that one pair you have, wash it regularly and if it needs some polish make sure you get it, that will give your shoe a longer lifespan . That shoe cost me: $15
THE SOCKS & BELT
This one speaks directly to all my brothers out there. You should own more than one pair of socks for hygiene purposes, even two can be enough! NEVER REPEAT A PAIR OF SOCKS BEFORE A WASH. The idea of repeating socks really cheapens your outfit and the look too. Be hygienic and be smart. Invest in two durable quality belts, one black and the other brown, those two are easily interchangeable with any outfit, provided the belt matches the shoes. I sell the socks for: $2 and the belt cost me: $5