To dress good doesn’t necessarily mean that one has to save their two months salary in order to level up their dressing style. The cliché, fashion is luxury, has put more pressure on men over their lifestyle to deciding how much money they spend. Because they want to present themselves with the fashion trend in the society. Dressing Secrets without Affecting your Income
Dressing to look good is a right and not a luxury. In this case, what matters is your personality – the personality your dress portrays is always the first impression to how people perceive who you are. For an average income earner, one can level up one’s style if you understood the dressing secrets without affecting how much you earn.
In this post, I have shared few important notes that will keep people wondering how you have quickly leveled up your dressing style. This will create a new impression of how people address you henceforth.
The Dressing Secrets without Affecting your Income
1. Get rid of cheap bling bling and go for quality.
As Nigerians, we love cheap things so much. There’s no problem with that at all. By the way, who doesn’t like cheap things? Everyone wants something cheaper and that’s how it should be but we can’t just waste our hard earned money on poor quality clothing just like that.
Could you imagine buying a designer Polo that costs ₦400 just because the better quality is triple the price which is ₦1200. The sad news would be that the colours wash off after four consecutive washes.
The economy is quite not too favourable but at least buy a better quality that you can afford and you will save more money in the future doing it. One who saves more money is one who who takes advantage of quality over false economy.
Did you know that one can keep it simple with few quality clothing than having a lot of poor quality dresses. If one is afraid of designer wears and big money market shopping, one should not be. It doesn’t matter whether one wears designer or not as long as one trusts the quality of one’s clothing.
2. Used clothing is still a better alternative to expensive quality clothes
Have you ever thought about used clothing? It is popularly known as OK, Second hand material or Okirika. I am sure you just signed right now. Right? I have heard some secrets which I am also sure that you had come across. I have no evidence on what I am about to say so that you don’t take me to court. They call it the boutique secret.
There are categories of Used stuff be it clothing, cars, name it. To the best of my knowledge, there are;
- First class OK
- Medium Used and
- Come and carry at any amount.
You are likely to be accustomed to medium Used or Come and carry at any amount clothes either along the street or flea market.
I have heard that some of those classic dresses in thousands in some boutiques are products of First class OK. There is a hilarious saying that “No one is ugly, it is just the lack of money to rebrand that look” And it is true!
If you cannot afford new quality dresses to match your class in the labour market, then it is time to find alternatives in first class Used clothes. It is not under rating of one’s personality. It is a lifestyle one has to choose especially when clothing would affect one’s standard of living.
To most people, first hand used clothes have been their dressing secrets without affecting how much money they make. They still look classier than those that wear high priced clothes. Lets say that the fairy tale of the boutique secret is true, then this is what you should do as in explained below.
Find a seller that deals on Used clothes and book your own dress. Get his or her contact to get notified. Please do not be shy, being shy won’t change any fact. It is first come first served. As soon as new clothes are available, you should go pick your best dress without looking back.
It doesn’t end in picking the best dress, wash them, add starch if it is applicable, iron them and finally wear good perfumes on them. That’s how you start to do the classy men style with few bucks in a classy style.
3. Complement your outfit with Watch
Being in a nice dress and shoes without having a wrist watch to complement the style is incomplete. Wrist watches send the signal of completeness to you and anyone that comes your way.
If someone could see your nice shirt, trouser and a pair of solid shoe, the next glance would be on your left wrist. What are they looking for? The perfect complement – Watch. Pretty women still wear makeup not because they don’t understand how beautiful they already are but they want to complement the beauty in a way Men wouldn’t dare taking a second look. That is what wrist watches do.
You don’t need to spend ₦200,000 on OMEGA CO-AXIAL MASTER or ₦Million on Rolex just because you want to spice how you look. No! Remember we are trying to find a way that you can comfortably upgrade your dressing style without having to bend your standard of living.
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You also don’t have to decide for less on Aboki watches that break in less than 5 months. We have affordable watches that can last even after our 1 year warranty. With ₦5000, you can buy yourself a quality wrist watch for yourself and still keep change for future needs.
Check the list below;
- Grade 1 Dress Shirt – ₦500
- Grade 1 Trouser – ₦1000
- Grade 1 Used Blazer – 1500
- Dress Watch – ₦5000
- Grade 1 shoe – ₦1500
Total = ₦9,500.
Instead of spending ₦10,000 on a new suit which you are not certain of its quality, ₦7000 on solid dress shoe, only ₦9,500 could save you more money (₦7,500) and you still look more classier. We haven’t included wrist watch. You don’t have to spend half of your salary just because you want to look good.
Here’s my conclusion:
- Quality is more preferable and saves more money.
- Used clothes do not mean you’re wretched. You are only adapting to circumstances.
- A perfect watch to complement your class
If you have the money to go classy with expensive clothing, that’s awesome!
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I’m passionate about lifestyle. I work as Inventory Manager and a part of marketing team at Viogle.