I did a whole post on what shoes I like and there are so many ways to start with this. A good pair of shoes can make or break an outfit. They are the first thing everyone looks at and, if you’re like me, is the first judgement you make. So, to start your closet:Authentics in White (not true white), Sperry’s in Tan, Clark’s in Sand Suede or Oakwood, or Some Bucks/Brogues in a Neutral Tone (here or here)
After the shoes I look for the cuff and stripes. I’ve noticed few people actually wearing selvedge denim. I start a conversation with almost every person I notice with it, cause wearing selvedge is more of a club than fashion. Anyone that wears selvedge knows selvedge and will talk selvedge. There are lot’s of ways to go, and I personally am getting deep into denim culture, but here’s a guide on how where start (from least expensive): Unbranded Denim, Epaulet, or APC.
Keep those collars buttoned down in blue or white, cause blue and white go with everything. I don’t even wear t-shirts anymore, I pretty much stick to collared shirts. Strangely I haven’t taken my own advice, and I don’t have a blue or white oxford, but here are some to start you off (from least expensive): LEC, BB, Rugby.
4) A Tan Leather Belt
An outfit doesn’t look quite right without a belt and tan leather goes perfectly with indigo selvedge. So try these ones from Tanner Goods, or if you’re on a budget… I dunno. Farmer’s Market?
All in all it really comes down to you. It’s all about how you wear the clothes and how you do your own thing. Clothes really help with confidence and you will be a lot more comfortable if you think you look good. And let’s admit it girls like clothes, and they build your confidence. It’s really all about the girls.