A new season is a great excuse to update your look. That doesn’t mean splashing out on a whole new wardrobe. Sometimes a simple haircut or trip to the dry cleaners can turn you into a new man. Polish your shoes, tailor your clothes and take advantage of end-of-season sales for budget-friendly fashion fixes. Sell anything you don’t wear anymore to thrift shops and invest in statement pieces like these.

 

Stylish Stepper

 


THE STYLISH STEPPER
From the beach to the bar, the mall to the movies, a pair of slip-on loafers make comfy cool again. Wear them with shorts or longs and pair with just the right amount of swagger.
Step out in these Pierre Cardin loafers from Franco Ceccato at R200. *November 2013 prices

 

Fossil Sterns

 

 

A TRENDY TIMEPIECE
Nothing adds sophistication quite like a statement watch. Just as trendy with jeans and a T-shirt as it is with a suit and tie, this Fossil wristwatch does much more than tell the time.
Available for R2499 at Sterns. *November 2013 prices

 

Diesel Cuff

 

 

THE MAN CUFF
Looking for understated edge? Rock a leather cuff with jeans and a T-shirt for effortless cool.
Snap up this Diesel one from American Swiss for R899. *November 2013 prices

 

Stone Sateen Jacket Markham

 

 

THE BLAZER
If JT and Jay-Z have taught us anything it's that a well-tailored blazer paired with jeans and sneakers lets people know that you're cool without even trying. For business occasions wear it over a crisp white shirt and formal pants. Either way, make sure it fits right.
Get to Markham for this stone, sateen jacket from R799. *November 2013 prices

 

Ray Ban Sunglass Hut

 

 

THE SHADES
Tom Cruise made them cool in the 80s. Usher keeps bringing them back. And Kanye's may just be glued to his face. Aviator-style sunglasses can turn anyone into a bad boy (plus they're handy for blocking out the sun's rays).
Get yourself a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut for R1699. *November 2013 prices

 

 

 

A HOT HAT
Let’s face it – everybody looks better in a hat. These days, anything goes but your choice of headgear says a lot about your personality so choose wisely. We love this denim Porkpie hat from Markham for R140, don’t you?

 

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*November 2013 prices