Actress Yami Gautam talks to MW about effortless styling, grooming regimes for men, how men need to invest in the right footwear and more.

 

  • There is no dearth of fashion experts, stylists and clothing brands, but when it comes to fashion, the only thing that matters is comfort.

 

  • Stay in tune with the trends, but respect your body type. Trying too hard is so uncool.

 

  • Style is a constant learning process, and by experimenting with your style, you keep evolving too.

 

  • London and New York are the most stylish cities in the world. I would recommend rummaging through men’s fashion stores in these cities, to pick up clothes that fit the newest trends.

 

  • Be effortless while styling your look. A nice watch, great shoes, a minimal belt, and nice hair should take you a long way.

 

  • If you can pull it off, cropped trousers are ideal for summer. They can fall anywhere from just below the knee to around the ankle. It’s a good idea to find a pair that fits well on the waist, and adding a belt can make them less comfortable in the heat.

 

  • Take a more 360-degree approach to your grooming regime. Grooming isn’t just about getting your hair cut any more — start thinking about your skin, too. Invest in a moisturiser that’s not only going to keep your skin taut and help prevent excess wrinkles before they properly set in, but also go for something with an SPF that will protect your face from the ageing effect of sun exposure.

 

  • It pays to invest in a decent dinner suit and get it tailored so that you know it will fit like a glove.

 

  • It’s a well-known fact that one of the first things a woman will notice about you is your footwear. What you choose to put on your feet tells us a dozen things about you before you even mutter a single word. Look at investing in a footwear wardrobe: men have as many choices as women, these days.

 

  • Chinos are fantastic because they’re versatile, you can wear them to any occasion, be it casual or formal.