Your work wardrobe can seem kind of drab when you wear a suit day in and day out. Trousers, suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie — you can practically dress yourself in your sleep. When dressing for the everyday becomes utterly mundane, you know it’s time for a wardrobe upgrade. This doesn’t mean you have to shell out hundreds of dollars for an upgrade. There’s no need to go out and buy a new wardrobe or even buy a new suit. There are little, inexpensive upgrades that can take your wardrobe from a lazy five to a bold 10 without putting a dent in your wallet or sanity. Here are eight of the least expensive ways to upgrade your work wardrobe.
1. Waist extension tab
A waist extension tab is exactly what it sounds like: Instead of just a normal pair of pants that button in the middle, the waist extension tab simply allows you to forgo a belt because it forces you to button your pants further off to the side. Suit expert Jon Tietz for GQ offers this easy upgrade suggestion. As mentioned, there’s no belt required and it doesn’t cost anything. It’s just a little tailored detail when you’re buying a new suit that ups it’s “looks more expensive” factor. Lucky for you gents, stores like Topman and J.Crew make pants with the waist extension tab for a price that won’t break the bank. You’re well on your way, sir.