A Full Week Of Outfits For Under $1,000: Sunday Edition
Welcome back to the latest series here on The Peak Lapel! This is the final installment of this seven-part series. We have shown you how to put together an entire week’s worth of outfits for under $1,000. Sounds impossible?! Well, believe us, it can be done! Make sure to subscribe to our email list so that you can get the downloadable PDF of this series all in one convenient place for your reference (subscribe on the bottom of the page, or in the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the site).
We’ll be focusing on a more business-casual look and feel overall, as this will cover a majority of guys, in most situations. If you’re working in a more corporate environment, you will likely have a collection of a few suits that you rotate through anyway. On the other hand, it’s always better to be a little bit better dressed than your counterparts, so if you’re used to truly casual-wear, this series will show you how to upgrade. Finally, if business-casual is your typical go-to, this series should give you lots of inspiration for outfits to put together to throw into your rotation. All while far from breaking the bank! We’ll be covering everything from perfect office looks, to a semi-casual look, to weekend looks as well. Everything will be included, so you’ll be prepared for just about anything a typical week might throw at you.
Lastly, just a few parting pointers before we get started. One, we will not be using any sale prices. Since price constantly fluctuates at many online retailers, in this series we’ll be using the highest, typical retail price so that, no matter when you get around to shopping, you’ll be able to make this whole week’s worth of outfits for less than a grand. Two, we will not be including basics in this series. Meaning, ties, socks, undershirts, belts, and so on we will assume you already own and have in your closet or drawers. We’ll be focusing on the meat and potatoes here, so to speak, not the salt and pepper. Alright! That just about does it. Now let’s get to it!
Sunday is the ideal day to wear jeans. If you need to do some work in the yard, you’re covered. But if you buy nice enough jeans, they can work just as well to hang out with friends, take a trip to the park, or go out to eat later on in the day. The jeans + tee + sneakers looks is a classic style move, and one you should nail down. Follow our lead here, and we’re sure that you will!…
Old Navy Built-In Flex Jeans — $40.00: A really nice darker wash, and here in the Athletic fit, perfect for guys with a bit more meat in their thighs, but still wanting a nice taper below the knee. Also available in a whole bunch of other cuts and colors. The stretch here is quite nice and will add some serious comfort and movability for whatever you might be up to on the weekends. Certainly blazer-worthy as well. Old Navy is very underrated when it comes to pieces like this, so don’t knock it until you try it. Especially on sale, these things can be a real steal.
H&M Premium Quality Leather Sneakers — (Already Purchased): Believe it or not, these things have gotten many extremely positive reviews. Pretty much, at this price point, you won’t do better anywhere. Sleek, good-looking, and will likely hold up a year or two of solid wear. Definitely wearable with dressier pants like shown here, though if you’d rather not, they certainly work amazingly with chinos, jeans, or shorts.
Uniqlo Supima Cotton Tee Shirt — (Already Purchased): Hands down the best value in tee shirts for men. Nice, soft cotton that will shrink the tiniest bit in the wash to fit perfectly. A nice, slim, tapered cut, without being too tight. Plus, available in a wide array of colors. Pick up the classic white, grey, and black, and then build out from there.
TOTAL: $467 + $127.50 + $123 + $87 + $80 + $74.50 +$40
LEFT OVER: $1.00
And that’s it! An entire week’s worth of looks for under $1,000. And you even have a dollar left over! (But what can you buy for one dollar nowadays???) Anyway, you thought it couldn’t be done!? Well, here is living proof. Hopefully you have learned a lot, and seen how a few key pieces, at reasonable prices, can carry you through many outfits, and many different scenarios. Now, go forth, try to put together your own week of outfits, and, as always, stay classy and sharp!