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Update your man's wardrobe for the New Year

Bobby Schuessler is a New York City-based fashion and beauty writer, contributing to brands like E!, Us Weekly, Glamour, Lucky, Men's Health and of course, SheKnows.

New year, new man

Is it time for a new you? Maybe so, but this year it's all about the New Year and a new man (or at least a new and improved man). 

New year, new man

Your man may be mind-blowingly good looking or have the funniest personality, but let's be honest -- there's always room for a little improvement. If he hasn't thought about a New Year's resolution yet, do it for him by updating his wardrobe. Believe us; he'll thank you later. (Hopefully with a slice of chocolate cake and a class of Vinho Verde.)

Not sure what outfit will suit him best? We browsed the racks with Daffy's in-house stylist Sarah Clemmens at the New York mega retailer's new Times Square location to pick out the best items for the season. "Right now, men really need structured jackets, sweaters in jewel tones and a great pair of everyday boots," Clemmens says. With that in mind, we created three top looks for work, play and those cold nights. (We think he'll be strutting everywhere with these finds.)

New year, new man


If he doesn't need a full suit for the office, a colorful sweater, button down shirt and tie will suffice. (Hint: Try to break him away from a standard black pant and spice up his bottom half with a fun, printed pant… he will be sure to get noticed by that tough boss.) A classic narrow shoe and tote bag perfectly top off the look.

Seen here: Patrizia Pepe Pants, Suggested Retail $362, Daffy's $80, Poggianti White button up, Daffy's $30, Grey Gazzarini Tie, Suggested Retail $196, Daffy's $50, Madden Leather dress shoes, Suggested Retail $65, Daffy's $40, Black Ben Sherman Bag, Suggested Retail $119, Daffy's $40.

New year, new man


It's all about layering this winter. Try pairing a checkered shirt with a wool cardigan and skinny cargo pants for that easy and cool, yet still sophisticated weekend look. (Hint: The cargo pants will make an easy transition for spring by rolling up the pants with a simple boat shoe).

Seen here: W&CD Sweater Jacket, Suggested Retail $126, Daffy's $60, Delsiean Plaid Shirt, Suggested Retail $106, Daffy's $30, Gazzarini Grey Pants, Suggested Retail $214, Daffy's $60, Calvin Klein suede boots, Suggested Retail $120, Daffy's $60.

New year, new man


The one item every man needs in his wardrobe is a structured coat. It's the easiest way to instantly look polished for any situation. We love a wool coat with a neutral scarf and tee, dark denim and a casual chunky boot. (Hint: Try tucking the denim inside of the boot for that instant street style look.)

Seen here: Gazzarini Outerwear Jack, Suggested Retail $698, Daffy's $169, Fusai Jeans, Suggested Retail $69, Daffy's $20, Martin Gordon Shirt, Suggested Retail $60, Daffy's $10, Transit Scarf, Suggested Retail $94, Daffy's $27, Brown Steve Madden Boots, Suggested Retail $165, Daffy's $100.

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