The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 2

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2010. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.


A Lesson in Linens

As you know, you get what your pay for. This extends from your shoes to your sheets. Nick Olsen, the up-and-coming interior designer and blogger, insists that when you're ready to put a little money into your place, you start in the bedroom. "Guys need nice bed linens, so depending on the budget, it could be Restoration Hardware or Frette," he advises. "Polyester dorm-room sheets are a turnoff—men, women and house pets will lose all respect for a guy with some faded post-college comforter."

Italian-made bedding, $15 to $250 at Restoration Hardware

Doppio Ajour sheet set, $945 at Frette

Food & Drink
Personal Care
A Month of Tips