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Style Yourself for the Holidays
With Tan France

His style tips for nailing authentic, effortless looks without breaking the bank.?

Tan France standing in a large dressing room or closet, leaning against Samsung AirDresser Tan France standing in a large dressing room or closet, leaning against Samsung AirDresser

If working from home and virtual parties make you feel clueless about how to dress, you’re not alone. Add in budget constraints, and you have a real puzzle on your hands. So how does style icon and #TeamGalaxy member Tan France stay chic while keeping it simple and affordable? Here are his fashion tips for effortless, comfortable, budget-friendly style for your holiday season and beyond.

Tan France is sitting in a living room that’s decorated for the holidays. As he talks about his upbringing, we see childhood photos of Tan and pictures of where he grew up. He then walks into a well-organized closet that is filled with clothes and has a Samsung AirDresser. He shows you a simple monochromatic ivory and tan outfit, then he opens AirDresser and pulls out a button-down shirt with a bold floral print. He then pairs an ivory jacket with navy pants. Tan then gets an alert on his Galaxy Watch Active2, grabs his Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Buds+ and joins his virtual holiday party. Tan France is sitting in a living room that’s decorated for the holidays. As he talks about his upbringing, we see childhood photos of Tan and pictures of where he grew up. He then walks into a well-organized closet that is filled with clothes and has a Samsung AirDresser. He shows you a simple monochromatic ivory and tan outfit, then he opens AirDresser and pulls out a button-down shirt with a bold floral print. He then pairs an ivory jacket with navy pants. Tan then gets an alert on his Galaxy Watch Active2, grabs his Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Buds+ and joins his virtual holiday party.
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It all starts with your closet

Ever find yourself buying the same piece over and over? Before falling into that trap, work with what you already have. “Shop in your own closet as much as possible and then buy supplementary items when needed,” says Tan. If you need to buy something to add more character to your wardrobe, “go for something that is a statement maker...something that you know you're going to wear time and time again,” Tan suggests. To help keep your spending in check, “don't throw your money away on something that is a fad. I would go for something that's a little more classic, and therefore, slightly more sustainable.”

Tan France standing in a closet pulling a patterned shirt out of his Samsung AirDresser Tan France standing in a closet pulling a patterned shirt out of his Samsung AirDresser
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A little effort goes a long way

Even if you’re not going out, Tan still recommends putting some effort into getting dressed. He suggests picking your outfit ahead of time so you can make sure it’s crisp and clean. Tan’s trick for making even a t-shirt look chic? Samsung AirDresser. “The majority of people don't want to iron, but they do want to look fresh,” says Tan. “This product is for those of you out there who just don't want to give any thought to making that one little bit more effort. Put your outfit in this at the end of the day. You get ready in the morning, and you look crisp and clean.”

“Wear something super comfortable, even if it's just your sweats, and then put your money or your effort into what you're wearing up top.”

Tan France is chatting with friends on video using his Galaxy Tab S7, with red Galaxy Buds+ in his ears Tan France is chatting with friends on video using his Galaxy Tab S7, with red Galaxy Buds+ in his ears
A pair of red Galaxy Buds+ in their charging case A pair of red Galaxy Buds+ in their charging case
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Galaxy Buds+ add a pop of color to your virtual party look while also tuning out unwanted noises.
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Party up top, cozy on the bottom

If you’ve ever wished sweatpants qualified as “festive attire,” you’re in luck. When dressing for a virtual holiday party, take Tan’s advice and “wear something super comfortable, even if it's just your sweats, and then put your money or your effort into what you're wearing up top.” And don’t forget to take your background into consideration — it’s all part of your on-camera look, after all. “Go for something that's a little more striking, but not overly distracting with your backdrop,” says Tan. “Just so you really show your personality without it being too hectic when people are looking at you on screen.”

Tan France leaning against a mantel that is decorated with green garland for the holidays and has The Frame TV hanging above it Tan France leaning against a mantel that is decorated with green garland for the holidays and has The Frame TV hanging above it
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Authenticity is always in style

Whether you’re out in the real world or spending time at home, dress for who you really, truly are. “Forget all the noise. Forget what seems to be the cool thing,” says Tan. “Focus on the things that make you ‘you’ and that will, in turn, make you happy.” He says this advice also applies when you’re posting on social media, where you may feel pressure to be a more perfect version of yourself. “If you are feeling afraid to be your authentic self online, really start to think, is the person that I am something to be ashamed of? I'm almost positive the answer is no,” says Tan. “Even if there are parts of your personality, or who you are, that are different from others, that's not a bad thing. Variety is the spice of life.”

A headshot of Tan France A headshot of Tan France

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