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Three Ways to Smooth Up Your Fall

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Fall can be full of stress between social engagements, work outings, and the frenzy of the school year. Here are some ways to navigate the season with confidence and style.

Smooth Style

Combat those final warm days by adding linen to your life, which will help you look cool and stay cool. It’s perfect for work or an outdoor wedding. When shopping, don’t forget it’s a very rigid fabric — you might need to try on one size-up.

“Linen is a key and underrated fabric for both men and women — it’s not just for the beach,” says Sabir Peele, creator and editor of men’s fashion blog “Men’s Style Pro,” who is partnering with BIC Razors to share his perspective on confidence and style. “For women, solid color linen pants can make other elements of your outfit pop. For guys, try out a linen shirt next time you have to wear a suit jacket. It’ll help you stay cool at formal outdoor events like work parties or weddings.”

Guys, remember, fashion and style is for the face, too. According to a recent national “Modern Manners” survey from BIC Razors conducted by Survata, 72 percent of millennial men asked agree that “being well-groomed” is an important part of being a gentleman. Whether it’s clean-shaven, a beard, moustache or goatee, Peele suggests trying out the BIC Flex 5 razor to create or maintain your signature look. Its precision edging blade is useful for shaping your unique facial hair style. For more information and style tips, visit BICFlexRazors.com.

Smooth Dating Moves

Dating creates occasions for both smooth — and unsmooth moves. One of the most telling moments during a relationship can be how you ask someone out on that first date. Even in the age of millennials tied to their smartphones, the importance of human contact is undeniable. When millennial men were surveyed and asked about the politest way to ask someone out on a date, 92 percent indicated they preferred a face-to-face conversation, listing dating apps as one of the least polite ways.

This season, take the classic dinner date in a different, but thoughtful, direction. Prepare food in advance and go on a picnic, which is a great opportunity for one-on-one conversation and showcasing your cooking skills. “Set the scene with music by packing your smartphone, Bluetooth or speakers. Although you’re in your neighborhood park, some Spanish tunes can whisk you both away to a ‘Piazza of Seville,’” Peele suggests.

If those cooking skills or time are lacking, don’t worry — grab prepared dishes from a local fresh market. And if you’re feeling exceptionally smooth, bringing your date to a movie or music in the park will lead to a few bonus points in your favor.

Create a Smooth Workout

In fall, many runners take a break from mundane indoor gyms to hit the streets. Pounding the pavement can exaggerate stress on muscles and joints. Don’t be sidelined with an injury. Try different outdoor workouts like running and hiking grassy hills, or biking a trail. Peele recommends moving your workout off land for a swim or kayaking adventure. With these smooth moves, you can enjoy the fall season with confidence.