Speaking of kicks, you don't even have to wear sneakers 24/7. Learn to switch up your game with casual footwear like thick-soled plaintoe oxfords, Wallabees, or chukkas. Having a pair of brogued wingtips or double monks is nice too, but the idea is to be able to wear them casually, not having to fully dress up all the time.
9. Embrace simple footwear