Don't come down from that July 4th high just yet, because there's another reason to celebrate America this week and, well, I don't know how else to put this, but he's kind of a big deal. Not only do people know him, but he also has many leather-bound books in his apartment, which smells of rich mahogany.
I'm talking, of course, about Ron Burgundy — America's favorite anchorman.
It's kind of hard to believe, but this Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of the first time we were introduced to Mr. Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, one of the most beloved comedies of our time and the source of so many wonderful one-liners.
I love lamp.
But obviously, the person we should really be celebrating here is Will Ferrell, who breathed so much wonderful life into Ron Burgundy that Ben & Jerry's made a flavor inspired by his performance. (That, by the way, is how you know when you've truly arrived.)
With his iconic suit and perfectly coiffed hair, Ron Burgundy is no doubt one of Ferrell's most recognizable film characters. Sure, Mr. Burgundy made us laugh, but it was his sense of style that made him all the more memorable. Really, who would he be without that well-groomed 'stache?
I can only believe that Mr. Burgundy was so style savvy because of Ferrell's impeccable eye for fashion. The guy really has a knack for pulling off bold looks. So, in honor of the film's 10th anniversary, here are 10 style tips that we've learned from Will Ferrell.
1. Know What Colors Work For You
2. Play With Textures
3. Confidence Is Key
4. Dress In What Makes You Feel Like A Million Bucks
Wear what feels good for you, not necessarily what everyone else is wearing. (Also, this is a great look for sippin' on some scotchy, scotch, scotch.)
5. Don't Try Too Hard
Often, less is more.
6. It Is Possible To Look Better Than Jon Hamm
Again, this one is all about confidence.
7. A Good Friend Will Always Be Honest With You
And by always, I mean usually. If you're having doubts, go with your gut.
8. Save Some Money By Borrowing Clothes From Your Friends
Ferrell borrowed Shaq's custom-made suit for the premier of Semi Pro back in 2008.
9. Experiment With Trends
Know that whatever you wear will be better than the combination of a hairy belly and a crop top.
10. Know When It's Time To Get Spiffed Up
Sometimes it's best to stick with the classics.
Whatever you're wearing, stay classy, Bustle readers.
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