The 20 Best Schmidt From 'New Girl' Style Lessons, Because Bedsheets Never Go Out Of Style

Look, I do a lot of blogging about what television characters wear (primarily because it's a combination of two of my favorite things in the world): I've waxed poetic on the ever-fashionable Pretty Little Liars with a cumulative word-count that shocks even me (I honestly think it might be a novel's worth at this point), I've spent hours daydreaming about the fantastical costumes on Game of Thrones (especially all Dany and Margaery's cut-out dresses), and I've also put in some serious time at the J. Crew and Kate Spade outlets scouring the racks, hoping for even an ounce of Mindy Lahiri's piñata-infused style.

But today, on the momentous occasion that is Max Greenfield's 34th birthday, it's time to pay tribute to someone else — someone, who is, if possible, just as full of fashion wisdom as Aria Montgomery, Margaery Tyrell, and Mindy Lahiri combined:

Schmidt.

Yes, he's definitely earned his one-name status (unlike "Kendall," of Kardashian/Jenner fame): In addition to being one of the most neurotically hilarious thirty-somethings on TV, he's also one of the most fashionable. Not only does he have a very distinct sense of personal style, he's also not afraid to branch out — or, as is often the case, eschew clothes entirely (at least, as entirely as network TV will allow).

Over New Girl's three seasons, he's passed on countless nuggets of wisdom... so let's take a look at some of his best advice:

1. Plaid is in

2. (And so is gingham)

3. Bermuda Shorts? A must.

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4. Keep it sexy on halloween

5. Heck, you can even keep it sexy for Christmas

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6. Don't shy away from your feminine side

7. Hey, men can get into eyebrow grooming

8. But classic is good too

9. Sometimes, a little Clint Eastwood goes a long way

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10. You can't go wrong with a classic black T-shirt

11. Also, SUITS.

12. And pocket squares.

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13. And plaid ties

14. And striped ones

15. Ikat: A Thousand Times Yes

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16. Scarves

17. Cardigans + button downs are a must

18. Bedsheets never go out of style

19. But Towels are an acceptable substitute

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20. But most importantly? You can pull anything off; you just have to believe in yourself

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