Workplaces are complex… different jobs, different expectations, different cultures, and different style of reporting. If that wasn’t enough, dressing up for office is, no longer, easy. You need to make an impression and also keep in mind corporate norms. While some companies have a relaxed dress code (like ours, because we’re a fashion publication), we understand that not all of us have that kind of freedom.
If you belong to the category of the latter, there is no need to feel restricted. Turns out formal dressing can be just as exciting as occasion dressing. We’ve curated a few ideas to dress to impress in a formal workplace environment. Read on…
Sport That Blazer
When all fails, a blazer hails. Nothing beats the timeless charm of a blazer. However, that does not mean that you cannot go wrong with the outfit. While sporting a blazer for a sought-after meeting, make sure it’s well-coordinated with your trousers. To make your blazer look exciting, team it up with a turtleneck instead of a regular shirt. Accentuate your attire with chic shoes. Pro Tip: No-show socks is the new cool in this department; you can show little for greater impact. For the right power play, ditch your boring boyish backpack for a sling laptop bag. And of course, it goes without saying that the colour of the bag must match the colour of the shoes. A timeless rule.
It’s All In The Details
Whoever said it’s the small things that make a difference, was absolutely spot on. Especially for men’s clothing, and even more so for men’s formal wear. For example, you can ditch your plain pants for checked ones (preferably in single tone) and make an impact. A little colour blocking can also weave magic in your outfit. Panel play in the placket looks quite exciting. And there is nothing as divine and essential as the right watch. For a formal setting, it should be the right colour, preferably black and metallic.
Spruce Up With Colour
Who says formals need to be a dull territory? We’ve told you how you can add some checks, some accessories, and a lot of style. Now, try to add some colour. One of the best gifts to men in the past decade has been coloured chinos — maximum on style and yet very safe. A wine, mint, teal or plum can be great alternatives to blacks, grays, and blues. While painting the office red with your colored chinos, remember to keep the overall look simple with a basic shirt, shoes, and other accessories. To make this even more interesting, wear stylish slip-ons and be a wonder to look at, from head to toe.