A good sense of business style is something that every professional should master. How you present yourself in the office has a real bearing on how you are viewed by superiors and those working under you. No one wants to be passed over for promotion because they are scruffy or ill-dressed, so use your business attire to say something about your capacity for success.
Unfortunately, we can’t all afford to go made-to-measure when buying the perfect suit. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t look suave and successful with off-the-rail items. If you’re concerned about getting a good fit, mix and match the trousers and jacket so you can be sure that they are the right size. Choose something that is straightforward to wash or dry clean. Suit fashions are always changing, but you can’t really go wrong with a two button jacket that has side vents, allowing the cut to be preserved when you sit down. Pick a versatile colour like black, navy or grey so that you can easily match the suit with your shirts and ties.
Colour Me Successful
Avoid becoming part of the army of corporate workers who pair dark ties with dark suits and white shirts. Patterned shirts are perfectly acceptable in a professional environment (as long as the pattern isn’t tiny dinosaurs or burgers) so look for interesting stripes and muted checks. Pair these with bright ties to add a pop of colour. Look for ties in shades that compliment your eyes and skin tone to really dress to impress at the office.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that what you wear on your feet is irrelevant, as long as you have the right suit and tie. Footwear is incredibly important, and will make a statement from the minute you step into the office or a business meeting. Shoes should be cared for in terms of polishing and re-soling whenever necessary. It’s imperative that you choose footwear that is long lasting and high quality, so that it doesn’t need to be replaced regularly. Look for something in durable leather from a specialist company like New and Lingwood. Office shoes will be worn five days a week, and often we walk miles around the office, so opt for style and comfort.