When it comes to business, you want to look sharp to get ahead. A nice suit and tie speak volumes to your character, and your hygiene and grooming are super important to your overall level of success. So, how do you maximize the benefits of your professional wardrobe? Here are a few great tips to get you started.
First and foremost, the suit is the cornerstone of the professional ensemble. You think of a black suit when you think of a suit, but that’s a limited interpretation that sadly predominates the fashion scene. You can experiment with a few neutral colors to find the right fit for you. Think browns, blues, and greys. Don’t be afraid to try a variety of patterns, too. Checkers, houndstooth, and pinstripes are popular pattern choices. When it comes to the other elements of your professional look, you have more freedom to express yourself, so use your shirt to add a dash of color to your look. Try a canary yellow with a blue grey suit for a complimentary pairing. Adding matching yellow socks to this look is sure to leave an impression. When it comes to your tie, however, all bets are off. A loud and wacky tie is encouraged, let alone the more subtle patterns and colors available. Paisley is a popular choice for tie pattern. Don’t be afraid to drop some coin on some new clothes from Nine West to round out your wardrobe.
Lastly, remember to take care of your hygiene and grooming. Keep a neat hair do, for starters. Don’t forget to keep your face either clean shaven or with neatly groomed facial hair. Whatever the case, you want your face and hair to show an adherence to discipline that speaks to your professional performance.