Unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg who may be the only one that can wear a “uniform” that is actually just typical everyday clothing items (a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, hoodie, and a pair of Nike shoes), you may want to invest in more formal office clothes, especially if you work for a suit-and-tie company. Dressing well and appropriately is important, especially if you want to be taken seriously and leave a good impression. Well, pulling off a smart office look is something that anyone can learn to do. In light of that, let’s go through a few tips.
Go for the Slim Fit
This may sound obvious, but many get it wrong. If your clothes are too baggy or too tight, they are not going to look good on you. Ensuring proper fit applies to everything you are wearing, especially your pants. Your black skinny jeans may be fine for the weekend and your baggy cargo pants may feel like wearing your pj’s, but your boss isn’t going to appreciate you looking like a guy from an Urban Outfitters’ catalogue.
Up Your Shoe Game
Even if you already own all the right fitting suits and ties every man should have in his closet, your professional wardrobe cannot be quite complete without the right mens professional shoes. With a nice pair of mens professional shoes alone, you can elevate your style immensely. Stylish black leather shoes, for instance, can add a professional polish to almost any ensemble. For those colder days with just a hint of early-morning freezing rain, when you’ve still have to go to that lunch with Ryan from accounting (who by the way always insists on walking), you’ ll need boots that will stand up to the elements while still looking good with a suit. That means choosing shoes that feature moisture absorbent lining and are made of full grain leather.
In addition to their aesthetic, your shoes should also be the most functional piece of clothing you wear on a daily basis. For the purpose of treating your feet the right way, look for shoes with removable lining and insoles as they should be flexible enough to allow you to take them off and add on easily. In addition, look for rubber outsole as this helps absorb the shock of hard surfaces. Finally, don’t forget to make sure that your shoes are polished and in good condition.
Invest in Quality and Simple Pieces
Finally, as they say, you get what you pay for and that statement is almost always true for fast cheap fashion. There are many reasons why, but mainly it’s because poor quality shoes, cheaply made pants with uneven seams and a zipper that sticks out will not serve you for a long time to come. But cashmere made clothes, for instance, feel and look expensive. A good-quality knit can communicate to others that you are someone who can handle more responsibility.