How To Stand Out In A Suit
It can be difficult to show your individuality when wearing a suit, especially when it comes to a strict dress code such as black boardroom attire. Fortunately, there are small ways that you can personalize a suit so that you don’t feel entirely like a drone. Here are just five ways to stand out in a suit.
Choose the right tie
In some instances, you may only be able to wear a black tie. However, if you have the choice to wear something a little different, this can be a great way to make yourself stand out. Block colored ties are usually your safest bet. Different colors can have different effects – red is bold and authoritative, whilst blue is more calming. You can also opt for patterns that make your tie stand out. Keep in mind that wacky patterns may not be appropriate in some situations.
Get creative with cufflinks
Cufflinks can be another great accessory to bring your suit to life. There are countless quirky designs out there that give your sleeves an extra bit of character. You may even be able to theme cufflinks around events such as a captain’s wheel for a sailor’s club meeting or a seashell for a beach wedding. You can shop for luxury cufflinks online. Some cufflinks also come with matching tie pins.
Make your socks stand out
You may have to wear black shoes and trousers, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear black socks. Consider wearing bold colors or incorporating patterns that match your tie. Some people are even starting to brave white socks with a suit – these can match a white shirt but may give off a slightly smart-casual look.
Decorate your lapels
There are lots of ways to decorate your lapels too. If you don’t have to wear a name badge, you could consider some other kind of badge that gives your suit an extra bit of flourish. This could match your cufflinks. Alternatively, you could pin a flower to your lapel. Whilst these are often reserved for special events like weddings, flowers can still be made subtle enough for the workplace and could help to give you a cheerier appearance. Whilst decorating your lapel, also consider your breast pocket. Placing a handkerchief in here can often be another way of adding individuality.
Wear a watch
Watches are the perfect accessory to wear with a suit. They can help give the impression of being organized making them great for work. You want to ideally keep your watch smart to match your suit. Leather straps can give a more casual and laid-back feel but are often still suitable for formal settings. A digital watch might help to give you a more modern look that could be useful for certain roles. Be careful of other wristwear and bracelets that may look too casual.
It’s the Gentlemen’s Curb where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. If you have a topic that you want us to cover, please email us email@example.com