Every day, spending eight to nine hours in a workplace demands motivation. Dressing up can be one of the key things that can keep you going. Unfortunately, many of us have a phobia that dressing for work would mean wearing the same dull boring shirts, trousers, formal skirts, suits and blazers every morning. We often end up feeling disappointed when we fail to find stylish ways to transform our office looks. While there is no typical rule for fashion and styling, here are some cool ways to style your formal wear like a fashion icon.
1. Add some hues to your formal look
Be it casuals or formals, colours can enliven any outfit. Some people are unreasonably scared of incorporating colours to their formal looks. They usually stick to monochrome, navy or grey outfits for office. Colours can add the element of timelessness too. Men can think about an olive green suit with tan coloured loafers, a white shirt with mustard coloured chinos whereas women can pull off a grey dress with a tangerine blazer paired with transparent heels or tan coloured flared pants with an oversized white shirt and waist clinched with a wide belt.
You can also experiment with pinks, maroons, mustard and brighter shades of blue that are versatile year-round shades. They will indeed lift your entire dreary office look in minutes. But remember to avoid going overboard when it comes to adding colours. Stick to just one or two and play around with them for an extraordinary look.
2. Stick to tailored-fit
When it comes to formals, getting the right fit is the biggest game changer. So get your formal wear tapered according to your measurements and invest on the same from the right brand. Not only will it make you feel comfortable, but it will also give you a polished look you always craved for.
3. Bring in some stripes to your formal wardrobe
Be it a simple formal shirt, a blazer or a trouser, stripes can be a crowd puller. All you need is to pair it well. Since summers are making way, men can pair a linen shirt with plain black, blue or off white chinos, while women can either wear pencil pants or simply add a striped summer blazer to monochrome formal wear.
4. Glasses to the rescue
Pairing eyeglasses with your formal wear can help you create a sophisticated look. All you need to do is pick the ones that compliment your face cut. You can pick different shapes of frames to match your outfit and personality. For instance, if you are keeping the outfit minimal with a black tie, rimless frames will be the best choice.
5. Add drama to your modest white shirt
It may sound silly but you can make your basic white shirt look luxe by simply adding some smart details. While men can carry a crossbody leather bag and wear tan coloured oxfords and a simple brown belt with their white shirt, women can add the fun element by wearing statement pieces like pumps, gold coloured bracelets with a metallic watch, a simple neckpiece, or an oversized blazer over their crisp white shirt.
To ace a polished formal look, it is also important to keep yourself groomed with manicured hands, blow-dried hair and a well-trimmed beard. So get ready to try these looks and dismiss the myth that office wear is boring. These styles deserve a spot in every millennial wardrobe as they are never going out of style.
About the author: Surya Suri started his professional journey with the Indian film industry and was a part of it for nearly 5 years. However, hailing from a business family, Surya eventually joined the family business. He is now the man behind Steele Collection, a custom-made men's and women's luxury apparel brand crafted to suit the taste of the classy new-age generation.
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