'Nail' the look YOUR OUTFIT ESSENTIALS
Catch the eye of the person you’ve been trying to impress with these easy, dapper looks that’ll do the talking for you.
Having an office crush is unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on your levels of optimism) and something that the majority of us go through at least once during our working life. For most, the story is the same. Since the very first day that you met said crush, you’ve made countless attempts to grab their attention, but to no avail. Mixing up your style is a surefire way to solve this all too common conundrum. The general rulebook for office dressing is the same for most of us, no matter which industry you’re in – and it can be a little vanilla at times. But with a few subtle changes, you can easily turn the head of the person you’ve been trying to. Remember though, the way to get your crush’s attention is not to walk in wearing clothes akin to a flamboyant peacock, rather to make subtle style upgrades that are guaranteed to get you noticed. Here are three outfits that will do just that – wear these three outfits and you’ll be hard to ignore.
The Modern Suit
The everyday suit is begging to be mixed up by working men all over the world, and pairing it with a slim-fit roll neck is a great way to do so. As always, there are a few rules worth following to ensure that you’re making an impact for the right reasons. Colour is essential: You need the roll neck to blend into the background and make a subtle - but lasting - impression, rather than have it dominate the rest of your outfit. The modern way to dress is all about building outfits that bring together high and low pieces, so a fitted suit and a more casual knit is perfect.
Mix up your textures
While most people within your office’s four walls will be sticking to neutral pieces that will likely blend into the background, you should be leading the way to make an impact through the use of slightly bolder patterns and varying textures. Again, we’re not talking about outlandish patterns that’ll have your boss guiding you in the direction of the door before you’ve even set up for the day, but instead something like a quiet check suit in a heavier material that’ll work whatever the weather. The perfect investment? A suit that works as well as two separates as it does as one piece.
The right kind of casual
Dressing casually for the office can lead even the most sartorially savvy men into murky waters. The key here is to err on the side of caution and a good way to determine how office-appropriate your outfit is, is to avoid anything you’d wear on a blurry Sunday morning. No jeans, no tracksuits, no sports kit. Instead, opt for perfectly balanced outfits such as a pair of tailored trousers and a blazer matched with a crisp white tee, or a pair of chinos, trainers and a sharp bomber.