It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together. Take an example, what we are expected to wear at the workplace has evolved from to more business-casual with the work place uniform being a button-up shirt with khakis or suit bottoms and depending on the weather, a sweater or blazer thrown on top.
But even if this is how you dress on a normal work-day, chances are you’ll have to dress up for your career making pitch at the boardroom.I should note, however, that the degrees of formality do tend to vary between industries, companies, and roles. Just because your current role requires you to wear a suit doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to blend in with the rest of the crowd. Infact, blending in might work against your favour as looking like everyone else might make you seem easily replaceable.
You need to stand out! Now now, I’m not an advocate for peacocking. But paying close attention to the patterns and colours you don could go a long way to making you the least forgettable guy in the boardroom, and we’re looking at this as a good thing.
But honestly, don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live. After all, the most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.
Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
At the end of the day, the timeless check pattern is an essential if you’re considering updating your wardrobe. It’s a powerful tool that gives you the chance to stand out in the crowd, and in your career!