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8 Formal Fashion Mantras For Men to Stand Out of The Crowd!

8 Formal Fashion Mantras For Men to Stand Out of The Crowd!



  3236      19/09/2014

Dressing well when you go to office is very important. Your attire gives the first impression to anyone you meet, so your dressing sense is the first thing that you are judged upon. So it is very important to take care of the look that you carry. Here we bring to you 9 ways to upgrade your look in the office!


1. Wear monochrome shirts

Always go for shirts with colors that are monochromatic and lighter in shades. They tend to highlight your upper body and also bring attention to the body as a whole. Colors such as whites, beige, browns and even blue looks good on men and can be paired with a darker shade pants. Remember to stay away from bright colors and the trick is to keep them lighter in shade as possible. You can bring life to the shirts by sporting on thin vertical stripes, checks and other patterns. Keep the pattern in line with your overall wear, so that it does not stand like the odd one out.


2. Go for dark colored pants

Pants for formal attires can be in darker or lighter shades and should match the color of the overcoat. Do not attempt to sport something different as it would turn to be a mis- match. Blacks and browns look best and so do lighter shade of grey and beige. It can be pine-stripped or have shiny stripes in a lighter shade. It accentuates the attire on the whole and looks elegant to be worn for any formal occasion.


3. Do it right with smart fitted clothes

Always try to wear clothes that fit your body perfectly. Most of the formal attires that you buy from the shops come with a good fit. If you find them lousy, they can be altered as well. Some of the shops have in-house tailors who would alter the clothes and most of the times and it is the pants that give away a lot of trouble, either it is too long or a bit loose.


4. Make a statement with your shoes

Power dressing is the key to look elegant at workplaces. With all the attire in place, many fail to give importance to the shoes they wear. Some dress well, and end up pairing sneakers to office. It is a definite no-no and would not sound formal as well. If you want to end up playing the cool guy, then try coordinating your attire with a good pair of loafers. Beige, browns and black look good and go well with any office wear.


5. Buckle up!

Belts are given the least importance of all by men and they fail to make use of this elegant accessory. It is important to have good quality belts, as they complete the look of a formal wear. Leather belts look good on men and give them a sophisticated look. Blacks, browns, and beige are the standard colors and go for sleek ones than wider belts.


6. Always smell good

Dressing up in style but not smelling good can put away all the hard work to dust. It is very important to smell good as well as sweat and dust make you feel tired and lost in the crowd. Use a good deodorant and spray on some mild perfume to keep you smelling good all through the day.


7. Tie it up!

Ties are an essential part of the men's wardrobe and it gives a complete look to their formal attire. Choose ties that have similar hues to the shirt and see that they are well pressed and have good knot and tied properly. Pine stripped ties look well on most formal attires and give them a sophisticated look. If you are sporting a bright color tie with strips, keep the color of your shirt neutral or of the same hue of the tie, so that it does not go over the board. Baby pinks and indigo color goes well with any formal attire. Avoid going for crazy patterns and keep the ties simple and yet neutral to be sported on various occasions.


8. Pair it up with khaki pants

Invest in a good pair of Khakis and keep things formal even during weekend office wear. They are always in fashion and are very trendy. Pair them up with corporate shirts or just about anything and you are ready to hit the road. Many times, all it takes is to spend some time evaluating your wardrobe to make the best use of the clothes lying in the closet. Keeping things simple would help you to arrive at the office in style.



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