You are on your way to the financial district of your city, wearing a perfect tailored Tom Ford suit, and you definitely look the part, but so does everyone else in your office. So, how can you personalize your look and add a bit more of your personality to your traditional sharp look?
Well, the answer is simple, just look to the wealthy of accessories at your disposal. Even the smallest accessories can tell a lot about your personality without affecting your professional look.
We know you are a busy man, so we’ve picked a few accessories for you:
Let’s start with what you can wear on your face; glasses tell a lot about you, so instead of choosing a traditional frame to go with your day-to-day look, be bold, choose a frame that you really like. You can do the same with sunglasses, from classic Rayban aviators to modern Polo Ralph Lauren—you will find many styles to choose from and add an extra bit of personality to your look.
Tie pins may feel old-fashioned but before you veto them, take a look at some very charming and polished pins you can find online, forget about the ones your old folks used to wear. Tie pins nowadays are a lot more refined and modern, and you can find them in all shapes and colors too.
A watch is a fantastic way to express your personality. Wristwatches are versatile, sophisticated, and you can have more than one to pick and choose according to your suit and occasion. Just make sure you choose a quality watch; Bulova, Garmin, and Citizen are good brands.
Cufflinks are a great way to show your true colors as there is a huge variety in the market to suit all styles. So why don’t you explore the world of cufflinks, you can choose a high-end brand, such as Hugo Boss and Ted Baker, or pick a design that features something you like, such as a pair of anchors or the logo of your favorite band or football club.
Belts are a tricky accessory to wear as you can find thousands of shapes, shades, and colors out there, but you don’t want to wear a belt that attracts too much attention. You can still show your personality through a belt, but keep in mind you are still dressed in a high-end suit. With that said, choose a belt carefully and keep the ones with big bright and shining buckles at home.
Plain black socks are very basic; most people go for it because you can’t go wrong with black socks unless you are wearing a white suit. Since a white suit is a no, no in the financial industry, black socks are the go-to option, but if you want to add personality to your socks, you can. Just pick calve-high socks, as they look better with suits. Armani has great ones, but high street shops also provide stylish socks.
Shoes are also a great way to add a bit of personality to your look, as long as you don’t use a red vinyl shoe to go to work. You can keep your red shining shoes for a less formal environment.
Loafers, shoes without lace, are a great option, less traditional but still look the part. If you are a traditional guy though, go for lace-up shoes, they will look great too. Just make sure, whatever shoe you buy, always value quality. A quality shoe will also tell a lot about your personality, but you won’t have blisters all over your feet at the end of the day.
Your Wardrobe Should Reflect Your Personality
Adding your own personal touch to your corporate wardrobe can be tricky; but remember, practice make it perfect. So keep playing around with your options, read about men’s fashion, and you will soon master the art of personalising your sharp banker look.