You know that you need to start rebuilding your wardrobe but what you don’t know is: where to begin? That is often the hardest question. Let’s see:
Building your wardrobe is very important for any professional purpose. When most men want to start dressing professionally, they think they need all their clothes to stand out. But that is completely wrong. All you need are a few tips and a few bucks to get started:
1. Get a Few Suits
You need to buy at least one, preferably about three. But if you’re going to have one suit, make it a good one. All is about fit, even a cheap one can look good. Black, gray or navy are usually recommended by most places when it’s your first time. In a more professional setting, have at least three suits. If not, one will ensure that you are prepared for those annual or biannual occasions, like christmas and seeing the big boss.
Make sure to have two solid colours: a white shirt and a blue one are the least you can do. If you are starting a new job that requires dress shirts, then you will want to get about five. Keep it classic in order for your suits to get the attention they deserve. The worst thing you can do is to make the shirt brighter than the suit.
Go get some ties! Start with solid colors like blue or black and use some silk. A quality tie is an important matter so, don’t be cheap. You can never have enough ties, though and you can have a lot of fun with them. But remember, it is just another accessory used to compliment the suit.
Two pairs of khakis are a good place to start, make sure to use a traditional color. The cut is on you: classic, straight leg, or loose. Try them and find your own style! It depends on what you like, however the current trend is leaning toward a thinner pant leg.
Investing in a nice pair of shoes is definitely not a waste of your time. A black or brown pair that matches with your belt is always a wise decision: they can work together to nicely accent your outfit.
Do not overdo it. You need a belt of course, an everyday watch, a dress watch, and potentially leather gloves (especially if you’re living in Ottawa or Montreal). You can use a hat but make sure it doesn’t take over your outfit. No tuques; stay classy.
This is classic advice, it’s the most tried and true method. Remember, stay simple and clean. Don’t go overboard on any of the items! Do you have any other questions about your wardrobe? Ask the people with 40 years of experience.
It doesn’t matter where you are or where you’re going, there will be always someone taking note of the way you dress, regardless of how you feel about it. There is nothing wrong with this but you have to be careful, especially if you’re trying to grab someone’s attention.