Make sure you look the part at your next interview or simplify ensure that your stand out on the corporate battlefield by perfecting your corporate wardrobe. Here are a few tips and items to help you in putting together a wining wardrobe that will guarantee a simple yet professional appearance.
A well-tailored suit will help to create a look that screams I mean business. Keep your suit simple and professional by sticking to black, gray, navy, and pinstripe designs with no more than two buttons.
Tailored Suit by Paul Smith available form MrPorter.
Price: R12 023.94
Tip: Take off your suit jacket while driving or commuting to work – this will keep your jacket crease and wrinkle free.
Keep your shirt designs simple and professional by sticking with pinstripe or solid colours. This winter contrasting collars are in style and are a sure way to give you that extra fashion flare at the office.
Purple pinstripe with contrast collar shirt by Turnbull & Asser available from MrPorter.
Price: R3 230.33
Shoes are as important as every other aspect of your corporate wardrobe – stick to sophisticated designs like brogues and oxfords to keep your style professional. If you work in a creative environment a pair of coloured brogues or dress sneakers will also be a great addition to your office look.
Leather brogues by Grenson G-One available form MatchesFashion.
Price: R3 204.92
Tip: Avoid shiny leather shoes during office hours and stay away form tennis shoes and loafers if you want to been seen as a young professional.
Accessorising your young corporate look is extremely important, the right accessories will take your office look from boring to extraordinary – here’s a list of accessories to consider:
A tie is the easiest way to add some business or colour to your everyday office style. Remember to go for designs that compliment your shirt’s colour.
Flower Print Tie by ASOS Men available form ASOS.
There’s nothing worse than getting socking wet in the rain on your way into the office. Every young gentleman should own a walker umbrella to keep dry on those rainy days.
Walker umbrella by Paul Smith available from Julesb.
Piece: R1 432.97
Another easy way to add some colour to your office look is by placing a vivid pocket square in your suit jacket’s upper pocket.
Purple and blue polka dot pocket square by Julesb available form Julesb.
Tip: Stick to solid-colour pocket squares for pinstripe suits, and patterned designs for solid-colour suits to break up the uniform colour.
A great watch is perfect to keep you on time and on trend, choose a simple leather or steel strap design with a classic face-front that can easily be mixed and matched with different outfits.
Leather strap watch by Ted Baker available form Ted Baker Online.
Price: R1 367.96
You should always wear a belt with formal pants or a suit; it completes your over all look and keeps your style on trend and professional.
Black leather belt by Ted Baker available from Ted Baker Online.