In most traditional industries, managers are almost always expected to dress in a certain way. Regardless of gender, traditional business executives can almost always be seen in a suit, and there appears to be little room for style or fashion.
However, the boom in entrepreneurialism and tech start-ups has introduced a new kind of executive into the world. This business leader doesn’t necessarily need to dress solely in drab, ill-fitting suits in grey or black. Their independence and the industries they work in allow for a far more relaxed dress code, from the CEO to the employees. Often, these executives are far more able to embrace current trends and styles, and they’ve been improving the style of boardrooms all over the world. Not only does this mean the company looks better from a rather materialistic point of view, but research has shown that being well-dressed can have a positive impact on confidence and well-being, helping to create a more engaged and productive workforce.
So, if you’re a business leader or an employee in one of these industries, here are 3 simple ways you can upgrade your style:
1: Get the Essentials
Every man should have the essential menswear pieces in his wardrobe to look his best. These include:
A well-tailored suit
Jeans or chinos
Casual and dress shoes
T-shirts and polo shirts
Having all of these in basic colours will provide you with the necessary clothing to create classy outfits every day. They provide a versatility that will give you suitable outfits for every occasion, whether it’s a business lunch or evening drinks.
2: Wear the Right Watch
Watches are rarely the cheapest accessory you’ll find, but they can communicate a lot about who you are as a person and help finish your outfit. Ideally, you’ll have several timepieces to fit the occasion and outfit you’re wearing, but at the very least we’d recommend a stylish dress watch, or a timeless classic such as the Omega Seamaster or Rolex Submariner. The beauty of these watches is that they’ll go with practically any outfit, and they’ll always be a stylish choice.
3: Combine Colours Effectively
Of course, it really doesn’t matter what you choose to wear if they colours clash horribly – no amount of pressing or designer labels will sell a poorly-matched outfit. Avoid any particularly garish, bright colours (for work, at least) and opt for classic colour combinations to ensure you’re always looking stylish. A good start is to simply be aware that colour combinations matter – if you struggle to put them together yourself, a quick look online will help dramatically, allowing you to see what goes and what doesn’t.