It is unfortunate that most men are not born with or do not acquire through life, the innate ability to dress well in any situation. Do not worry if this is you, as we are here to help with some important fashion tips for the workplace, although they are easily applied to outside the office as well.
First, never wear sneakers to work, even if your company has a relaxed dress policy, sneakers are off limits. Have you ever met someone in your workplace wearing sneakers and though wow, he sure dresses smart. Exactly, and the key to advancing in the workplace, or with women, is to be noticed for all the right reasons, not the wrong ones. Go for a comfortable, smart looking pair of Italian loafers instead, they are just as comfortable and look fabulous.
Dark socks? No matter what you wear to work, never, ever wear white socks with your shoes, it just looks stupid. Not to mention it draws the eye down to your feet, and generally you want people looking at your face, or at least admiring your suit. Belts are beautiful and not only do they keep your pants up, they also make a great fashion statement as well. A good belt will pull your outfit together and make it look classy. Go with simple design in good quality leather for work, and then feel free to express your creative side while out on the town.
Smelling nice is not really a fashion tip per say, but smelling great is one way to make yourself noticed. Likewise, so is smelling bad so tread this ground carefully. Avoid the heavy, spicy colognes like Old Spice or Brut, instead aim for a scent that is lighter and less offensive in close quarters. Your number one work wear accessory should be a few great looking ties. There is a lot of flexibility here in terms of colors and patterns, and as long as you don't go crazy with color combinations you should look fantastic. Note that chicks dig ties, so start wearing one when you are out to see what kind of reaction you get.
Keep it formal if you want to make an impression in the work place, you need to dress like you belong there. No matter what the dress level of your company is, you should try to remain on the top tier as far as the dress code. If everyone wears jeans, then wear khakis. Or if you are surrounded by suits, make sure yours looks better. It does not cost very much to invest in a few key pieces that will keep you looking great at your job. The same goes for off work hours.
Mind the dew, because your hair is a very important fashion accessory, and should be given as much attention as anything else you wear. Make sure it is always neatly styled, and use mousse or gel to keep it in place. Power suits are the single most important piece of clothing in your work arsenal is the power suit. Wear it to as many meetings as you can to convey the impression that you are serious about your work and are there to get the job done.
Getting the right cut in anything you wear, to work or not, should flatter your body style. All your clothes should be comfortable but not baggy. If you want to look taller and thinner, get pinstriped pants, and if you are a bit on the short side try out some shoes with a heel. Take it easy, because a man must look good no matter where he is, this includes when you are just hanging out.