A stylish life begins with mastering the art of looking good, ladies and gentlemen alike. Well-groomed nails, classy shoes and nice outfits are signs of a refined taste of living.
As the ancient saying goes, looking good is good business. Every potential business requires some investment. Nonetheless, when it comes to looking good, it’s not about how much you have to spend on your looks, but how well you manage and combine what you have.
Knowing what works best for you in terms of colors, trends and styles is a starter pack that you need to equip yourself with in this Look-Good business. A pink tie might look good on your friend, but might make you look horrible depending on what color of shirt you pair it with. Irrespective of changing times and fads, some things are always essential. For a guy the essentials are sweaters, Dress pants, a suit, jeans, Dress shoes, Loafers, Button-down shirt. For ladies the essentials are a little black dress, flat shoes, high heels, a blazer, hat, and colourful summer dress, to suit the season.
The secret of the best dressed people
Most dandy dressers shy away from revealing where they get their apparels from, for the sole purpose of keeping their fashion budget a secret. The idea is to keep your admirers guessing. Allow them drool over that expensive looking blazers of yours without knowing exactly where you shop.
Let your shoes and bags do the talking
People judge you more by what brand of shoes and bags you carry more than they judge your outfits. You can dress up nice and simple, but allow your shoes do the talking. Not the ‘koi koi’ kind of noise but the loudness of the brand and worth of the product. You don’t have to invest a fortune to get classy handbags, go for less rampant designs and unique colors.
You can never go wrong with the right accessories. Wrist watches, sunglasses, belts, wallets, hair bands, necklaces, scarves, brooches, ties, cufflinks, etc. usually add a special unique touch to your outfit, irrespective of what you are wearing. The good thing about accessories is that they do not necessarily need to be the same color with your outfit. The more off-color your accessories are, the better it helps you stand out.
Ease off the looks by the day
Every occasion requires a certain look and everyday should have its own silent code. Usually, people who work in corporate organizations, are expected to wear business corporate wears to work, however, you can still slay in your formal outfits.
Here’s the trick . . .
Mondays: Trousers + Shirt + Tie + Jacket + Pocket Square
Tuesdays: Trousers + Shirt + Tie + Jacket
Wednesdays: Trousers + Shirt + Tie
Thursdays: Trousers + Shirt + waist coat/sleeveless sweat shirt
Fridays – Trousers + Shirt + colorful waist coat [so you can blend in if you decide to hit a club after work].
Mondays: Trousers/Skirt + Shirt + Jacket + neck scarf
Tuesdays: Trousers/Skirt + top + Jacket
Wednesdays: Short gown + Blazers [you can take off the jacket for ladies night]
Thursdays: Trousers + top
Fridays – Little black dress [club mode activated after work]
It’s best to start the week with dull colors, tune it up as the week goes by and end the week with a colorful outfit. Meanwhile, Saturdays are best for casuals while Sundays are for exhibiting our rich culture heritage.