How to dress for success
What To Wear - Does style lead to success?
With everything happening in the world whether it be uncertainty, fear or the fact that we are amongst one of the most crucial elections to take place in the last 20 years. Many see 2017 as the year of change and I for one am happy to say, thank god we’ve got fashion. A spearhead in the right direction for people from all walks of life to express their individuality and be judged not on their beliefs, but from the styles they create from all the fantastics designs that cover the world. We who love fashion, truly must love the world.
We the fashion lovers of today and tomorrow must fight against hatred towards diversity and bring colour to our grey democracy, after all, what we wear is what defines us, what we wear is how the world notices you. So with this in mind, what is the ideal outfit for a man in the workplace?
The Formal Approach
With little emphasis on colour, the formal approach to menswear looks more at strong, bold colours which don't attract a lot of attention but will make a statement in the office space. In this game quality is key and due to the workplace being a generic space for clothing options, the quality, fit and extra additions all contribute to the making of an outfit. The use of small touches in the form of accessories are used to make a big impact, giving the essence of seriousness and the impression of a strong and firm leader. Great examples come from Theresa May and Tim Farron in the current election, who have quite literally adopted this approach with high execution. May’s simple but strong clothing choices attribute to her position as Prime Minister, with a cheeky bag or piece of jewellery to really bring her looks to life. So when looking at the formal approaches to menswear, the suit and white collar rules supreme with the presence of a tie to act as the cherry on top of the cake.
The Laid back approach
When looking up what to wear to work, the current menswear combination for the workplace is said to be somewhat limited in terms of design, which means that like i said earlier, quality of material and subtle but bold touches define the stature of a hard working man. But if Jeremy Corbyn is anything to go by, we might as well wear our socks and sliders (pictured above). Seen as a man of the people, Mr Corbyn’s approach to style shows that you don't need to dress like the rest to be the best, let alone someone who could be in charge of the country. Jeremy’s approach to menswear gives a sense of hope and the feeling of optimism that change is around the corner. But does a laid back approach symbolise structure and safety?
One thing that is for certain is that whatever you wear to work, appearance may have a big part to play with first impressions. But, longevity comes from the man within. Your style is an expression of who you are and you should be proud of it. The essence of conforming to the norm is still at large which limits our style options, so I suggest taking a leaf out of Mrs May’s book and spice up your choice with a nice tie or some great shoes.
What do you guys think, is there a uniform for the workplace?