In 2018, deciding what to wear to the office on the 9-5 grind shouldn't be that difficult. More often we are finding suits being shafted for tailored pants, knitwear, shirts and blazers. It's a more smart-casual approach yet styling is paramount.
Here are some looks that you should adopt for your workplace environment:
THE CORPORATE LOOK
If a suit is your jam, then look perfectly put together while maintaining an air of elegance with a classic Charcoal or Navy suit. Ensure your suit is meticulously tailored and paired with the appropriate Dress Shoes and Accessories.
A man in a suit exudes confidence and elegance; just because it's for 'work' doesn't mean you shouldn't look your best. Ensure your jacket and pant is tailored, where needed. Your Shirt should show 1cm to 2cm of cuff, and your trousers should 'kiss' your shoelaces, for a traditional look.
THE CREATIVE LOOK
Just because you’re dressing for work doesn’t mean you can’t bring out your sartorial quirks. If you work in the creative industry, chances are a suit and tie combination isn't required. As such, try mixing and matching your smart-casual separates.
The key to nailing this look is to ensure everything balances. If you go for a tailored Blazer for example, lose the tie and opt for tailored Chinos instead of suit trousers. You want to appear serious and mature without being too stuffy and serious.
As for the footwear, a pair of dress Chelsea boots will never lead you astray, such as the Grimley Chelsea Boot. Uniquely crafted in Italy from a dip-dyed washed leather, the Grimley looks just as good with chinos and a shirt as it would with a suit.
THE FREELANCER LOOK
When you’re a freelancer, no two days are the same. Work tends to fleet from client meetings to quiet afternoons at the studio, so there’s no such thing as a standard office uniform. If in doubt, opt for smart-casual Bomber Jacket, a casual Shirt and neat Pants. This look is sophisticated, yet casual, best complemented with a pair of sleek white Sneakers.