When you’re at work you need to dress professional and comfortable at the same time. If you’re going to be in the office all day, you shouldn’t feel restricted in your attire. Here’s our 3 tips for dressing for the workplace.
We’ve all had those pair of shoes that scratch the back of your heel when you walk in them too long. The most staple work footwear you should wear are oxfords or derbys. Loafers, monkstraps, and boots do have their place in certain circumstances as long as it coincides with your workplace rules.
Brown and black are always the go-to colours. Anything that jumps out is good for nights out but not when you’re closing a deal with that new client. Perforations, tassels, and similar stylish details on your shoes are best left out but if they aren’t too invasive then it’s not problematic.
As long as you have appropriate dress shoes that feel good on your feet for long hours then you’re good to go.
Don’t Over Dress
If you can get away with dress shoes, jeans, and a polo shirt then don’t over think your work attire too much. You want to be as comfortable as possible especially when sitting for long periods. If you are wearing too many layers you will get hotter and this can distract you from the task at hand. Bring a jacket, hat, gloves, or what ever you need for before and after work but don’t overdo your attire if you don’t have to.
The Right Fit
The two most important articles of clothing you need a great fit in are your trousers and dress shirt. You want to feel fashionable but at ease whether you wear chinos, jeans, or trousers. They should have little slack and give you enough mobility to move around easily. The same goes with your dress shirt as there’s nothing worse than bending the wrong way and ripping it. It should be fitted and show off your silhouette but not skin tight and make you unable to move properly.