Accessorize a bespoke look to stand out in a crowd.
Let’s face it: repetition is boring. It doesn’t quite matter what type of repetition it is – food, tasks, clothing – everyone yearns to keep things fresh and exciting. With repetition comes monotony, and it’s important to shake things up and bring some flair into your daily routine.
Men often seek advice on forums for the best ways in which they can accessorize their suits. Unlike women, men have limited options and styles with which they can work. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t much to be done with coordinating the right pairs of shoes, ties, scarfs, belts, etc with your suit to spruce things up a little. Incorrect pairings can often change your direction of intent and keep you from looking sleek and stylish.
Here are some tips on how to take your everyday suit and stylishly freshen up your look with a few simple accessorizes
Ties are one of the simplest accessories you can use to quickly change up your look. Most men don’t see their suit as complete without a tie, so why not use an everyday accessory to add a little flair? Depending on the look you are going for, or the event you are attending, it is important to match the look and feel of your tie to your outfit and the occasion. For more formal occasions, it’s often advised to stick with calmer patterns, design, and colors, but if you are going for a more casual look, have fun with your tie selection and step outside of your comfort zone to create a unique style that speaks to you.
A pocket square instantly adds elegance and sophistication to your look without breaking the bank. When paired with a tie, a pocket square adds an additional layer of sophistication to your look; perfect for more formal or special occasions. Pocket squares and ties do not need to match, but remember to keep the combination within the same family of colors, patterns, or designs to keep the look cohesive and to have the two accessorizes complement each other. If you want to keep it cool and casual, like for a night out with friends or a date, keep the tie at home and accessorize your look with only a pocket square. These occasions are perfect for more colorful and spruced up designs. Don’t feel the need to stick with a neutral color palate – have fun and make the look your own with vibrant colors, playful designs, or eye-catching patterns. Pocket squares are also perfect for adding flair and sophistication to a blazer.
A watch is a simple way to add to your look – and often an accessory that most men already own. Your timepiece of choice doesn’t need to be expensive or designer at all. The importance of a watch, other than telling time, is providing you with an easy alternative to sprucing up your look. Pair your outfit and your timepiece to work for the occasion for which you’re using it. If the occasion is formal, stick with a more downplayed design and classic timepiece, which adds style and classiness. For a more relaxed or everyday occasion, feel free to have fun with the watch you choose and let your inner stylist shine through.
Socks are an understated accessory and are often overlooked. Instead of sticking to the traditionally formal dark navy or black dress socks, you can always add a touch of flair to your look with patterned or colorful socks. Just keep in mind that your selection should not be overpowering or inappropriate for the occasion. Have fun with the socks you choose, but don’t go overboard with overly colorful and boisterous picks. Remember this simple saying to help you out: if you have a brightly colored tie and pocket square, dial it down with the color of your socks and vice versa.
If you want to keep things simple and avoid spending more time getting ready in the mornings, patterns are meant for you. Perfect for any occasions, you can choose patterns in your dress shirts or ties to add to your outfit. For a more refined and business acceptable look, stick to more muted suit colors if you plan to accessorize with patterned ties or dress shirts. Even opting for a plain dress shirt with a bold tie pattern will brighten up your appearance. Whether you choose a floral, geometric, or striped shirt and tie, make sure you mix your patterns wisely and don’t overdo it. If your pattern is bold and colorful, keep the rest of your outfit in neutral tones to balance your overall look.
Scarves are simple, but great, accessorizes for dressing up your look –especially in the colder months. Not only will it keep your neck nice and toasty, but you’ll also look stylish. The best thing about accessorizing with a scarf if that they provide an easy and elegantly refined look. Just remember that there are many different, and quick, ways to tie a scarf and that the style you choose will either dress you up or down.
Suspenders come with a charm of their own, but are not for everyone. To update your look and keep it old school and unique, add a pair of suspenders. You can rock suspenders with your suit whether it’s for a formal or casual occasion. When pairing everything together, keep in mind that you want a cohesive look, which channels your style so mix and match wisely.
Just like with any other accessory, shoes can speak to your style. To liven up your everyday suit with shoes, add a pair of statement shoes. This doesn’t mean you have to wear crocodile embossed designer dress shoes at all. Just pick a shoe, which speaks to your personality and rock it with confidence. You can also use statement footwear to spice up your casual look. Don’t feel confined to using any of these tips for suits only. If you want to achieve a fashionable casual look for a night out, dark wash jeans with a fashion sneaker are also a great way to add some flair. Remember, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident.