Mother always said, “Never judge a book by its cover,” but unfortunately, that’s just what happens in the world of business. It is so important to look successful without going out of your way to play the part. No matter what business you are in, it is a dog eat dog world and you are going to be competing with some of the best. Look at accessorising your business look as dressing for battle.Perhaps you already have favourite suits you wear whilst out in the field, so here are some tips on the best ways to accessorise your business look.
Tie Clips & Cufflinks
Whoever told you that tie clips and cufflinks were out of vogue? There are few as successful as America’s Donald Trump yet he continues to wear his signature tie clip along with cufflinks when called for. Of course, the cufflinks can be dispensed with on less formal occasions, but if taking a client to dinner, they are most definitely an accessory that shouldn’t be missed. Tie clips can be quite moderately priced and many can be monogrammed. If you have been given one that has been engraved by your company as an award for a job well done, wear it!
Mobile Phone Cases
There is nothing worse than seeing a businessman with a lump in his suit coat pocket from carrying a mobile phone where it doesn’t belong. Tailored suits are meant to fit the body and that unattractive lump totally ruins the look. Rather, accessorise your business suit with a mobile phone case that clips to your belt. Surely you wear a belt with those designer trousers? Whether on a job interview or meeting a client, it is always important to wear your suit to its best advantage. If this means getting a mobile phone case, then by all means, do so.
Another mistake up and coming businessmen make is to wear flashy gold jewellery. This tells clients and prospective clients that you are trying too hard. If you are working that hard to impress them, there must be something to hide. Wearing gold chains on the neck, watches or rings is all well and good. However, always wear understated jewellery, even if it costs an arm and a leg. Those who know true quality will recognise it for what it is and know that you have expensive accessories worn with elegant taste.
Many times it is necessary to travel ‘in the line of duty.’ The travel bags and laptop accessories you choose should be dignified and if possible, a matching ensemble. One collection that comes to mind is the Briggs & Riley Baseline Collection. In an ensemble like this, you can get matching garment bags, a toiletry kit and other pieces in this set. They also have a handsome Victorinox Collection that is available at Global Luggage.
One of the true signs of success is having a look that isn’t overboard. You don’t want to look as though you are trying too hard, that you are trying to impress anyone. Even so, you want outfits and accessories that hint, ever so gently, at your success. Once you learn how to dress for success, the battle is almost over.