Some companies, in modern and more relaxed business contexts, have lifted the obligation to wear a tie . This does not mean that the office outfit is still a rule to follow in the business environment.
Image matters, our look at work represents an important form of non-verbal communication (tie included). It transmits professionalism and trust to customers, respect towards colleagues regardless of the working sector.
The office outfit can be updated, customized but it is right to take care of it, give it the attention it deserves. Starting with the usual golden rules, the manager, representative or bank employee will know how to adapt to his environment.
Elegant, classic, formal, casual. The choice is yours, but never neglect the look in the office.
The outfit for the formal office: tips
If you tend to the formal look you have two chances :
– classic single- breasted , anthracite color with 2-3 buttons or Prince of Wales, a slight checked pattern;
– double- breasted blue or dark brown.
The perfect match includes:
– blue or white cotton shirts with Italian collar;
– dark brown or black lace-up shoes according to the dress to match, always polished and in order.
The tie plays an important role, so much so that it cannot be defined simply as an accessory. It expresses personality with a color, a pattern, a knot.
Whether it’s single-breasted or double-breasted, for the tie choose the solid color or, at the most, tiny patterns that reflect the texture of the suit. Carefully avoid too flashy colors (canary yellow, pea green, candy pink) or flashy and eccentric prints.
The best solution is the hand-sewn tie, strictly in silk, with a windsor knot or haute couture personalized ties such as those proposed by Cravattificio Lamberto Conti. If you want to give it an extra touch and leave its mark, apply a tie clip.
If your business and casual look, you should know that …
If you prefer casual even in business you can be perfect at work in a few simple steps. With casual you can indulge yourself more avoiding the tie.
The broken shirt (trousers and blazer) is the best solution for those who do not intend to give up the safety of the jacket. You can opt for the classic dark blue blazer to combine with a pair of gray trousers or jeans. Alternatively, you can wear a brown or dark green jacket paired with blue trousers or chinos.
And the shirts ? Choose a white shirt with a French collar and, if you really want to give up the tie (there are casual ones, you know?), Wear a cashmere or cotton sweater with a V-neck or throat satin or a classic gilet (knit or fabric) .
Do you want to feel even more casual? Keep your shirt in the closet and wear an invisible t-shirt or knitted polo shirt.
For shoes you can range from black lace-ups and luxury sneakers, boots or moccasins in leather or suede, but never too light.
You could also think about combining a denim shirt or an overshirt jacket with a slightly more elegant suit.
Office outfit: avoid these mistakes
Regardless of the style and way of thinking of your colleagues or the boss, there are rules of good taste in dressing that it is impossible to escape.
Here ‘s what you should never wear to the office :
– with the exception of the casual look, combining sneakers with a suit is a choice absolutely to be avoided;
– if you think that socks are not only noticeable because you are standing, know that when you sit in your office they are very noticeable. We strongly recommend avoiding terry socks;
– even on particularly hot days, try not to wear short-sleeved shirts . Colleagues and superiors will thank you;
– jackets with patch pockets are too sporty and risk hurting your manager’s look.