Dress for the Occasion
Unlike a tailored suit, this is an off-the-rack piece that can be completed in an hour or less. If you’re just starting out in your career and haven’t purchased a suit before, choose the classic black with gray or gray with blue. It will give you professional flair while still staying true to your personality; it’s easy to make minor changes like adding some cuff links and tie bars.
You can never go wrong with a classic suit in black, gray or blue. Wear it with confidence and style.
Trim It With Details
Pinstripes are a great detail to add to your suit, especially if you’re wearing one of the darker colors. A quality pair of shoes and a crisp white shirt also make you look like you know what you’re doing.
A crisp white shirt and quality shoes will transform your suit and give you a professional look.
Match Your Accessories to Your Work Space
Is Your Workplace Dress Code Casual or Formal?
If your office requires a suit, you may have a few options based on the occasion. You can choose to wear a gray or blue suit for a formal event (with the addition of a dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes) or stick to black for more casual events. This article will focus on what to wear for the more formal occasions.
Navy Blue Jacket with White Collar and White Pocket Squares
Navy blue is a versatile color for a business suit that works well for both casual and formal occasions. The outfit is sharp and will make you stand out. It’s not exactly the easiest outfit to pull off, but the details make all the difference. Details like a white dress shirt with the collar buttoned, white cuff links, a white pocket square in your jacket’s breast pocket and an embroidered blue tie complete this business look.
Black Jacket with Black Collar and White Pocket Squares
When Should You Wear a Tie?
Wearing a tie, or knot, will always look professional. It should be worn in all formal events, but that is not the only time you need one. You could also wear a tie to make a statement during the holiday season, like during the winter, when it’s very common to see men in business suits with festive ties, like red and green bow ties. So, where do you start?
First, the question will come up, “Is it appropriate?” That is the important part to answer, because if you wear a tie for work and you know one day you’ll be wearing a tuxedo to a formal event and your boss won’t be happy, it’s a different story. So, you may have to ask, “Is it appropriate?” If you are unsure if it’s appropriate, consider this.
I’ve seen people wear a necktie out at a bar or in the car, and then not wear any tie the next day at the office. I don’t think they look bad with their bare necks because they’re dressed up in their business casual clothes and if they are heads of departments or have important roles on the team, men should always dress in business casual attire. But, people in the office notice and will think you don’t care about your appearance or that you’re not professional.
What to Wear If You’re A Teen at a Business Meeting?
Dress for the Occasion: If you’re attending a business meeting that requires a suit, dress to impress. You can wear a blue or gray suit and complement it with a blue shirt and tie or gray suit with black shirt and tie. If your company has a dress code, add cuff links or tie bars to the outfit so you don’t forget. If you’re applying for a job, wear your best business attire to the interview, and then again to the follow-up interview.
Bring the Right Documents: Bring copies of your resume and references, if applicable. Have a notebook handy to take down any important information that might be discussed during the meeting. As a teen, it’s important to remember that you’re much younger than many of the people in attendance. Stand up straight and be eager when speaking so that you don’t seem shy or uninterested in what’s going on.