Regardless of whether it’s for a meeting at work or a date night at an upscale restaurant, dressing up in a smart-looking outfit is one of the best ways for both men and women to gain a bit of confidence from looking their best. One of the main reasons that people tend to stray away from the dressy look is a simple fact that they feel like it’s somewhat stuck up or boring.
Even if this can be the case in certain scenarios, it doesn’t have to be. Even if there is not much that is exciting about a sweater over a white collared shirt, the dressy look can be so much more. Regardless of whether that is through good-looking accessories or by wearing fun and exciting dress socks, this text is a great place to start.
Start experimenting with different colors
Even if the black-and-white look in different combos is a classic for a reason, it’s also somewhat boring. Try to step outside of your comfort zone and start experimenting with different colored clothes to see what suits you best. If you like wearing a sweater over a collared shirt, having the collar in an exciting color can add a lot of excitement to an otherwise toned-down look. It’s still going to look professional, but a lot more personal as well.
In the same way that different and fun colors can add some flair and excitement to an outfit, different textured clothing can go a long way towards helping one look at their absolute best. Try wearing something else than just plain wool clothing and don’t be afraid to mix it up with different textures and patterns in your clothing.
Even if you might not be able to wear exactly what you want, accessories can be used to add some personality and flair to just about any outfit imaginable. One of the best examples of this is watches, and having a classy or cool watch not only helps you tell the time when pulling out your phone would be rude or inappropriate, but they also look good.
A bracelet or a necklace can also be a great way of adding some personality and flair to a dressy look. Here it’s best if you do your research and really take your time to find something that you like and that you feel like you can utilize to your advantage and as a benefit to the look overall.
As we have previously mentioned in this article, socks can be a great way of adding some personality to an otherwise completely professional-looking outfit. One of the best ways of going about it is to not be afraid of color, even if they’re going to be worn in a strictly professional setting.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.