Ultimate Style Guide to Accessorizing for Business
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” ~Coco Chanel
Watch the Clock
Talk about being timeless. Watches never go out of style. Being punctual is essential, and if your watch is eye-catching, you will be more tempted to check the time constantly. Watches, since their inception, have always screamed refinement, professionalism, and confidence. These days, watches can lean into the artsy and outrageous. But never fear; the classics always remain. When you want to ooze control, confidence, and subtle charisma, then a chic simple watch is the way to go. Forget large faces and blinding bling. It doesn't have to be a brand name either, but don't be afraid to spend a little to get a voguish watch to look extra sharp while being fashion-forward. You can even opt for a smartwatch complete with all the modern fixings.
Get the Bag
The humble bag has a big job, seamlessly integrating with our well-put-together outfit while holding all our life's essentials. That's a big job! Functional fashion always is. Bags are one of the first things anyone takes note of when first introduced to you, so make that first impression count. And this goes for men too. There is a reason good handbags and good briefcases are an investment. They are made of the highest quality, which speaks to your impeccable taste, and they keep everything safe, and organized, to get you through the day. A good bag can last a lifetime, so don't skimp on this purchase.
Shine Bright Like a DiamondJewelry is the bittersweet bane of our existence. Like a moth to a flame, or a kid in a candy store, we cannot seem to resist the irresistible pull of these shiny trinkets. Unfortunately, it is a slippery slope from the right amount of jewelry to utterly gaudy and slightly blinding to others. In your downtime, let your creativity flow and wear the biggest hoops you want with as many chains as your heart desires. But when it's time to market yourself or your brand, simple and chic is the way to go. Overdoing jewelry is the surefire way to have people thinking you're loud, garish, and obnoxious. Stick to the classics, small earrings, no unnecessary rings, classic cufflinks, and elegant bracelets.
The final accessory to complete any professional apparel is the quintessential shoes. Now halt the 5-inch pumps just a bit. Even if you can run in heels like a sprinter, anything over 3 inches in the business arena can be off-putting, intimidating and distracting. Instead, choose cute yet sensible shoes. I can see the eye rolls. But there are fashion-forward, decently heeled work-ready heels that won't have you internally screaming for dear life when you should be focused on the next milestone.
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