Dressing sharply can significantly impact your confidence levels and ability to convey authority and close deals. With COVID-19 restrictions easing up and more people commuting to the office or traveling for work, we've compiled a list of business casual must-have items and tips.
Are you ready to take your sartorial aesthetic from WFH to polished and irresistible? Let's get started.
Take a long, hard look at your closet. You likely have staples such as button-down dress shirts and slacks that you use frequently, but many of your dressier seasonal pieces have probably been gathering dust.
So, the first order of business before jet-setting is to check whether last season's attire still fits you. After that, you'll need to take the necessary garments to the dry cleaners and buy items currently missing from your power dressing arsenal.
The coronavirus pandemic and lack of demand for formal wear led major retailers like Brooks Brothers and J. Crew to file for bankruptcy.
Retailers had to cotton on to trends and make business casual wear comfier to survive the cultural shift. Think slimmed-down pant legs that gel with casual footwear and adjusted dress shirts that look good when untucked.
When restocking your wardrobe, try to purchase high-quality classic pieces that will last a long time. Clothing items that you can mix and match offer the ultimate flexibility.
You can wear these pieces often, style them half a dozen ways, and neither you nor your colleagues will tire of them. Look for well-fitting pants or custom make one or two flattering pairs of trousers.
Business trips may call for multiple looks to meet the demands of various meetings and speaking engagements.
To save some scratch, browse sales racks at your nearest department stores. Or, if you have $4000 for Hugo Boss and Tom Ford suits, consider designer clothing rental services. These options are great if you're not willing to spend so much on rarely-used business casual wear in a post-pandemic world.
Remember these hints when planning your business trip.
The 2010s corporate-chic trend is back, albeit with a few modern tweaks and upgrades. The fit-for-Wall-Street look moved seamlessly from daytime to nighttime, and hybrid dressing where workwear serves as leisurewear is back under the spotlight.
Keep the following pointers in mind to hit the right notes:
These days, fashion-forward individuals who love their formal wear can take a power-casual approach on business trips. The vibe is pared-back elegance, and the attention to detail should extend to the way you store your clothing.
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