The Versatile Vest
Vests can be excellent mix-and-match wardrobe pieces. Rather than limiting their use to the three-piece suit, use vests as coordinating pieces for sport coats and trousers. Consider having vests personalized to your taste-lapels, pockets, fabric, and fit can all be custom-crafted to create timeless pieces that will give you extra options with your existing shirts, trousers, and coats.
Traditionally, vests are made of the same fabric as a jacket or trousers. They can also draw on contrasting colors, or simply use a base color from the jacket or trousers. When creating combinations, keep fabric choices (tweed, silk, cotton, wool) similar enough to avoid an awkward pairing.
Looking your best doesn’t end with Friday rush-hour traffic. Even when you’re not working, your clothing choices reflect the same sense of personal style and confidence that makes your business attire remarkable. Whether you’re enjoying a dinner party or a night out with the guys, your casual-wear wardrobe sets the tone.
- Dress for the venue-A downtown hotspot requires a little more glam than video night at your best friend’s place.
- Avoid baggy or too-tight items-Your clothing should fit well, and offer just enough room to move comfortably.
- Choose dark blue jeans (not light or black)-Avoid extraneous embellishment or faded areas.
- Step it up from tees-A well-tailored shirt shows off your unique style.
- Shoes still matter-Scuffed, faded shoes take away from any look.
- Limit your ensemble to two or three colors-Any more than that looks garish.
- When in doubt, go black and white-Nothing beats that timeless contrast.
When your business clothing is supplemented with stylish mix-and-match casual wear, you can dress elegantly for any occasion.