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Smart formal wear ideas for each day of the week | Siyaram blog

Very rarely will you come across men who work in offices that do not require them to follow a dress code. For the rest of us, looking fresh and at your stylish best is another challenge altogether. Expanding your style can be tough, and with various options to choose from, picking the right formal wear that is also suitable for the Indian weather can be even harder to master. Let our guide show you the way.

Monday formals for men

Monday

Starting the week off on a good note is very important as it sets the tone for the rest of the week. So let your clothes do the talking for you as you begin the week. Start the week off by opting for bright colours to reflect your mood. Brighter shades of blue or turquoise are good options to start off on a good note. Blue is a cool and calming colour that shows creativity and intelligence. It symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. It is also known to have a calming effect on the psyche.

Tuesday

Tuesday formals for men

Gingham prints are back in style and are widely preferred as a choice for formal wear. They are universally recognised and if paired correctly, can give your outfit a sophisticated look.
A classic red and white Gingham style shirt will accentuate your style. The colour Red is said to represent physical energy, passion, and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence, and courage.

Wednesday formals for men

Wednesday

One of the biggest advantages of being alive in the 21st century is the plethora of pattern options men have to choose from. So why let our formal wear take a backseat with the same old prints and patterns? Striped shirts with different colours can help add to your mood and life. Opting for a blue striped shirt that will ensure that you tackle the midweek blues coolly. Blue is often associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism. Let your clothes do the talking for your personality.

Thursday

Thursday formals for men

If you think the weekly stress is getting to you and want to feel calm and at peace, opt for a white striped shirt with blue trousers. When paired with brown brogues, this timeless combination will help keep the heat and humidity at bay.  White is said to be a colour of protection and encouragement, offering a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope, helping alleviate emotional upsets.

Friday formals for men

Friday

Long gone are the days when formal wear meant sticking to dull and boring colours. Opt for a shirt made of a light shade of pink. A little known fact is that pink was originally a colour for men, women gravitated towards it later. As a 21st century man feel free to wear whatever colour you think suits your mood. So don’t be afraid to break the myth and pull of the look with confidence by pairing your shirt with Khaki Trousers. Pink is said to have a calming effect on our emotional energies and can relieve feelings of anger, aggression and neglect.

Saturday

Saturday formals for men

If you’re looking to make a statement and stand outside the crowd then, this is your moment to shine. Opt for a light grey printed shirt with a maroon bowtie to give you a classy vintage look. This outfit can easily be worn to social events that might take place at the end of the day. The colour gray is said to signify conventionalism, dependability and practicality. It is a colour of maturity and responsibility.

Sunday formals for men

Sunday

As the weekend comes to a close, attending social events and outings with the loved ones is important, so looking your best after a tiring week can be daunting to say the least. A black shirt paired with a grey trousers will give you a crisp and classy look. The colour black is said to represent strength, seriousness, power, and authority. Black is a formal, elegant, and prestigious colour. It exudes authority and power. Dressing up in black will ensure you end the week on a powerful note.

So the next time you pick a formal shirt, make sure that you put a little more thought you are since your clothes speak a lot about you. A good shirt will not only make you look stylish it will also add elegance to your final look. Pairing your formal shirts with the right trousers and shoes is equally important. For an in depth guide to the various types of shoes, check out our last blog.
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Footwear

Men’s Guide To Shoes/Footwear – Pick One For Every Occasion

When it comes to shoes a lot has been said but designer Hardy Amies has summed it up beautifully in one line, he remarked – “It is impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.”

Shoes are arguably the most important investment a man can make in his closet. We’re here to make sure you invest in the right shoes. The right pair of shoes worn with your outfit can elevate your fashion score to another level. While this may seem daunting at first, this is where we come to your rescue. We have made a list of shoe types that should be a part of every man’s wardrobe.

Loafers
This is one of the most preferred styles when choosing shoes that are well suited for almost all casual events. Finding its origins in the Scandinavian region, loafers are easier to style and look great. Known for it’s simplicity and classic design, Loafers are head and shoulders above the competition.
The most popular loafer styles are penny loafers and tassel loafers with each style giving a different dimension to your outfits. Usually made from leather and suede, these loafers when paired rightly with your everyday outfits will give you an elegant look when you step out. Its versatility and classic style makes the loafer a must have in your wardrobe.

 

Loafers

                    Loafers

Dress Shoes

Dress shoes should be a staple part of every man’s wardrobe. No matter how comfortable you are in casual footwear, you will need to dress formally in a suit at some point or another and a dress shoe will come to your rescue then. Oxfords and Brogues are the most popular lace up dress shoe styles. Made from leather and patent leather usually, dress shoes will enhance your outfit even more. A pair of black oxfords are a must have and are versatile enough to be worn to most formal events. When wearing a blue or grey suit, choose dress shoes that are in shades of brown or tan since they are the classic choices.

Dress Shoes

                              Dress Shoes

Slip Ons
Commonly confused with loafers, slip ons are shoes meant strictly for casual outings only. Slip ons are every man’s best friend. Usually made from canvas with a rubber sole. These shoes are one of the most comfortable types of shoes out there. Slip ons can be worn for any casual outing ranging from – a visit to the mall or even a day at the movies. Slip ons go perfectly well with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt to give you the casual look. Just pick the right pair to wear and you’re on your way!

Slip Ons

                                 Slip Ons

Rain Boots
Every year the monsoon brings the rain, the smell of fresh grass and with it comes the age old conversation of boots for men. While women have adopted this trend with ease, men have struggled to find the right style of rain boots to pull off. Contrary to popular belief, Rain boots now come in various styles to ensure that you don’t damage your perfectly good pair of sneakers and leather shoes just because you aren’t sure what footwear to wear when it pours. With a sturdy sole, rain boots ensure that the risk of slipping in the rains is minimum. This makes the rain boot a must have in every man’s wardrobe.

 

Rain Boots

                                Rain Boots

Boat Shoes

With very peculiar and unmissable features, boat shoes are the latest fashion trend and this is surely one trend we can get behind. Don’t let the name mislead you, boat shoes aren’t just limited to boating activities. With a sneaker-like fit coupled with its classy sophisticated styling, boat shoes make the perfect shoes for the warmer seasons.

An array of colors and styles to choose between, choosing the right pair can be a challenging task to say the least. Which is why, when it comes to choosing boat shoes, choose a pair that fits you well and complements your style. The boat shoe is meant for warmer months and must be packed away during the rains. Avoid wearing socks as much as possible as they will kill the vibe of the shoe, If you must, a pair of shoe liners should do the trick. Pair them with chinos and a casual shirt to create the perfect ensemble for your next brunch date.

Boat Shoes

                               Boat Shoes

When it comes to fashion there are no set rules and only guidelines, so feel free to create a style best suited for your needs. And remember, while selecting the right shoe is important,  taking good care of your shoes and storing them correctly is also equally important. So go out there and get those happy feet moving!

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