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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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