Expanding Your Pallete
We all can interpret a person’s style in different ways. Your style can and should be unique to you whether you’re trying to mimic a certain look or just doing your own thing. There is nothing wrong with following trends if that’s what you want to do and if you think it is stylish. Your style is solely up to your own discretion. The key is to make it seem effortless. With that being said I would like to suggest a few items that you (the reader) might want to consider adding to your personal palette. Some things that you can decide whether or not will accommodate and/or even accent your style.
Let’s start with something a little formal for those in the working world. We can see that fitted clothes are back and the baggy and less attractive dress clothes are going out the door. Here is a tip if you want to add a touch of flavor to your work get up. A nice and simple silver tie bar is a great touch to add to your wardrobe accessories. If you just wear a shirt and tie to work or even a suit, a tie bar is always a good addition to an already well proportioned outfit. (Where you place your tie bar is solely up to you but I would say somewhere in the middle close to your sternum). Check out www.thetiebar.com to get started.
So you have your new tie bar and you complimented your work outfit perfectly but you’re home now and you need some where to
store it. I suggest picking up a nice size valet chest to put small accessories in and keep them organized. Or if you want to do something a little out of ordinary try a cigar box. Yes…a wooden cigar box. They are actually pretty cool and CHEAP. You can go to any type of cigar retailer and buy them for like $2. I happen to like the smell of a nice cigar and when you transform it into your personal valet every time you open it you get a nice fresh hint of the cigars that once inhabited the box.
Last tip for today; Get a slim wallet! The days of stuffing an over packed tri-fold/bi-fold wallet into your back left pocket are over. Slim wallets are simple and allows you to only carry necessities like your driver’s license, couple credit cards, metro card, and some cash(if you get the money clip style). Slide the slim wallet in your front pocket and you’re good. So take those old pictures of past flings or kids (if you have them) and put them in a frame. Use your wallet for what it is meant to carry (money and identification)
Those are just a couple tips that might add a little more to your already developed personal palette.