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Does your husband or partner need help choosing which clothes to wear each morning? If so, he's not alone. For all of us, our appearance is an important part of who we are. It makes a visual statement about our personality and lifestyle, it also forms the basis of people's perception of our abilities and confidence. It surprises me how many professionals don't realise this. Or know it but choose to ignore it.
As personal stylists we tend to use a very different approach when working with men than with women. Women tend to prefer a more consultative approach to our discussions and advice on clothes and style.
With men, they just want to know the rules - what to do and what to avoid doing. They generally like structure and logic. So here are the most common mistakes men make when dressing for work...
Wearing the wrong shoes
Wearing brown shoes with a grey or black suit. Wearing casual shoes instead of Oxfords with a suit.
Light coloured suits
Save them for business trips to warmer climes, it's not a good look for Ireland or the UK.
Short sleeve shirts
Even in summer, men should wear a long sleeve shirt and roll back the cuffs.
Socks and ties
Mismatched socks or socks and ties with pictures, cartoons or his favourite soccer team's crest.
Wearing creased clothes
Do the scrunch test for three seconds before investing in any new work clothes. If the fabric creases in that amount of time, imagine how it'll look after a long car journey or flight.
Shirts do not last forever!
Scuffed or dirty shoes
Out of date suit
It's worth investing in a new one for that all important job interview, don't wear the one in the wardrobe bought for his last interview in 2008.
Size doesn't matter, fit does. His jacket is too big if it sags around the shoulders, too small if it forms an x at the front when buttoned. Trousers are too long if they break more than once, too short if his socks can be seen when standing.
Forgetting the smart in smart casual
Men rarely want to stand out from the crowd for dressing too well but just because everyone else looks scruffy, he doesn't need to join the pack. A good guide is, if he wears it at the weekend, don't wear it to work.
And remember that dressing now for what he wants to become is an important part of a successful career strategy.
A final thought:
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