At your workplace, match most of your clothes to the style consensus around you. “Companies are looking for team players rather than mavericks,” says Dr Michael Sinclair, consultant psychologist and body image expert. Fitting in will make you one of the team. Do likewise if everyone wears a shirt, tie and pants. But use your tie, bag and shoes to subtly show off your personal style. These tweaks will show that you’re not a drone.
Use crease-resistant fabrics for all-day wear and keep an alternative pair of shoes under your desk at work for an instant outfit upgrade.
Shirt ($119) and pants ($249), both from Banana Republic; Tie ($59) T.M. Lewin; Vest ($179) Ted Baker; Watch ($3,260) Longines