For The Gents: Korede’s Guide On How To Look Good At Work

They say clothes don’t make the man. That may be true, but who would catch your attention first?- a well-dressed bad person, or a terribly dressed good person? I’m not saying you should be a bad person, but here are a few tips for how to look good at work.

  1. Step your shoe game up


Shoes are a very important component of any get-up. Basically, they can make or break your outfit. To truly look the part, you need a pair of classic brogues (either black or brown), at least a pair of loafers, and if your workplace doesn’t require you to always be corporately dressed, you could throw in a pair of trainers (please, not hightops).

  1. Have at least two nice suits


To be a boss, you have to be addressed like a boss, and for that, you need to dress like one. You can never go wrong with a well-tailored navy blue or black suit. Just pair that baby up with a nice pocket square and tie, and you’ll be ready to take over the world!

  1. Be careful with your choice of shirts


If you must wear proper long sleeved shirts, please just stick to white or blue (unless you wanna look like a clown). The occasional black or pink shirt can also be permitted.

For short sleeved shirts, you can decide to wear any colour, just as long as it fits well and looks good.

  1. Good pants are a necessity


The importance of good trousers cannot be over-emphasised. They can be the difference between looking classy and looking like a village headmaster. Every trouser arsenal needs at least three components- good dress pants, chinos and jeans.

On days you’re allowed to wear a pair of jeans to work, stay away from “dad jeans”. You need a pair of fitted (not skin-tight) jeans that can add to the smart-casual look.

  1. Use the mirror


Forget about being labelled as vain. Whenever you’re done dressing up, LOOK IN THE MIRROR! Look at yourself from different angles and if you’re unhappy with how you look, just change.


Everything beautiful.

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