Many men find matching and color coordinating their outfits an intimidating task. Fortunately, there are many items in the world of men’s fashion that do not require a degree in fashion design in order to mix and match. Here are six men’s clothing items that go with just about anything.
#1: A White Shirt
Many men find business attire more difficult to coordinate than street clothing. There are more clothing items that need to be matched appropriately, for one thing: jacket, slacks, shirt, and tie. Luckily, you can eliminate the difficulty of coordinating at least one of these clothing items by choosing a white shirt. White dress shirts go with everything, and they create a buffer between your sport jacket and your tie, making it easier to coordinate those as well.
Going to a job fair or a career fair can be nerve-wracking not just because you have to impress so many potential employers, but also because you may have a hard time deciding what to wear. Whereas an interview almost always requires professional attire – a suit and tie – career fairs vary in the type of attire they expect. To complicate matters further, they host a variety of employers, all of whom have their own expectations.
Although some career fairs request that participants dress in business casual, professional or business attire is the traditional expectation. To determine what you should wear to a particular job fair, check the literature on the event – you may find information about what to wear in the flyer or on a web page about the event.
Business Attire for Career Fairs
If you are required to wear business attire to the career fair, remember while choosing your clothing that you are being asked to represent your most professional side. All of the elements of your outfit should combine to create the best possible impression on your potential employers.
Suit – Business attire requires a suit for occasions such as this one. If you don’t have one, choose slacks and a sport jacket that look as professional as possible, but a suit is highly recommended. Dark, conservative colors such as dark grey or navy are the best choices; you may choose between a solid suit or one with subtle pinstripes, but be sure to avoid any obvious patterns or colors. Make sure your suit is clean and neatly pressed before the event.
Shirt – Always wear a long-sleeved button down shirt with business attire, as a short-sleeved shirt tends to look more casual, even if it is a button down style. Your shirt should also be clean and neatly pressed.
Tie – A conservative tie should always be worn to a career fair – never anything too trendy, cutesy, or humorous! Traditional patterns such as a diagonal stripe are best, and colors should be dark and fairly muted. Never choose anything that will act like a bull’s eye to draw a potential employer’s gaze away from your face.
As the weather cools down, men’s fashion is heating up with a variety of warmth-inducing new trends. Here are some of the latest cool-weather trends.
#1: Charcoal Grey Suits and Jackets
Men’s fashion designers are very big on grey lately. Grey made a statement in the spring, and is coming back for more as the weather grows cooler. Charcoal grey suits are very popular right now, but the color is migrating to other clothing items, as well: For instance, grey has become a favorite color for many fall and winter jackets.
Many men enjoy dressing in expensive, sophisticated clothing – they just can’t always afford to. This can often be the source of men’s reluctance to dress in business attire for work – it’s not that they don’t like wearing suits and ties, but that the kind of clothes they would like to wear are way out of their league. Even stocking your wardrobe with suits, dress shirts, and ties of a lesser quality can require a large chunk of cash. So how do you dress appropriately and fashionably, without breaking the bank to do so?