Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special woman, but don’t know what to get? Most jewelry stores and gift stores that sell gifts for women focus on the “girly girl,” but you and I both know that not every woman will be equally impressed with the same diamond heart pendant every other woman wears. Unfortunately, the focus of the market makes it difficult to find the perfect gift for the woman who dares to be different.
Women’s ties and tie-related accessories make a good gift for women who don’t like the normal cookie-cutter jewelry and gifts. Who says ties for women have to be masculine? Here are a few tie-related gifts that will look anything but manly around a woman’s neck.
You might remember a scene in the beginning of Alfie where the title character explains why he likes to wear pink shirts. But can men really get away with wearing pink? The question is rather hotly debated, with one camp claiming pink never belongs in a man’s closet, while the other camp insists that pink can be an attractive and tasteful addition to any man’s wardrobe.
Unfortunately, when we talk about men wearing pink, most people envision the hot pink tank tops of the 1980s – and who wouldn’t rebel against that mental image? In actuality, though, pink and red were thought of as boys’ colors until the 1920s. This just goes to show the power that society has over us, right down to the hidden meanings we interpret in colors.
Whoever says men’s fashion is not sacred has never been momentarily blinded by an obnoxious tie, or seen someone wearing pants so short that it’s almost painful. Our “ten commandments” lay out fashion rules to live by.
Thou shalt dress appropriately for both work and play. Different events and different places require different styles of dress. If you are like most people, your workplace requires a dress code that is very different from what you wear to go out with your friends or a girlfriend. Although it’s good to have accessories in your closet — such as belts — that could be dressed either up or down, for the most part your play clothes should be kept separate from your work clothes, and vice versa.
In the world of men’s fashion, there are certain suits recognized for their ability to quietly exude power. These are the suits that high-powered businessmen choose to wear, cementing their place in the business world without them even having to say a word.
Wearing a power suit can help you establish yourself as an up-and-coming professional in the workplace. Managers tend to judge employees for promotion not only by the quality of their work, but by also by how well they fit the company’s image of professionalism. A power suit can make a significant difference in how people view you, from “hard worker” to “rising star.”