Accessories can make or break an outfit. I strongly believe that these simple small details will enhance even the most simple monochromatic ensemble. From casual to smart casual to formal, accessories are a fantastic way to express your personality and personal style with your audience. I love pocket squares, lapel pins and a tonal belt. Following are some of my personal accessory styling tips for you to try out next time you wish to add some flavour to your kit.
Pocket Squares- have been my favourite accessory that I have ever worn. You will be hard pressed to find me in a blazer without one poking out of the breast pocket. These are by far the best way to show your unique personal style. Get on it immediately.
Belts- were always matched with your shoes in colour and texture. Why not try mixing up your belt game by matching another colour in your ensemble, like the jeans or trousers or the blazer. With mixed pattered canvas belts you can easily find a colour relationship somewhere in the outfit to match.
Lapel pins- have swept the menswear world and are literally something that we haven't seen before. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be anything from materials such as silk, metal or real flowers. Get on this trend fellas, its here to stay.
Cufflinks- are the bling of the accessory world. Not as common as they once were, cufflinks are very sharp dressing and particularly for event dressing like blacktie.
Ties- are less and less worn for business and certainly have just about disappeared from smart casual styling. Try a four in hand knot to keep your tie game on point.
Tie bars- were designed to stop men being dragged head first into paper shredders. They are practical but also a very neat addition to a business suit, shirt and tie.
Collar pins- are the latest accessory trend to make a comeback. For a super sophisticated look a collar pin will make your tie knot prominent and adds a little more metal to your ensemble. Pure class.