The last of your college days are behind you and at the end of summer break you will enter the workforce for the start of what will hopefully be a promising and lucrative career. Whether you’ve chosen finance and banking or law or marketing, it’s time to put away those hoodies, jeans and t-shirts and step into a suit.
Changing your wardrobe, however, doesn’t happen overnight. So we’ve put together a few quick tips to help set you on the path to sartorial maturity.
1. Switch your tees for polo shirts and dress shirts. Even if you’re the low man on the totem pole at the office, you still should dress for the job you want. Start now by adding the basics – white oxford men’s dress shirt, pale blue or classic blue chambray and the Benchmark Blue, Pink and Orange Gingham for some personality.
2. Buy a bespoke suit. Even if you can only afford one. Start with quality and invest in long lasting, high quality fabrics. You will look better, feel better and be more confident and will outshine all your entry level colleagues. We suggest starting with the Classic Charcoal which works for both warmer and summer months and is a great first suit.
3. Get a grown up pair of shoes. Oxfords, wingtips anything made of quality leather with rounded toes and in black or brown.
4. Stack up on the sweaters. A few good quality pullovers worn with a dress shirt and slacks add instant savvy and look more professional and more mature.
5. Invest in a quality leather belt, briefcase that will hold your laptop and ditch the college backpack.