After the high must always come the low. Christmas is but a distant dream and New Year’s Eve merriment has been replaced by dry January and a sad return to work.
A tried and true way to lift the mood and feel like you’ve really got your suit together is to – you guessed it – get dressed up!
You can enter the fantasy world where you’re Don Draper (sans 10am whisky) and you’re up and showered-and-spritzed-and-suited-and-booted in the office at the crack of dawn. New year, new you.
It doesn’t have to be straight leg trousers and an ill-fitting jacket or two-piece head-to-toe jacquard (although we have one of those). Suits can be mixed and matched and dressed up or down depending on the vibe of your office and how often you mix weekday wardrobe with weekend ones.
Lawyer? Accountant? Taxman? If a bright-coloured suit just won’t work it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to opt for a ‘boring’ substitute. A subtle check in a muted charcoal tone or choosing a darker colour that isn’t black is an easy way to make a suit a bit less cookie-cutter.
If you’re a fan of the cost-per-wear calculation, look no further than a suit that seamlessly crosses both work and weekend. Something with just a touch of flair is elevated for the office and not out of place at the pub. You don’t need to wear the jacket if it’s too formal; keep the trousers and a tucked-in tee and your favourite casual jacket.