You’re busy at work. You live a hectic lifestyle. You fall into your comfort zone, where habits and patterns keep your anxiety down and make the daily grind a little easier.
However, if you’re snuggled too comfortably in your warm and fuzzy status quo for too long, blind spots may develop. And before you know it, you’re too set in your ways, reluctant to change even though you acknowledge that change is for the better.
So anytime (how about now?) is a fine time to take a good look at your style choices. What gaffes are you unknowingly making? Check out these nine style mistakes; if you’re committing these offences, rectify them before it’s too late.
1. CHOOSING UNSUITABLE COLOUR COMBINATIONS
When you’re younger, it’s all about trying out bolder sartorial choices to assert your individuality, isn’t it? The earlier you get the experimentation over and done with, the earlier you'll be equipped with knowledge on the best colour combinations that complement your skin tone and hair colour. (We have written an article on choosing the right suit colour that complements your skin tone and hair colour.)
2. WEARING TOO MANY ACCESSORIES
Accessories can be a fine line to tread. Pile on too many and you’re trying too hard; forego them and you could look a little drab. So take a leaf out of Goldilocks’s book: Accessorise just enough to complete your outfit. Your accessories should catch some attention, yet only complement – and not outshine – your outfit. Take your pick from a watch, tie clip, pocket square, bracelet, cufflinks and brooch. But remember, a safe guideline will be no more than five items at once.
3. MATCHING YOUR TIE EXACTLY TO YOUR POCKET SQUARE