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Dress code basics for men: a career in law

For most of us, learning how to dress ourselves started around preschool age, where we would become infatuated with the idea of wearing a certain garment or pair of shoes all day every day. Next, we’d learn to tie our own shoelaces. There was no stopping us after that. Henceforth, we were dedicated followers of fashion, albeit a certain type of misguided self-chosen style of peculiar fashion, but choices were made nevertheless. School clothes were largely taken care of by school uniform requirements, and our adolescent ‘jeans and tee-shirt’ phase was basically down to a choice of colour. But what happens when we get into the world of work? There’s no training for this. Everyone is just expected to know what to wear. And what about if you have gone into a career in law, where presentability is not just expected but is demanded. What then? Today, we’re going to look at what men can wear for a career in law.

 

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Why your dad’s old suit won’t do

OK. So, you’ve landed your first major position working at a law firm. Whether you’re the new face around the offices in a debt litigation company in London, or whether you’re carving your new career as a car accident lawyer from New Orleans, there’s a universal truth about your look that will go with you from role to role in the legal arena: you need to look sharp. If you’ve turned up in a borrowed suit that’s one size too big or small, you will be noticed for the wrong reasons. How you look says something about how seriously you want people to take you. If you look like a bag of rags has sprouted arms, legs, and an apologetic smile, you aren’t going to create the impression your employer needs you to create when meeting clients. This is a problem. Presentability can pave the way for trustworthiness, and that can mean the difference between clients seeing their business through with your firm or taking their money elsewhere.

What to wear?

For men, the law firm dress code is simple. A fitted suit in black, grey, or brown, with a simple white shirt (or light pastel coloured shirt), a block colour necktie that hangs to the belt buckle, and polished shoes in black or brown that look new. You can also get away with a minimalist V-neck jumper or sweater in colder weather. Keeping tattoos covered and jewellery to the maximum of the rule of three (watch, ring, and one earring if desired) can also bring about a clean-cut appearance.

 

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Tips for wearing print this summer

Hey Fashion and Style Lovers! I hope you are all keeping safe and at home if you can. This post is all about how to wear print this summer. I adore print pieces. They always look so bold and summery. There are great ways to wear print and not so great ways. It is super easy to style print ensembles but it is also super easy to get the whole styling wrong. Wearing print shouldn’t scare you but I know many fashionistas stay away from prints. When it comes to print ensembles, it is either you love them or you don’t. If you are a print lover, you will love these tips I am sharing below. Here are some tips for wearing print this summer.

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Play safe with print accessories

If you are new to wearing prints, you could start off with print accessories like scarves, footwear and bags, to see how comfy you are wearing them. If you are wearing print accessories, it is more stylish to tone down the rest of your look so the focus is on the print accessories alone.Printed accessories is a lighter way to gradually introduce prints to your wardrobe.

Animals prints are easy to style

Animal prints are my favourite. They are easy to style and look amazing. You can also wear animal prints all year long, not just in the summer. Which makes them great wardrobe investments.

Wear two different prints in one colour

A lovely way to wear different prints is to pick two different prints in one colour. That way, the whole look stays nicely blended.

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Style two prints in contrasting colours

If you want a bolder look, another great to wear prints is to style two prints in contrasting colours. That way the entire look just pops in a stylish way.

Pair colourful prints with neutral prints

Pairing colourful prints with neutral prints is a lovely way to wear different shades of prints. I love doing wearing my prints like this.

Wear prints with other patterns

You can also wear prints with other patterns. Polka dots and prints always look good.

What do you think of these tips for wearing prints this summer? Are you a fan of prints? Which is your favourite?

 

How to Shop for Stylish Trousers for Spring

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Hey Fashion Lovers! We are halfway into February and Spring is just around the corner. I am looking forward to some milder weather. It feels like this winter season has gone on for longer than usual. I have started getting my wardrobe ready for spring. There are some gaps in my trousers collection and I plan to grab a few pairs just in time for the spring season. I have my eye on a few pairs already. There are so many stylish collections available in stores, it was tricky to narrow down my selection to just a few but that is the beauty of fashion and style.

 

 

So how do you shop for stylish trousers this spring? Here are a three tips for you.

 

Go for a comfortable and flattering fit

Comfort and style should go hand in hand. You should not have to pick one over the other. I always make sure my pieces (especially my trousers) have a comfortable and flattering fit. The last thing I would want to have on is a pair of uncomfortable trousers or trousers that don’t flatter my body. That would just look off. I am not a fan of trying on clothes before I buy them but I make an exception when shopping for trousers. I need to see how it looks from all angles before I buy a pair. Which is why I like shopping in select stores, where I am sure of my size.

 

If you are petite, shop petite

I am petite so I make sure I shop the petite range. The regular trousers don’t fit right and the length is always too long. I find the petite range suits my body shape perfectly in my most stores. Worth doing if you are as tiny as me.

 

Softer fabrics

I prefer softer fabrics, they are way more comfortable, which is why I pay special attention to the fabric material before buying a pair of new trousers. I have noticed trousers with softer fabric are easier to maintain and look good for longer too!

It is worth paying attention to your trousers when shopping as we tend to wear them a lot. There’s no point dishing out money on new pairs just to get rid of them after a few wears.

 

What do you think of these tips for stylish trousers? Are you shopping for trousers in time for spring? Do tell in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

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