The dos and don’ts for dressing for business

The do’s and don’ts for dressing for business

You’d think dressing to look professional would come easy. Not always. There is a lot more science around dressing for business that one would first assume. With blues being the proven colour to warm others to you and darker colours proven to make others take you more seriously, there’s a lot more to think about. Getting your suit colour could make or break your career. Dramatic as that may sound, it’s well proven that people assume a lot about you within the first 20 seconds of meeting you. With that in mind, we have written a list of the best and worst things to wear if you’re trying to get ahead

The top 5 Suit colours & patterns to avoid

  • Dull, flat colours that age
  • Harsh flat greys that sap colour from your skin
  • Thin pin stripes
  • Large chalk stripes
  • Striped suits with check shirts.

    The point of a business suit is to not distract from the top class genius you are. You don’t want to leave your colleagues/employers thinking yikes, did this guy get dressed in the dark?!

    Keep it simple:

    Navy suits with crisp white shirt and simple tie works so well and it’s so easy, so why grab all of the odd bits of your wardrobe and create wardrobe suicide.

    Suit colours you can’t go wrong with:


  • Classic navy with some warmth
  • Soft, petrol blue works ideally for a more laid back work look and works well when worn with a tie for more smarter business meetings
  • Grey with texture looks far classier than a flat, smooth colour
  • Grey plaid with a simple over check