Get ready for party season...
It’s all in the details… From upscale events to downtown affairs, our collection of dressy accessories start at just $3.50, and will get you through the Christmas party season in a snap.
Suiting can sometimes feel like a uniform, especially when dress codes are given – like a black-tie party. For formal events, classic dressing is usually expected, with visions of plush velvet, silk, satin, tuxes, crisp white shirts, and pants with cummerbunds. No wonder some guys want to freestyle it, and put their own twist on a classic look!
The key to adding your own spin to your dressiest look depends on the event, and how strict the dress code is. Knowing the limit lets you get a feel for how much self-expression wiggle room you have: there’s fine line between standing out in style, and not getting in the event at all! For smaller style statements that are still acceptably black-tie, think accessories like lapel pins or bold cuff links. Let the details do the talking with texture or fabric, like going for a knit or jacquard bow tie – both subtly stylish picks. You want to look classic but modern, blend in without the boring.
Is the event is a little more casual? Why not go for something brighter than the usual navy or black? A simple rule: bold, but not too bright. A lighter, more royal blue shade looks great; so does an olive green: you'll stand out without being the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. Dress up the look with a nice white shirt or dial down with a t-shirt and nice sneaks. When thinking about accessories, guys often forget the belt. Going beltless makes the look less slick – wearing the wrong one (like a woven pull-through buckle style or a belt that’s too wide) can majorly change and ruin the whole vibe. A good hack: go for a sleek belt to dress things up. Try a streamlined leather pick, starting at just $8: it's a perfect finishing touch without breaking the bank!
Less restriction means more room to play with the outfit: try deconstructing the formalwear, pair it with casual pieces. Like a tweed blazer paired with a checked dressy shirt, jeans and desert boots. It's a balanced and thoughtful approach to dress-casual. Accessories-wise you don’t want to go-over-the top –
there are lots of ways to personalize. Try a folded pocket square to add pattern, or a tie with a pop of color. Our pocket squares come with matching bow ties in lots of styles and colors, from paisleys to metallics, starting at just $3.50 – so there’s no excuse not to style it up this season!