Focus on fit – Proper fitting of the outfit should be your primary concern. Do not let your ill-fit clothes destroy your style statement. Avoid wearing large or skinny fit because neither of them can make you look good. You must wear properly fitted clothes to look smart.
Build with basics – After getting the idea about your correct fit, start filling up your wardrobe with basics. At first try to get mix and match clothes so that you can wear them with any outfit. Different types of jackets, pants, ties and shirts should be your first priority. Go creative with different patterns, colours and textures, after a solid closet full of basics has been built by you.
The business casual essentials – The maximum levels of versatility can be achieved by you with minimum effort by choosing your essentials very carefully.
Blazers – Get a proper fitted blazer that should not peak on your shoulders. The blazer should fit square with slim sides. It should not be very long and finish just below your hip. You must show off the cuffs of your shirt from the jacket. After purchasing a blazer, see a tailor to get all these details.
There are three types of blazers available for winter and summer. A classic navy blazer should be your first choice to flatter your physique. With peak or notch lapels and single breast design, this blazer can help to enhance your look. Go for grey tweed blazer for winter. Opt for a beige pure cotton blazer for summer to keep your body cool.
Shirts – Check the fit in the shoulders to get a good fitting shirt. There should be two fingers gap between the neck and the collar. Buy a shirt with slim-fit design if you have broad shoulders. Go for checks, stripes and gingham versions of standard colours like pale pink, white and light blue.
Trousers – Trousers are the most important parts of your formal outfit. For getting a semi-formal work look, go for mid-weight cotton chinos of camel or navy colours. Do not invest much in cropped trousers.