Yes, you can land your dream job while wearing your favourite denim – and no one will blink an eye. In the modern man’s work wardrobe denim will put you in a one-way road to cool. Although wearing denim to office may sound like a fashion fantasy, certain rules should be followed, if you want to get by with your reputation intact. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few simple tips to help you do 9-to-5 denim the right way.
So, what are the rules on denim in the workplace?
Should I choose dark or light-wash denims?
There’s no reason why denims can’t see you through your workday without issue. However, regardless of your personal style, you really can’t go wrong with darker denim to set the tone. Arguably, the greatest difference between light and dark-coloured denims is their level of formality. Generally speaking, light denims offer a more laid-back appearance, whereas dark washes offer a more formal appeal. We highly recommend keeping a pair of inky blues on hand for a look your boss will approve of. Following this, often overlooked, rule will place you miles ahead of the rest.
Put your best foot forward
Give your denim the extra oomph you need with sophisticated footwear. Always remember, navy denim looks professionally polished when paired with brown shoes. Think dressier formal shoes like, wingtip brogues, suede boots and loafers- striking the perfect balance between statement and simple sophistication. Dressing for success has never been easier!
Suit jacket to the rescue
Denim is the perfect way to bring a casual, cool look to your professional wardrobe but sometimes it does need a little dressing up. Simply throw on a long-sleeve jacket or coat over a button-down shirt and tie. Statement outerwear will give off the vibe of professionalism, but you’ll be able to take it off throughout the day and still look put together.
Top tip: Tucking a collared shirt into your jeans will work wonders. It’s a simple trick that conveys effortless style.
Keep the rest sleek and simple
Men on the move aren’t afraid to wear denim all year round and now it’s time to let your denims take centerstage. For a more fashion-forward office environment keep the rest of your outfit minimal. For example, wear hard-working jeans that feature contrast stitching (when the denim is darker but the stitching is bold and bright) as the hero of our ensemble. You’re sure to stand out when that potential promotion comes calling.
Find the right fit
Never wear jeans that are too loose or too tight. Too skinny is unsustainable for a non-stop lifestyle and too baggy shouts scruffy dad. In fact, a tapered fit is vital to nailing the look. We love straight-leg tailored indigo denims, that will leave you with a high level of comfort and 24/7 wearability.
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