Knowing how to dress right for every occasion is one thing, but knowing how to dress like a successful man may require a little bit more effort.
What is a successful man, after all? We will try to answer this question in the following paragraph.
So, to simplify all the meanings of being a successful man, we will focus on a single idea. We will concentrate on the man who has a lot to gain (not only from a financial point of view) because of his ideas, personality, and hard work.
If you are one of these men, stay tuned because, in this article, we will show you how to dress properly for every occasion you have. Let’s get started!
Why Should You Dress Like a Successful Man?
Dressing appropriately can change your attitude, the way you act, the way you talk, etc. It gives you that aura of “I know what I am doing.”
The way you dress can also reflect confidence. For example, a suit can inspire more confidence, control, power, respect, and success than a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
Dressing as a successful man can have an impact on you and everyone around you. With a proper suit, you will stand out of the crowd and have all eyes on you. You will turn heads, get more attention, and feel like a famous person.
However, you mustn’t forget that an outfit is not the only aspect that characterizes a person. If you want to maintain that image of a respected and successful man, you must act like one.
Now, let’s see some of the outfits that will make you look like a successful man.
The business outfit is a crucial one. To some extent, it is the definition of being a successful man. It should reflect confidence, power, a good income, attention to details, stability, and respect.
Dress to fit with the company’s standards and as if you are making a statement about yourself and the company you work with. Business outfits have changed over the years because some workplaces prefer lighter clothes, they are more flexible, etc. So, try to adapt to the trends.
If you don’t really have a sense of fashion, but you want to look and dress like a successful man, you can always read fashion blogs and magazines to get some inspiration.
There’s no shame in that. After all, no effort is great enough when it comes to your image.
If you want to be on the safe side, our suggestion would be to wear a dark suit. Add to that a white shirt, a conservative tie, black shoes and you are ready.
If you don’t want to be that conventional, you can go for a light colored suit or even a patterned one and a colorful shirt. You just have to be careful to match the colors.
Also, the social events organized by the company can give you the flexibility in choosing a dark brown suit or a lighter gray one.
Also, if you are a CEO, try to stay on top of the fashion game. You should give an example to your employees, so dress smart whenever you go to work or have a business related event.
Business Casual Outfit
If you have to do a presentation for your customers or go to a talk show, dressing in a business suit is not the best option. Why? Because the people who will watch you will feel as they are in a corporate setting. They will feel as if they are at work and will not see you as a friend but as a colleague or employer.
To counter this effect, you will need to be more approachable with your outfit. Jackets are optional; you can go with blazers or a more elegant jacket. Sweaters or shirts are also ok. You can also look for colored or patterned shirts to add more personality to your outfit.
The idea is to be presentable while maintaining that friendly, non-corporate factor. Your outfit should be a mix between a corporate suit and clothes that make you approachable.
If you are in doubt, just look for videos or photos of famous CEOs that dress casually while maintaining that business element. The Internet is full of info that can help you understand the difference between business and business casual.
The casual outfit is best used in social events that require little to no formality. This style should be utilized when you want to relax and feel good in your clothes, but you still want that “successful” element.
Not everyone can make this style work, especially those who don’t have the right attitude.
So, for this style, you will need jeans – fitted jeans, to be more precise. Don’t use ripped or torn jeans because that won’t inspire success and confidence. In fact, it will encourage poor taste and that you survive just on food coupons.
A simple shirt and leather shoes are good choices as well. If you want to be even more “casual,” go for sneakers with blue jeans and a shirt.
This style is also ideal for informal parties, friendly meetings, traveling and so on. Because it is such a flexible outfit, you can juggle with the pieces and wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
But remember to keep that “successful” flavor (a sharp shirt, a leather belt, a stylish jacket, etc.) in this outfit or else you will look like a lost student or something.
Get ready to break that piggy bank because this dress code is going to cost you as much or even more than the business suit. The semi-formal attire for men can be represented by the tuxedo (black tie) or the more flexible alternative (the stroller suit). Even so, get ready to impress.
For a wedding, you can go for a tuxedo with a bow tie, leather shoes, and cummerbund.
Remember, when you wear this type of outfit, you must show that you are confident and know what you’re doing. The tuxedo will definitely make you look like a successful one, but you must also act like one.
Dressing for a Date
Being successful doesn’t always mean that you have to own a business or earn a lot of money. Sometimes, being smooth with the ladies can also be categorized as a success.
It also works the other way around. Dressing and acting like a successful man can be an advantage if you want to impress a girl.
When you are dressing for a date, remember that some clothes can highlight the best parts of your body. In other words, your image as a man can be improved with the right garments.
It’s all about physical attraction, and because the clothes cover most of your body, they will do most of the talking.
With the appropriate clothes, the positive features will be improved and the less attractive features will be minimized. So, learn how to dress to impress and show respect.
Another thing that an appropriate outfit can do is put you in the right state of mind. You will be more confident; you will be less clumsy and more calculated.
The right clothes must go hand in hand with your body language. This will even help you improve your social skills, to some extent.
So, if you are planning to take your date to a fancy restaurant, make sure to check the restaurant’s dress code. You will need to prepare most of the date, so research is necessary. You will look like a fool if you come wearing a wrong set of clothes for a night at a fancy place.
Also, if you are planning to dress like a successful man while going on a date, please avoid places like McDonald’s, regular pubs or your mom’s home. It will send mixed signals towards your partner, and she will know that you have no idea what you are doing and your dress doesn’t reflect who you are.
We hope that this article has been of great help for you and your sense of fashion.
Still, remember that dressing as a successful man is half of the battle; the next half is behaving like one. So, while improving your wardrobe, try to work on your self-confidence as well.