Dressing for Work
Wear the Suit
Without a Tie
"Get even more mileage out of a well-tailored suit. A fine-gauge crew neck knit sweater strikes the perfect note of refined yet relaxed."
Broaden Your Footwear Options
"Yes, classic lace-ups are always office-appropriate. But so are other, less-conventional shoes, from leather slippers to suede boots."
Details has a serious feature in their March issue on dressing for work and upping your 9-to-5 style. "The line between on-call and off-the-clock has never been blurrier," the editors write. "Not surprisingly, the same is true of what constitutes appropriate, good-looking office attire (whether your desk is at a museum or a hedge fund)." Not to worry ... they break it down, offering help on buying suits, getting them tailored and lessons on breaking up the jacket and pants to differentiate yourself from others at the office.
Mix and Match
Keeping these pieces in the same color family means that a subtle pattern on the jacket (checks, in this case) effortlessly introduces some visual texture.