Essential Men’s Accessories

Some of the best outfits stand out because of their accessories. A tie, a pair of cufflinks, a scarf, a hat and a belt can bring together even the most basic outfits.

The necktie is a popular accessory for both smart and casual outfits. Worn with a crisp shirt and suit it is the symbol of corporate style. You can match your tie not only to your shirt but also with a pristine pair of cufflinks for that extra bit of style. There are a wide range of cufflinks but try to wear ones that are heavily jeweled to the office. Try to avoid novelty ties; they won’t do you any favors. If you feel brave you can match a patterned necktie with a patterned shirt but try to refer to stylists who have knowledge of color wheels and this season’s palette if you think you need some guidance. This will also help you understand what colors suit your skin tone. For a more casual feel a tie can be loosely worn with a casual shirt, waistcoat and smart pair of jeans.

Skinny scarves have appeared in men’s collections over the past year and are often worn with a shirt or t-shirt as a replacement for the tie. There are a variety of different styles and ways you can tie them as well as different patterns that you can combine. You can take certain elements from cowboy style such as the leather cuffs, with rolled up sleeves on a checked shirt, Brad Pitt is a fan.

Rather than wearing your usual trucker cap why don’t you opt for something a little different? The flat cap other wise known as a golfer’s cap looks great with a waistcoat and pair of jeans. You can buy the flat cap in a variety of colors and textiles, tweed being one of the more popular. The trilby or pork pie hats as they are known in the UK have also come back into fashion and are great casual accessories.

You no longer need to match your shoes and belt color as long as you have an idea about good combinations. For more formal attire stick to black and brown traditional thickness belts and for the more casual outfits try to think outside of the box and go for something different like red, green or blue. Casual belts come in a variety of widths, with skinny being particularly popular at the moment.

Glasses as well as sunglasses are also becoming a very popular fashion accessory, ray ban and aviator sunglasses are very popular. Normal reading glasses are being worn by people that don’t even need them! Check out the different frames and colors available to match them to your outfit.

Wallets are also great fashion accessories; invest in a good quality traditional leather wallet and steer clear of wipe clean materials with Velcro!

Don’t get a briefcase! A bag is now a standard accessory for a man, whether you choose an over the body style or duffle, try to think of it as an investment and buy a quality leather design.

Cinthia McDonald invites you to check out the latest cufflinks and ties offered at Specialists in engraved cufflinks, men’s neckties and groomsmen gifts, you’re sure to find something to your liking.

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