Accessorizing The Executive Wardrobe: Pocket Squares
In many cases, your first impression hinges on how you’re dressed. Taking pride in your wardrobe choices is extremely important in setting the right introductory tone, regardless of whether you’re heading for the boardroom, or to a social event.
While the suit you opt for is extremely important, another oft-ignored area of grooming is the accessory.
Accessorizing isn’t for everyone, but I suggest you start mastering your look by incorporating a carefully chosen pocket square. (For those that aren’t familiar with the term, a pocket square is worn as an accessory in the breast pocket of a suit coat or jacket, and is approximately the size of small napkin or a handkerchief.)
Pocket squares serve an aesthetic purpose, and if you’re wary of prints or patterns, you can begin with a simple solid-colored choice. White is minimalistic, elegant, and understated, and goes well with most suits.
For those that are interested in using accessories as a means of self-expression, a dashing pocket square gets the message across nicely.
A great way of being bold in your choice of what is otherwise fairly standard attire, adding a pocket square that reflects your personality is also a way to reinvent your office and evening look without breaking the bank.
Tareq Samara is the founder of BOXknocks.com, an online fashion accessories store dedicated to men across the globe. In less than three months, BOXknocks has grown dramatically to serve hundreds of customers in more than nine countries including the UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and more. In addition to its e-commerce setup, BOXknocks will soon be curating products to be sent out every month as subscriptions boxes for gentlemen.
Prior to BOXknocks, Tareq co-founded MARSA Recruitment, a recruitment firm that helps companies in the process of hiring top-notch candidates in the UAE and the region. Tareq is a web, technology and gadget enthusiast with an extensive e-commerce experience starting from 2004. He also aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs to take their first steps in starting up their businesses, and show them exactly how it is absolutely possible to succeed in their respective quests.