One of my goals for the blog this year is to write more Men focused blog posts, seeing that I have been neglecting the gentlemen for a while now. Afterall, Tols Creations is primarily gentlemen’s accessories. That being said, today’s post is a little different from the norm.
Grab a cup of tea and read/look on 🙂
I stumbled across this article on The Telegraph about the correlation between colorful clothing and pay rises and promotions. The summary of it is that colorful clothes lead to promotion and pay rises according to a study conducted.
While I cannot attest to the validity of this study or what number of people they tested on, I can see how colorful clothing could be a catalyst to growth in one’s career. According to the article, not only do colors boost our self image, it also “gives others the impression that we are more confident and creative.
Gentlemen, you are probably reading this and thinking “I could never pull that off, I work in finance. Maybe when I switch careers to PR or Fashion.” Be rest assured that I am not suggesting you wear an orange suit to work (if you do try it, I would love to know how it went down/up). However, you can always add a little pop of color and personality in your shirts, socks and ties; a pocket square is not out of bounds either.
Still need more convincing? Here are 3 reasons I suggest you crank up the colors in your wardrobe this year:
- It encourages you to step out of your comfort zone. It may be a little daunting at first, especially if you are one of the black-grey-brown guys.
- It is a great way to set yourself apart. Colorful clothing gives others the sense that you are confident and creative.
- More importantly, the ladies notice you 🙂 (sounds fickle but true). I can attest to this, I love to see a well (colorfully) dressed man. I notice the non colorful (well dressed) ones as well, but I do a double take when I spot a man that experiment with colors.
That being said, here are some colorful clothing suggestions for your viewing (and experimenting) pleasure! If you have been inspired by this post, I would love to see what looks you came up with, so please do not hesitate to share with me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (@tolscreations). Looking forward to it!
Source: 1. Chronicles of a Gentleman 2. HappySocks
And for the Association of Cardigans and Sweaters…