Colorful Promotion & a Pay Rise

Hello World!

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 CreationsĀ is primarily gentlemen’s accessories. That being said, today’s post is a little different from the norm.

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Bowtie available on Tols Creations

Grab a cup of tea and read/look on šŸ™‚

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 theĀ impression that we are moreĀ confident and creative.

Gentlemen, you are probably reading this and thinking “IĀ 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 colorĀ and personalityĀ 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:

  1. 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.
  2. It is a great way to set yourself apart. Colorful clothing gives others the sense that you are confident and creative.
  3. More importantly, the ladies notice you šŸ™‚ (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 manĀ 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!

Unapologetically Different,

Tols šŸ˜‰

Source: 1. Chronicles of a GentlemanĀ 2. HappySocksĀ 




If you already have this color thing mastered, you can go bolder with suspenders and a statement bow tie. On pictured is “Verve” from Tols Creations.


Pink tie, blue checkered shirt
Love the mix of blue and pink in this T. M. Lewin look. This brand is great for ladies too: the fit of their dress shirts is just perfect!
This is proof that yellow looks good on men. Source

And for the Association of Cardigans and Sweaters…

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Nothing says Casual Fridays than this look from fashion ReyalFashions

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Now who would’ve thought?! This is so interesting considering how much color is not generally accepted in the corporate world. I knew there had to be a science behind the fact that our moods just get brighter with colorful outfits. It’s also quite hilarious that we both blogged about similar topics today! šŸ™‚ #GreatMinds


  2. This is very interesting take on colours in men fashion. The yellow cardigan under the navy blue blazer is on point! Great post.


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