Oscar Wilde once said, "A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life." So the next time you doubt the coolness of a formal outfit, just remember, formal doesn't necessary mean boring. Today, there's so much you can do with a formal outfit. Add a little detailings to the cuff, wear a funky sports jacket on a plain shirt or team a pair of chinos with formal shoes and you are good to go! The opportunities are endless. All you need to have is a sense of style (and the right brand) and you can go for geek to chic in less than ten minutes. If you still need some inspiration to amp your style statement, then here are 8 outfits that prove formal dressing never, ever goes out of style.
1. Nothing like a sports jacket to amplify your style.
2. A bright colored muffler with a suit and tie is an edgy combination, right?
3. Never underestimate the power of a bow-tie.
4. Always experiment with colour and patterns.
5. Say yes to printed ties!
6. When in doubt, go with the classic three-piece suit.
7. It's the subtle detailing that matters the most!
8. Pattern on pattern, yes that's stylish.
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