Welcome to Your July / August 2013 Issue of InFluential Magazine

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Finding the right accessories to go with your outfit is not an easy task. To help you out, in our current issue focusing on Chic Accessories, we’ve put together some tips for you to keep in mind when making these choices and also when acquiring new supplements to your wardrobe and your lifestyle.  

Since my personality lends itself to be a more “formal” type of guy, I feel most comfortable in dressy attire even in extremely warm Texas; a blazer, usually a tie and most definitely a dressier type of shoe.  How do I accessorize? 

When choosing a tie for example, I go for definite colors, small patterns such as houndstooth, small cashmere prints or clear stripes with two or three colors at the most. The colors of a tie should stand out against the jacket and shirt, but not clash with them. 

Coordinating tie and shirt and jacket is a mine-field where only good taste can really guide us. However, we can improve our chances on that mine-field by applying a few basic tips: avoid choosing a tie lighter colored than your shirt or combining a regimental tie with a striped shirt and striped jacket. It’s also been said that one should never have more than two or three different patterns in our outfits. So when wearing a patterned tie, keep pocket square and shirt simple. If wearing a shirt with a strong pattern, choose a monochrome tie to go with that.  Never matchy-match your tie and pocket square. Also try to avoid having a too polished and affected comprehensive look but opt for so called “relaxed elegance”.  In terms of clothing it is important that the colors and materials are coordinated in the right way. Colors too close in tone can look odd when placed next to each other. 

Of course, you don’t always need to wear a pocket square and or tie. Still accessories are an easy way to take your outfit to the next level and give it the final touch. 

Okay, enough of my advice on style.  That’s the wonderful thing about accessories; they add such a unique spice to life and speak our individual personalities. Largely the reason our creative staff is thrilled to provide readers with a surprisingly fresh, innovative and diverse July / August issue of InFluential Magazine.  We have so many interesting perspectives on how to accessorize our lives and we can’t wait for you to indulge.

 Have a wonderful Summer!


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