Accessorize Properly: Men’s Professional Style Tips

Burberry scarf with brown leather dress shoes and red tie

Tip #7: Accessorizing: A tie, pocket square or watch can make a big difference in professional attire. 

Accessorizing is an essential part of putting together a polished and sophisticated outfit. It adds that extra touch of elegance and attention to detail that can take your look from average to outstanding with the details in place. When it comes to accessories, there are a few key pieces that every man should have in his wardrobe. These include a tie, a pocket square, and a nice watch. 


Starting with a tie, this classic accessory has been a staple of men’s fashion for centuries. It is an easy way to add a pop of color to your outfit and can instantly make you look more put together. However, ties can sometimes be seen as too formal or old-fashioned if your tie is too wide. Opt for a 3” to 3.5” wide tie and make sure it matche show wide your suit lapels are, if it is wider or smaller than your jacket lapels your outfit will disproportionate. 

Purple plaid tie

Pocket Squares 

A pocket square is a small piece of fabric placed in your suit jacket's breast pocket. It’s a simple and subtle way to add a pop of color to your outfit, and it never has to come out. A white cotton pocket square is a great place to start, as it is versatile and can be easily paired with any color suit. If you are wearing a dark colored suit with a dark colored shirt, you might want to opt for a dark pocket square, otherwise, leave the white in. 


Another timeless accessory that every man should have is a nice watch. Not only is it practical, but it can also be a statement piece that adds a touch of sophistication to your outfit. When choosing a watch, it’s important to consider the leather strap. A leather strap that matches your belt and shoes is a classic and stylish addition to your outfit. Most watches have been replaced with a smart watch but that doesn’t mean you are limited to the look, there are countless companies that sell replacement watch brands to not only personalize your watch band but make sure it matches your leathers. 


Accessorizing is a simple yet effective way to elevate your look. A tie, pocket square, and a nice watch are essential pieces that every man should have in his wardrobe. Whether you are dressing up for a special occasion or just want to add a touch of style to your everyday look, these accessories will help you achieve the timeless and sophisticated look you desire. 

We are a week into our 30 days of style tips, and we hope that you have found our tips helpful. If you have any style questions, feel free to reach out to us via email or comment below. We’re here to help you look and feel your best.  


Derek Burbidge - Owner/Founder of Cardero Clothing
In 2014, Derek rented a suit for his wedding only to later discover the advice he received was terrible and the fit of the rentals was way off. After travelling to Thailand and Europe soon after his wedding he was introduced to bespoke clothing and various timeless styles. As a lover of all things men's fashion, he started Cardero Clothing to keep men from making the same mistakes he did.

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