Do you think it’s too hot for a suit during the summer? A man dressed in a stylish suit makes him irresistible, so it’s worth it. If you want to reach new heights in your career, you will have to dress the part. Dressing up for a function is a good thing, but dressing for success is something entirely different as it can catapult your career and your lifestyle. Here are a few ideas on how to dress for success.

Patterns always look great on modern men, however, it is time to break away from the norm and be different. You can still look masculine in bold floral prints with deep solid colours. Stay away from lighter pastels, though. To tone your floral print down a little you can match it up with an unconstructed blazer or a lightweight summer twill pants.

Choose a colour that’s high in fashion as you can’t go wrong with a catwalk look. Matching colours together is another fashion tip. The clothes you wear make a clear visual statement of who you are and what you can do. Wearing flip flops, jeans and a t-shirt may be comfortable, but it is sending out a message that you are not that serious about the task at hand.

Dressing appropriately for any occasion tells people a lot about you and what you’re worth. The way you dress can either get you respect from others or not. So your look may change depending on the occasion. Clothing has an effect on both the wearer and the observer. When you are dressed in a business men’s suit at a corporate function you are more likely to seal the deal for your company. Dressing for success in a stylish men’s suit can help you through many situations in life.

Office appropriate attire has changed a lot over the years because people dress as they please and not as they should. Dressing formally in the workplace isn’t a requirement anymore; you can now dress in a smart casual style. Experiment with your appearance, notice how people will react to you with what you wear. Certain colours and styles can make people stop and stare at you. Then based on those reactions and your success, you can make a decision about how you want to package yourself. Remember you are a book that people can read, so dress the way you want people to see you.

Located in Johannesburg’s most iconic shopping institution, the Oriental Plaza, Abrams Stores is a family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end, exclusive branded wear for men and boys. Our philosophy is simple, and has been the driving force behind our success – we value quality, exclusivity and customer service above all else.