Ah, the Coronation weekend - a time for celebration, pageantry, and a sense of occasion for all things distinctly English. And what better way to pay homage to such a historical event than by dressing in a style fit for a king?
For the modern gentleman, elevating your outfit with the right accessories can make all the difference. Whether attending a royal garden party, indulging in a spot of afternoon tea, or simply taking a stroll through the city, a well-chosen accessory can transform your look from extra to extraordinary.
Add some sparkle to your cufflinks. Cufflinks are a great way to add personality to your shirt sleeves, and a pair of gold or silver links can work wonders in elevating your look. Whether you opt for a simple, classic design or something a little more quirky, your cufflinks will draw attention to your impeccably dressed wrists.
A dress stud is a small, ornamental button used on dress shirts without buttons. They can transform a plain dress shirt into a stylish and sophisticated outfit and really come into their own when wearing a bow tie. Here's how you can use a dress stud to upgrade your look:
- Choose a suitable shirt: Not every shirt is ideal for dress studs; you’ll need one that will accommodate studs (preferably a buttonless shirt or one with removable buttons).
- Pick the right studs: Dress studs come in a variety of designs, materials, and colours. Opt for studs that complement your style and the occasion. From gilt plate to rhodium rim, and even faux mother of pearl, there’s a style to suit.
- Replace the buttons: Replace the buttons on your shirt with dress studs. Begin with the top button and work your way down, ensuring that each stud is fastened securely.
- Accessorise: Pair your newly transformed shirt with a sharp suit, polished shoes, and a tie or bow tie. Add a pocket square or matching cufflinks to complete the look.
Incorporating a dress stud into your outfit instantly makes a statement — so give it a try and see the difference for yourself.
Why not add a silk scarf to your attire? Silk has always been associated with luxury and sophistication, making it the perfect material for a scarf. The smooth texture and subtle sheen of silk make it ideal for adding a touch of elegance to any outfit. Whether you opt to wear it around your neck as part of your daywear or drape it over your shoulder to give an evening outfit a lift, a silk scarf will give your look a splash of colour and texture, making you stand out from the crowd.
Furthermore, silk scarves are versatile and can be worn any season, making them a timeless investment piece. So, if you want to elevate your look and sophistication, don't hesitate to add a silk scarf to your wardrobe accessories.
Belts and braces are two accessories that are often overlooked but can make a significant impact on your overall look. A sleek leather belt in a dark, rich tone will instantly add a unique look, while a pair of braces in a bold, statement colour can show off your fun side.
Finally, let's turn our attention to the pocket square. This small but mighty accessory has the power to transform a jacket. Opt for a classic white cotton square for a timeless look, or choose a brightly coloured silk square for a touch of playfulness. Having a selection of pocket squares to hand means you can dress with the seasons or with your mood —from classic and plain to patterned and playful.
A few simple ways to elevate your outfit and dress like a king. Whether you choose one or a combination of accessories, you're sure to make a stylish impression wherever you go, giving you the confidence and elegance of a true gentleman.