Sneakers and suits in the office? All those Rockefellers and Carnegies must be rolling over in their graves. But the truth is, office environments are changing in many industries, most likely in part due to the rise and trickle-down effect of very creative and tech-savvy corporations such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.
Along with shifts in corporate culture, there are changes to the traditional work uniform blooming as well. After all, we’re living in the age of Mark Zuckerberg – Chief Executive Officer in a Hoodie. If you’re lucky enough to have this kind of style freedom at work, you should try expressing it.
If you’re not ready or able to waltz into the office with an eccentric outfit on, though, why not try the laidback, boyish look that is a sneaker-and-suit combo?
Some combinations that we, at Sivani, suggest:
1. Blue, slim-fitting suit will look poignant and fun with a striped sweater underneath and a pair of Converse.
2. Gray blazer, t-shirt, and dark denim with laidback gray kicks that will make a great transition from the board room to happy hour on casual Fridays.
3. For a slightly more traditional and formal vibe, wear tan chinos, a camel-colored jacket, a cashmere v-neck sweater, and some Sperrys.
4. And, to keep it very, very cool, we recommend a black slim-fit suit with a crisp white shirt and white sneakers – Ray Bans and a loosened tie are entirely optional, though recommended in both cases.
As you can see, there are tons of ways to break free from the chains of prescribed office clothing, and one of the best ways is to combine sneakers and suits . What are some of your favorite ways to do it?