Here are some small changes you can make to enhance your formal look. Minor style details have the ability to either kill a look or add some life to it, which includes the way you tuck your shirt. So, it’s important to get it right. The following tweaks will get you noticed more for all the right reasons.
1. Watch your accessories
There’s no need to have a tie bar with your tie, a pocket square, a lapel pin and a pocket square and trouser braces as part of one outfit. Don’t wear rings unless you’re married and make sure your watch is understated and complements the suit. Watches with leather straps are a better choice than metal ones as the metal can be more eye-catching, taking the focus away from the suit. Sometimes less is more. You don’t want too much going on as your suit is the centre piece. Remember, you’re trying to exude style and sophistication. Over accessorising a suit is tacky.
Moisturiser is something you should be using all year round - whether you’re protecting your skin from the winter winds or the summer sun. Sun damage can add years on to your skin and can also cause skin cancer, so it’s best to protect yourself and not take any chances. Moisturisers with added SPF (sun protection factor) have become popular over the years. The idea of keeping our skin hydrated and protected at the same time makes life much easier.
Recent research from the University of Liverpool has found that SPF moisturisers don’t provide as much sun protection as same strength sun creams. The research found that people were more likely to miss parts of their face when applying an SPF moisturiser (16%), compared to sun cream (11%). It also found that SPF moisturiser wasn’t applied as thick on the skin compared to sun cream, resulting in weaker sun protection. It concludes by saying that it wouldn’t recommend SPF moisturiser for adequate sun protection.
So, you may want to stick to your usual moisturiser and good ol’ sun cream...or spray for sun protection.
I’d recommend these sun body sprays.