Photographer: SUVRAT TANDON Fashion Editor: MIA
1) SLING IS IN
You use it when you are on the move. In contrast to the briefcase, the sling bag is a smart choice for everyday use. Worried you will look like a school boy at work? Get one with a structured body and minimal design.
-> Versace (The Collective) Rs 13,000
Piped polo shirts pair as easily with shorts as they go with jeans. Tucked or untucked? It's your choice. The piping details will make your off-duty look smart.
-> United Colors of Benetton, Rs 3,000
Think unfussy and unpretentious.Neither too tight nor too loose. In short, if it looks relaxed and basic,you’re doing dad denim right!
-> G-Star RAW, Rs 9,000
4) CASH IN ON CASHMERE
The classic style and feel of this wool makes it a wardrobe essential. Add to it softness and warmth. Cashmere jumpers in colours like red, blue or maroon are perfect for layering over button-down shirts and tees at the weekend. You could also pair them with work shirts.
-> Polo Ralph Lauren, Rs 13,990
If you find wraparound shades too loud for your taste, these sports performance inspired sunglasses will work your style just as much.
-> Oakley, Rs 4,290 each
Sneaker brands and designers have pushed this essential piece of your look from the running tracks to its rightful place on the runway. Today's sneakers balance comfort with style, blending in effortlessly with both your formal and casual outfits. Backed by the likes of Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, among others, proves that it is more about practicality than just dress code rules.
-> Adidas Originals, Rs 10,999
7) UTILITY BAGS
It is time to free your pockets and your hands! Stash your phone, wallet, keys and other essentials in one of these small designer pouches. Go for neutral and solid shades like navy, black or burgundy to help it come off more sophisticated and less street. You can wear it cross-body or fanny-pack style.
-> H&M x Moschino, Rs 5,000
8) THROW SOME SHADE
Confused about sunglasses when it comes to updating your wardrobe? Wayfarers are our best bet! They work with your formal suit, summer shorts,winter coats and literally every dress code in between.
-> Prada/ Oakley, Rs 15,000/Rs 5,690
Logo T-shirts and jumpers can be tricky but fun. When styling the logo jumper, think how you'd wear a printed shirt: One logo at a time.
-> H&M x Moschino, Rs 6,999
->Christian Louboutin, Rs 65,500
Your basics need not be boring. These 5 accessories will up your formal game
10)Tortoise shell reading glasses will add flair.
-> Ray Ban, Rs 8,090
11)Add colours and patterns to your tie. Go for subtle prints and stripes.
-> Polo Ralph Lauren/Hackett Rs 9,500/11,020
12)Silver cuffs with a hint of colour is always smart.
-> Hackett, Rs 8,500
13)Unfussy yet preppy. This pattern is works everywhere.
->Hackett, Rs 4,500
14)This 40 mm Oyster steel strap is perfect for globetrotters.
-> Rolex, Rs 5,84,300(approx)
15) OLD SCHOOL COOL
Leather bags are classic, practical and masculine. Look for a durable, on-trend material in a timeless style that will see you through anything. When it comes to colours, stick to shades of brown and black.
-> Berluti Paris, Rs 3.22 lakh
16)COMBAT THE WEATHER
An essential off-duty wardrobe staple, the combat boots are best paired with denims, khakis and leather pants. Nail the look with a pair of camel coat. For a finishing touch, roll your pants ( an inch or two) and you're all set for the weekend, this fall.
-> H&M x Moschino, Rs 14,999
17)CASUAL WITH YOUR FORMALS!
-> Aeronautica Militare (The Collective), Rs13,000
18)ROUND IT OFF
Every man needs a scarf or two in the locker. Don’t be afraid to pick a coloured one! Scarves offer a way to introduce a brighter shade, add texture or a contrasting pattern to your everyday outfit.
-> Fred Perry(The Collective), Rs 5,500
19)LAYER IN STYLE
A statement printed hoodie is a great layering piece for the coming season. Pair it up with denims or military pants to add bulk to your frame.
-> G-Star RAW, Rs 16,700
20)Pick a pair of desert boots if you want to hit the right note between smart and casual.
-> Hackett, Rs 22,500