You’re heading for a MUN Conference and you want to look your best – everyone knows the real power is not just about how convincing your arguments are, but how convincingly you play the part. The conferences are not, however, just about dressing up in a suit and tie. You need to know when to play it casual and when to dress up. When it comes to men’s clothing, there are plenty of options for playing with your executive style and creating a professional yet playful look. Here are some tips and how to fuse different looks for a great finish.
When you are socialising before the conference or heading out to the big party in the evening, you want something relaxed, yet stylish. The year’s trends for a relaxed casual call for the combination of denim and camel colours. You will instantly create a powerful but chic look with these colours and there are different ways to go about it.
You can add a camel shade blazer to match with your denim jeans. Combine it with a basic grey or white t-shirt and you have the perfect travel look for the conference. You can also opt for camel trousers and pair them with a denim-coloured shirt, such as the Pull&Bear Regular Fit Denim Shirt In Mid Wash Blue from ASOS.
If you are using denim, opt for the darker shades for a more professional look. For the summer conferences, lighter denim can also work well – just skip the ripped denim options.The smart casual style
For the moments that require a bit more upscale look, you should opt for turtlenecks and tweed. The combination is great for after-session drinks or to wear at the end of the conference party.
While you might have plenty of bad memories of itchy turtlenecks and you might associate tweed to Sherlock Holmes rather than a MUN conference, the combination works and the trend has improved from its traditional form. YOOX has a great selection of turtlenecks that would suit a professional conference. If you opt for cashmere models, the material is also nice on the skin and won’t cause you to have a rash at the end. You could also opt for knitted options, such as the Charles Tyrwhitt Blue Mouline Roll Neck Jumper from the brand’s website.
Pair your turtleneck with tweed for a sophisticated, yet playful look. A tweed blazer is a classic option, but the more fashion-minded men can also find tweed trousers that would play the part well.The business professional
When you are considering the perfect style for your conference look, your colour of choice should be navy and your suit or shirt should have a striped pattern. The combination of navy and stripes is the most popular for 2017 and it’s incredible easy look to pull off.
You could opt for a striped suit in navy colour to nail the look in an instant. Fashion retailer Next has a great striped navy suit in its selection, for example. You can also be more playful and opt for a navy suit with a striped shirt.
To make your suit combo look a bit more relaxed, you should ditch the button-up shirt and go with a basic V-neck. A stripy V-neck together with a navy suit will look effortless and chic. You can find basic V-necks even from the supermarket and these won’t add pressure to your budget.Shock with your shoes
If you want to be playful, pair your suit with basic sneakers. This is extremely popular at the moment and adds a bit of youthfulness to your look. Your sneakers should be low-top and preferably white for the perfect finish. Remember to clean them up before heading out, as dirty sneakers won’t make any suit look good. Ralph Lauren has plenty of great sneakers, but you could also pick up something from Puma, Adidas or Nike – these will definitely be comfortable to walk and stand all day long.Sorting out your executive style with a low budget
Now you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on sorting out the gear for your conference. The great news is that men’s fashion doesn’t need to cost a lot. You can find the above items from low-cost retailers such as H&M and Get The Label. Furthermore, OZCodes has plenty of fashion offers to cut down the cost of your online shopping – especially from the brands mentioned above.
Finally, don’t forget to mix and match your pieces. The camel blazer could well be in tweed and so you can pair it either with jeans or suit trousers. Your navy suit jacket can also work in a smart casual look when paired with jeans or chinos – there are plenty of possible combinations to help ensure you don’t need to buy three separate outfits for the conference.
The key to ensuring your conference is a success, focus on finding clothing that makes you feel confident – if you feel confident, you perform better and you might be able to help the group reach an agreement.