Personal style and professionalism don’t always go hand in hand. It’s not recommended (in most cases) to attend a big business meeting in a tattered band T-shirt or fight for a promotion in flip flops. However, dress codes have relaxed over the years. If you’re looking to break the mold of your workwear wardrobe but are unsure how to do it, we recommend starting with accessories. We’ve highlighted some subscription boxes that will deliver the little things that prove excellence is in the details.
Wear the same statement necklace day after day, and it starts to make less of a statement. Rocksbox is a jewelry membership service that sends three hand-selected pieces you can wear for as long as you like. Fall in love with something? You can buy it with your monthly $21 membership credit and rock it forever.
Socks are Savvy
Socks aren’t meant to be taken seriously all the time. A loud print can be distracting on a shirt. But a sliver of it at your ankles is pretty fly. Everything is good in moderation, right? Join Sock Club for $12 a month, and your collection will never miss a beat.
A Cohesive Collection
If you’re a dude who wants help on the whole accessory front, try SprezzaBox. Stylists will send you a set of accessories that all jibe together. Think ties, socks, pocket squares, and eyewear that will go with the season and any good suit. Boxes go for $28 a month.
Tie this In
Professional suits often come with guidelines. It should be blue or gray; your shoes brown or black; and your shirt (with some print exceptions) should be a crisp white. But ahh, then there are ties: a strip of fabric or a bow that adds personal flair. The Tie Bar has deals on tie and bowtie subscriptions for $99 – $199.
You’ve Got it in the Bag
With designer bags selling for thousands of dollars, it can be daunting to invest in something so special that might also need to carry baby diapers, protein bars, and hand sanitizer. We hear ya, moms! Rent a designer bag through Bag Borrow or Steal. Prices vary.