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When was the last time you stepped outside your house, looking as if you've just rolled out of bed. Don't remember? Well, times have changed. Just like women, men are now expected to present themselves with clean style and confidence, in the worlds of both business and pleasure. Researchers found out that men spend 83 minutes a day on personal grooming. On the contrary, women take just 79 minutes. Not at all shocking!

Since with a hectic life, many of us do not have the time to step into a salon or spa, with a proper men's grooming regime, a man can look as if he just stepped out of an expensive day spa. So go ahead, try using some of our simple tips and get ready to make a strong statement!

What to wear to an office party

It is at an office party that you can socialize with your work colleagues. Hence, an office party is one that you should not miss for whatever reason. At the same time, you must remember that you are at an office do, and hence you cannot be totally relaxed and casual. The same goes for your attire. You need to balance the casual and the formal at an office do and wear clothes that are fashionable, comfortable, and classy.

Formal attire

If the dress code of the party says ‘formal’ then you should stick to the black tie look. Go for the well-fitted suit, the black bow tie and a good pair of shoes. Be sure to style your hair appropriately – a generous dash of hair gel is welcome here. Also, going for the clean shaven look will be a smart thing to do.

Semi-Formal

A semi-formal look is the one in which you can blend your best casual and formal clothing. Go for a pair of well-fitted jeans (no cuts, no loose-fits). Pair them with a crisp white shirt and a shawl collared jacket. This type of jacket goes perfectly well with a semi-formal look. It looks serious, yet fun enough at the same time.

Casual

Casual attire means you can bid the formal pants and tuxedos good bye and go for the more relaxed look. It would be safe to wear cargos or jeans teamed with a t-shirt and a blazer. You can wear a light colored t-shirt and pair it with a dark colored blazer. Wearing sneakers is acceptable. It is in these parties that you can wear your hair like you’ve just gotten out of bed and get away with it.

Fabrics

While the above three are definite ‘looks’, you can play around with the fabrics you choose. In case you decide to wear a blazer for that casual look, how about wearing a velvet blazer? Velvet is the in thing and it sure looks dapper. In case of a shawl collared jacket, or a similar well-fitted jacket, corduroy seems like a good bet. These variations in fabrics will make your ensemble come alive. So, do play around with these.

Grooming

Now that the choice of fabrics and outfits is done with, you need to pay attention to grooming yourself. It is always good to keep a clean shaven look for an office party. Too much stubble is a no-no. It is recommended that you wear after-shave. Of course, don’t bathe in it; just wear enough so that everyone around you can catch a scent of you. Pay attention to how you wear your hair, as this can make or break the look. Gel it back for the formal look and keep it wavy/flowy for the casual one.

According to us, his is how you should go dressed when you are invited for an office party. Keep it smart, chic and sexy!