When it comes to the busy world of business, appearances are everything. One needs to maintain a look of professionalism and seriousness. That means that everyone ends up looking kind of the same. Black suit and tie, white shirt, etc. And, that’s boring. While you can’t do much to get away from this archetype of businesswear, there are a few things you can do to express yourself without losing your credibility. Here are some suggestions.

First and foremost, while black is the most common color of a business suit, any neutral color will do nicely, so feel free to try grey, brown, or navy, instead. Likewise, while white shirts are the norm, other, more colorful shirts are becoming increasingly popular. When it comes to ties, you are all but encouraged to experiment with some outlandish patterns, paisley being a favorite for many. Speaking of patterns, a nice checkered or pinstriped suit works quite well, too. Socks are the last way to mix up your business suit. Socks can also have a variety of color choices and patterns, so experiment with this accessory to make a great and unique look to stand out from the crowd.

And, speaking of accessories, you can do a few other things to create a unique and memorable look. Not least of all is jewelry. Jewelry, such as rings, earrings, and necklaces can add an extra touch of class and spectacle to your look without diminishing your professionalism, so a piece from Kay Jewelers can do wonders for your look. Another, similar way to spice up your professional look is the tie clip. This accessory has the practical benefit of keeping your tie from getting in your way when bending over, but it can also be a striking visual, too.