CEO StyleCEO Style If you’re a CEO or C-suite executive, you know that leading a company is no easy feat. From growth plans to stock options, you’re stretched in 10,000 directions as your team looks to you. While your eyes are on the prize, your employees’ are focused on where you’ll lead them. The CEO spotlight can be an intimidating one, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of looking the part. Evoke confidence, panache, and professionalism with our key business essentials.
Top-Notch TimepiecesYou didn’t get to where you are today by being late. From board meetings to company parties, the show can’t go on without the boss in the room. While punctuality is one of the pillars of successful people, not every C-suite executive is programmed at timekeeping.
What’s the fun in having an internal clock when no one can see it? CEOs can get by with a little help from their friends—luxury watches. An exceptional timepiece does far more than get you to where you need to be. Watches send a message with their style, sleekness, and modernity.
The Omega Ladymatic Co-Axial 34 MM is perfect for the boss who loves glitter but gets down to business. Originally launched in 1955, the watch has a chic history and exudes the ultimate caliber of grace. For men, the Breitling Chronomat 44 is an unparalleled force to be reckoned with.
Omega Ladymatic Co-Axial 34 MM in Rose Gold at Omega; Price available upon request
Chronomat 44 at Breitling, $13,420
Signing in StyleX marks the spot. The boss’ signature might as well be an autograph. While you’re constantly signing documents and determining the future of your company, you should be well equipped. Put the days of plastic Papermate pens in the past where they belong.
A swipe of a pen may be a simple gesture, but it holds more weight when the right writing tool is in motion. Montblanc, perhaps the most famed writing brand, is a master tool for penmanship. The Masters for Meisterstück Firenze Alligator pen is a worldly choice that unites the expertise of Montblanc with the city of Florence’s rich artistic traditions in leather manufacturing. If you’re not a leather fan, Tiffany’s T-clip ballpoint pen is a classic beauty and worthy choice.
Masters for Meisterstück Firenze Alligator Pen at Montblanc, $3,025
Tiffany T-Clip Ballpoint Pen at Tiffany & Co., $125
C-Suite ShoesMake steps in the right direction with footwear that evokes your clean-cut talent and intellect. Sometimes a simple statement in nude or black can take a dramatic path for the better.
Christian Louboutin’s slim stiletto heels packs a lot of punch. Not to mention, your iconic red soles will add a pop of color to any bland boardroom. For men, the Louis Vuitton Montaigne Loafer is refined and versatile enough to take you anywhere.
Christian Louboutin Uptown Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pump at Nordstrom, $845
Montaigne Loafer at Louis Vuitton, $796
The Business BriefPerhaps the most paramount piece in any CEO’s wardrobe, the briefcase is the chief of any corner office. From hopping plans to attending lunch meetings, a true VIP needs a bag with class for on-the-go meetings.
Burberry’s Banner bag in russet red carries old English class with new age civility. The iconic bag is ideal for an everyday purse but has ample room for your most important documents. For a more traditional briefcase, Bally’s Seedorf bag is the perfect commuting companion. If you’re going transatlantic, its grained leather will keep your laptop and essentials tightly tucked away.
The Medium Banner in Leather and House Check at Burberry, $1,595
Seedorf Men’s Leather Business Bag in Navy Blue at Bally, $1,095
The Dapper Department HeadWhether leading lady or man of the office, you’re the center of attention when you walk through the halls of your workplace. Dress the part in trendy and delicate office staples. You set the example for your entire company population, so why not make your culture as sharp and on-trend as the work you do?
Be the superintendent of style in a classic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. DVF’s Jeannae dress is a professional stunner, and easily makes cobalt blue “the new black.” Down forget to throw on your Givenchy chiffon blazer to show them who’s in charge.
Men can equally take the title of director of debonair when walking into the boardroom dressed head-to-toe in a Brooks Brothers’ suit. The Regent Fit Textured Stripe 1818 Suit features subtle pinstripes, framed interior pockets, and hand-sewn upper armholes for added comfort. It goes without saying that this look would be incomplete without a sophisticated set of Cartier cufflinks. When it comes to presentation skills, you’ll wow in more than one way.
Jeannae Wrap Dress at DVF, $468
Chiffon Hem Wool Blazer at Givenchy, $2,995
Regent Fit Textured Stripe 1818 Suit at Brooks Brothers, $1,198
Octagonal Cufflinks at Cartier, $9,600
The Trendy Head of ITOf all the many office trends, perhaps the most practical are tech accessories. As a boss, we think we know a thing or two about your best friend on the job. Sleek screens, unlimited WiFi, and let us guess…fragile glass? Keep your precious tech devices safe with a designer case. Gucci’s GG Marmont mini chain bag is a chic little number that’s perfect for tucking away a smartphone. Hugo Boss’ leather tablet sleeve provides secure transport and practicality in a handsome package.
GG Marmont Mini Chain Bag at Gucci, $795
‘Signature Tablet’ Leather Embossed Tablet Sleeve at Hugo Boss, $225