Executives tend to lead a high-paced lifestyle that requires a well-designed and beautifully organized wardrobe. Everything in their wardrobes must be organized perfectly, much like their professional lives. Executives live in a world that is governed by meetings, and believe in ‘power dressing’ — no-frills attire that suits the part to a T!
Women in leadership roles prefer to dress in a way that exudes confidence, while their male counterparts usually go with ubiquitous formal attire in shades of greys, blacks and blues. Before you get into the details, why not check out this short video which will give you a quick view of wardrobe internals designed for an executive:
Professional Executives Dress Code
Formal attire for those who are professional executives would include well-pressed suits, dress shirts with a tie and formal shoes. Business casual will mean jackets or blazers and pants. Women wear suits, pantsuits, or business skirts with a jacket. Saris and elegant ethnic Indian clothes are also suitable for business wear for women. Clothes must be well pressed and stored without creases.
Store Your Attire In Coordinated Sets
As an executive, you probably would not have too much time on your hands. Keeping your clothes coordinated and ready to wear in an instant would be a great habit that saves time and keeps your wardrobe tidy. Plan to store a few coordinated outfits together, ready to be packed into your business suitcase, or worn to work in an instant.
Suitcases For Business Trips
If your business takes you places and you seem to be on short business trips often, packing smart for it is vital. Suitcases for business trips are usually compact so that they can be carried with you as hand-luggage on flights. This is especially the case if you tend to be on the road for only a few days at a time. It’s a smart and efficient way to save time and effort of checking in bulky bags while you fly. At home, if they cannot be stored on one of the upper shelves, you can always find some space in the loft.
Plenty Of Space For Hangers
Your clothes should be crisp and ironed without creases at all times. This means that most of your wardrobe space should comprise of space for hanger rods. Double hanging space should ideally be at least 110 to 120 cm apart. If you can colour code the clothes so that all the blacks are together, greys are next and so on, you will never have to search around for things. Also, hanging up similar clothes together will take up less space especially when space is at a premium.
Drawers For Essentials
Women would need to store accessories, jewellery, perfumes, undergarments and other small items in drawers. Men would need space for their undergarments, handkerchiefs, belts, ties, and watches. A couple of lockable drawers work well to store all these essential items. Add separators to keep everything organized. You can also check out this video by Marie Kondo to organise your essentials.
Trouser racks are designed to hang your slacks and trousers close together in a way that makes the best use of the available space. These fittings are available in any standard hardware shops or can be custom created to suit your exact requirements.
Love For Walk-in Wardrobe
We love this walk-in wardrobe that is enclosed by transparent sliding shutters, where everything is in its place and neat as a pin. This designer has found space below the hanging rod to keep business bags. An open ledge for shoes is at floor level and can hold a good number of pairs of shoes, both formal and informal. Coordinated outfits are stored in neat cubby holes for quick access. The floor-to-ceiling sliding shutters keep out all the dust and can also be locked for safety.
Use Garment Lifts For Added Space
If your wardrobe is very tall, a garment lift with a pull-down system will help you to optimize the available space. You can use this to maximize the hanging space available so that business suits can be hung without creases.
Here’s what a wardrobe design for an executive man could look like:
Here’s what a wardrobe design for an executive woman could look like:
For the common area of the wardrobe that is shared by a man and a woman, the following would be a good wardrobe design:
A clean and organized wardrobe will streamline your morning routine. It will help you get your day off to a running start. We hope our ideas have helped you to rethink your wardrobe space and thoughtfully optimize the spaces available….you can also always call the designers at HomeLane for more tips and designs. What did you think of our ideas? Do tell us in the comments below.