Get ahead of the trend: knots and flowers on your lapel!
Dapper men in Europe and on the east coast have already caught on- now is the time to beat the trend here in the midwest.
Nothing pulls together an ensemble like a brightly colored silk knot or a crochet/felt flower on your lapel. With a minimal amount of effort you will be amazed at the attention this little detail can cause. I guarantee it!
Another rule I follow: If there is a hole or a pocket on your blazer, put something in it!
The key with this accessory is to keep it simple and small. Any flower over 2 inches in width will look a little "prom-ish"- and fabrication is also important. The ones I love can be found at TheKnottery.com -hand crocheted in a variety of colors. Silk knots can be found at almost any department store.
I purchased a group of wool felt flowers on Ebay for a steal of a deal, but they were hard to find. Knots can also be found on Ebay as well if you are on a budget.
As with pocket squares, I always try to pick the minimal color used in a print or stripe and match accordingly.
Try it! If you find you received a plethora of compliments, please come back and comment here.