I've been lurking around StyleForum for years now but have never posted. Have found it to be an amazing community even as only a reader, and you've provided me with so much information on building my wardrobe thus far. I hope to now become a valuable part of this community of people.
I have a new job that I'm starting in the finance sector but focusing on international finance, especially in Latin America. I am well versed, thanks to a lot of the posts I've read here, in conservative dress for the finance industry.
My typical wardrobe is a MTM suit in various colors. I usually go with charcoal or navy blue, but sometimes lighter greys and plaids. Shirt colors vary as well, and I've got some brighter colored ties that I enjoy. Shoes are generally all conservative, black and numerous shades of brown. I've been able to be less conservative from time to time as a lot of the work I have done up to this point has been freelancing, but now I've got a job I can't turn down, and I'll be dealing a lot in person with bankers and politicians and the like outside of the U.S., again focused on Latin America, but as I revamp my wardrobe I'm wanting to ensure it is well planned for business around the globe.
I've been told I need to go way more conservative for working internationally. Charcoal suits, white or blue shirts, conservative ties (no pink or purple for example), black shoes only.
What do you guys think of this? How would you approach revamping your wardrobe under these circumstances?
Thanks in advance!