The Pocket Square
Too often, the pocket square is viewed as an optional accessory to compliment a jacket. There are multiple, yet misguided, reasons as to why people choose to ignore the simple detail that elevates a look.
The biggest reason why individuals choose not to wear a pocket square is because they don’t see the importance in them.
Another reason pocket squares are avoided is because some think they are too dressy or formal. This is not true at all. The pocket square does not serve the same purpose as a tie, in which it is sometimes okay to not wear one during a semi-formal occasion or work environment. No, the pocket square should always be worn with a jacket. If you’re not wearing a pocket square, then you are doing it WRONG.
Adding a pocket square to your jacket can give contrast to your outfit by breaking up the consistent colors throughout your ensemble or draw desired attention to the color/design detail in your shirt or tie. By wearing a pocket square, you’re ultimately bringing the minor details to the surface of your outfit that would otherwise go unnoticed.
When it comes to how to properly wear a pocket square, it is hard to go wrong. There are tons of ways to fold pocket squares to wear with your jacket. Choose your preference or switch it up often. The only way you could go wrong is if it’s pulled up too far out of the pocket.
Best advice I can give, don’t overthink it. Wearing a pocket square isn’t more formal, it’s more elevated.