Spring is finally in the air, so while we shake off the winter funk and spruce up for the new season, what better time for the latest in our series of career advice posts, 'Dressing for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Have'? Today we turn our eyes to the thrilling and enviable job of Tech Venture Capitalist. The tech crowd are famously dressed-down, but that doesn't mean there's no thought behind their wardrobe. Take inspiration from our VC collection to help you make your next career move into the startup big leagues.
Polarized Keyhole Sunglasses by Etnia Barcelona. You'll need some killer shades to keep the glare of the Silicon Valley sunshine out of your eyes. This pair of robust acetate keyhole frames is one of our favourites.
'Hopeful Ambition' Talisman Necklace by Pyrrha. Every optimistic investor needs a reminder of why they're in the game, and this solid silver necklace never needs to leave your person. Whether you wear it tucked under your hoodie (a tech billionaire staple) or on show over your shirt, it will keep you focused on the next big deal.
Woven Blue Belt by Anderson's. Perfect for that dressed-down but still slick look you're going for to impress the tech crowd.
Office Bag by QWSTION. Another of our absolute favourite things here at Elevator. This bag is a perfect size for travel, is lightweight, made from waxed canvas and leather, has a separate neoprene-lined laptop compartment to keep your baby safe, and to top it all off, a convertible strap so you can wear this as a shoulder/cross-body bag or as a backpack when you're cycling between meetings to offset your carbon footprint.
Grey Leather & Silver Beacon Bracelet by Miansai. Let's face it, you're more of a smartphone-checker than a watch wearer, so adorn your wrist with something appealing like this handsome bracelet instead.
Travel Wallet by Bellroy. Any successful venture capitalist will spend a lot of time travelling to meet budding tech entrepreneurs, so keep your travel documents, multiple currencies and international SIM cards properly organized with this beauty from Bellroy.
Navy Brogues by J Shoes. You may not play by anyone else's rules, but you're a billionaire in the making, so you need some impressive footwear. Take a classic style and turn it blue, like these brogues from the UK's J Shoes.
Shop the whole look here, and happy hunting for your next investment!