Are you ready to upgrade your fashion sense but aren't sure exactly when to wear cufflinks? Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a cufflink and stud set but can't decide how to wear cufflinks with your outfit? Or maybe you’re wondering when to wear cufflinks for certain events or venues? CuffLinks.com is here to help you with the ins-and-outs of these stylish accessories so you can wear your mens luxury cufflinks like a boss.

 

How to Wear Cufflinks

  1. Choose a pair of cufflinks while wearing a french cuff shirt with cuffs and cufflink holes.
  2. Rotate the backing clasp on the cufflink to make a “T” shape, so the backing is parallel to the cufflink stem.
  3. Fold the cuff of your shirt over so the two holes in your cuff are aligned.
  4. Push the backing end of the cufflink through the outside button hole.
  5. Pinch both ends of of your cuff together, and bring the outer cuff closer until you can push the cufflink through the holes in both layers of the cuff.
  6. Rotate the backing clasp to keep the cuffs in position.

Understanding how to wear cufflinkswith the right outfits is important if you’re interested in upgrading your fashion sense. Even the most elite fashionistas -- or fashionistos rather -- must consider how to wear cufflinks with their suit, tuxedo or work shirt. Most of our cufflinks fasten together using buttons, magnets or clasps. The specific type of cufflinks you’re wearing affect how you wear the cufflinks with your outfit. From black tie events to the blue collared work shirt, there are many opportunities in which you may find yourself wondering how to wear cufflinks.

Wearing Cufflinks for Black-Tie Events

Special black-tie events are one of the more common scenarios where you may want to wear cufflinks. If you’re looking for something formal that doesn’t attract too much attention, you may be interested in wearing more subtle cufflinks, such as our collection of classic enamel cufflinks. Dress shirts, such as tuxedo shirts and French cuff shirts, can be fastened with a matching set of cufflinks and studs.

How to Wear Cufflinks for Formal Occasions

When it’s time to attend a more formal occasion, you should opt for choosing a cufflink set that compliments, and is visible when wearing, your formal attire.

First, select a dress shirt and jacket. Next, put on the jacket over your dress shirt and make sure your cuffs extend slightly beyond the length of jacket sleeve when folded. Then, stick a cufflink through the two holes in each cuff to fasten them in place. Finally, your cufflinks should be slightly visible while wearing a formal jacket.

If you’re wearing a suit with navy blue tie, you might consider a pair of blue floral tile cufflinks or some high-end sterling blue enamel knot cufflinks.

Wearing Cufflinks with Tuxedos

There comes a time when every man must wear a tuxedo. If you’re wondering how to wear cufflinks with a tuxedo, the answer is pretty straightforward. You’ll want to add some classic silver or metallic accents to your tuxedo and cufflinks are the perfect accessory to make that happen. By adding just a bit of extra flare, you’ll achieve that bold high-fashion look while still leveraging your own personal style. Our collection of mens luxury cufflinks, such as a pair of yellow gold diamond cufflinks by Armenta, make excellent additions to your tuxedo. Tuxedo shirts require both cufflinks and studs to be worn properly.

How to Wear Cufflinks with Tuxedo Shirts

First, fasten the studs to your tuxedo shirt. Next, attach your cufflinks to both cuffs on your shirt (see “How to Wear Cufflinks,” above). Then, slip on your vest and jacket. Finally, tug gently on both cuffs so they align with – or slightly extend beyond the length of your jacket sleeves.

White Tie Cufflinks

White tie events are a bit different than other formal occasions. These events tend to be a bit stricter when it comes to formality and tradition. Typically, these events have a dress code you’re expected to follow. If you’re wondering how to wear cufflinks to a white-tie event, the first thing to check is if there are specific dress codes listed in the invitation.

How to Wear Cufflinks to White-Tie Events

You’ll need to step it up when you wear cufflinks to white-tie events. A common solution is to find a classy set of white or pearl cufflinks. Our Prometheus Mother of Peral cufflinks are subtle yet elegant and pair very well with a white-tie event. If you’d like to avoid breaking the bank, our Mother of Peral Cushion cufflinks by Ox & Bull Trading Co are excellent lower-cost choices.

When To Wear Cufflinks to Work

While most of us are not expected to be wearing cufflinks in the workplace on a daily basis, doing so makes you stand out from your competition. If you’re wondering when to wear cufflinks to work, it really depends on a few things:

  1. Does your workplace have a dress code?
  2. Do you wear a dress shirt to work?
  3. Are you hoping to impress your colleagues?

If you answered yes to each of these questions, then you should definitely consider wearing cufflinks to work. Our selection of cool cufflinks for men are just what you need to spark a good conversation at the office. From superhero cufflinks to star wars cufflinks, you can represent your favorite interests while still looking classy in the workplace.

How to Wear Cufflinks with Other Accessories

Now that you know more about when to wear cufflinks, you may be interested in how to wear cufflinks with other fashion accessories. It’s always nice to choose a theme when you’re looking to achieve a distinguished look. For example, why not go all out with Star Wars accessories by adding a Star Wars tie or Star Wars bow tie to complement your Star Wars cCufflinks? For something more modern, check out our designer cufflinks which pair well with designer dress socks and designer money clips.

Next time you’re wondering how to wear cufflinks, turn to CuffLinks.com for some inspiration. We’re confident you’ll find something to finish your look in our extensive catalog of men’s accessories.