Whatever style dilemma you’re facing, whatever formal occasion you need to dress for, if your wardrobe contains a well-fitted navy suit, you’ve already got the solution. In fact, if you only own one piece of tailoring, it should probably be a three-piece suit in an understated shade of blue. They key is to be adventurous with your styling, use the suit as the bedrock of your outfit, but give it an edge with streetwear-inspired add-ons and collegiate sweats.
No longer menswear’s safe colour, blue emerged from this season’s shows as a trend in its own right – so don’t be afraid to layer blue on blue. Add trainers for a contemporary twist.
Keep hold of the suit jacket, but add an Ivy League-inspired sweatshirt for an unapologetically preppy update to your look.
Casualise (yep, just made that word up) your tailored look by losing the jacket and adding a lightweight bomber. Pull the look together with the addition of a bold stripe t-shirt.
Footwear is the first thing a woman notices about a man. Enough said.
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If you’re going formal, opt for a bow tie – a dapper finishing touch.
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