HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT BLUE SUIT FOR EVERY OCCASION
While a black suit might work for particular occasions and a grey suit is super wearable, nothing is quite as versatile as a blue suit. From the office to a wedding to a smart-casual party, you can’t go wrong with a blue suit.
Depending on how you style it and what shade of blue you choose, a blue suit can work in just about any setting. And, blue has the added benefit of looking good on everyone. Below, we make the case for our favourite suit shade and offer up a few styling tips based on the occasion. If there’s one suit you invest in this year, keep reading to find out why we think it should be blue.
Wear a blue suit to a wedding
Nothing says spring like a pop of colour. But, if you’re a wedding guest, you might not want make a massive statement. This is when a pale blue suit is the perfect choice. The shade is different enough to stand out, but it’ll never stick out. Pair it with a light-coloured shirt and pastel accessories to keep it subtle, or enhance the colour with a complementary patterned tie.
Alternatively, choose a more classic look and go for the navy performance. Crafted from a wool-rich fabric with extra stretch, its breathability and hydrophobic coating will keep you dry and comfortable all day long.
Wear a blue suit to the office
If you wear a suit to work every day, whether you’re required to or not, you might be in need of a spring refresh. Any darker-toned blue is a great choice, but going for a tonal check will set your look apart. To let that check stand alone, wear it with tonal accessories, or add a contrasting pattern with a floral pocket square.
A trench coat is a great choice for outerwear, acting as an extension of your suit for when you want to feel extra put together. Ours is showerproof and pairs perfectly with any navy suiting.
Wear a blue suit on a night out
If you’ve got a date this weekend, an engagement party, or a smart-casual family function, kick it up a notch in a blue suit. Our navy flannel is a cut to a classic tailored fit that you can dress up or down to your heart’s content. To keep it casual, pare it back with a white mock neck or a T-shirt (weather’s a factor here) and suede trainers.
Wear a blue suit to the races
Even though the dress codes at the races are changing, you still might want to wear a full three-piece suit. Since the start of racing season lines up with the start of spring, a pastel blue three-piece suit is a great choice. To keep it classic, wear it with a white shirt and a simple tie. Or, embrace the new season completely and opt for a matching floral tie and pocket square.
The navy flannel from above is also a great option – just add the matching waistcoat and you’re good to go.
Get married in a blue suit
If you’re getting ready for your spring wedding, there are a load of trends to consider. One of our favourites is the return of checks, and we love this more modern, subtle take. Wear it with the waistcoat and a dark tie to capitalise on the vintage feel, or lighten it up with brighter accessories.
We’re embracing versatility this season, and that’s part of why we love blue suits. It’s also because they look great on everyone, and the accessorising options are endless. Whichever blue suit you choose, it should be one you can see yourself wearing on several occasions for several years – and one you love wearing, of course.