One of a suit’s many powers is its versatility. To prove it, here are some key suits for the season, each with a trio ways to wear them.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, a sandy-toned suit will have you on surprisingly solid styling ground. Bag a three-piece in a neutral shade and prepare to power through all your spring/summer dress codes with ease.
Your new neutral-hued friend will get along with most other colours, but will really come into its own worn with blue. Try a button down denim shirt to play down the formality of your full three-piece, or lose the waistcoat and wear your jacket open over a tropical print for a relaxed summer wedding. Need something in-between? Your neutral jacket will have your back for any smart-casual event worn together with navy chinos and a crisp chambray shirt.
Some men are wary of patterns for fear that they offer limited styling options. Not so – as illustrated here. Yes, your patterned suit will work hard at the office paired with a white shirt and a tie that matches in tone but, with the right styling, a checked suit will put in the extra hours in the evenings and weekends too.
Make your grids work for tricky smart-casual by swapping your shirt for a tonal tee and adding spotless white trainers. Or try cuffing your trousers and tucking in a polo shirt as a step up from your usual jeans and jumper combination.
You’ve likely got a blue suit of some description in your wardrobe, and for good reason: they are universally flattering and a trusty option for just about any occasion. But blue can also make a statement in this season’s light, bright shades without losing any of its famed versatility.
A wedding is an obvious occasion to pull out a pastel suit. Keep things modern by partnering yours with a soft-hued shirt and a paisley tie to bring out those tonal shades. Not heading to any nuptials? Go all out on a night out with a bold and bright shirt, or style with a striped t-shirt and casual turn-ups to add French Riviera-style to your weekend-wear (even if your plans are not quite so jet-set).