If you are thinking about adding a classic blue suit to your collection and actually wear it to work we have a few tips you should consider.
According to Dmarge blue is the new black. Versatile in summer, winter, corporate, or for pleasure. The spectrum ranges from bright Napoli blues to lighter hues and of course darker midnight and navy blue suits which can be worn with almost anything.
Here are 3 ways you can wear a classic blue suit and win:
1. Stick with a white shirt or a lighter color of blue for the shirt
A lighter shade of shirt will allow your suit to pop and get creative with your tie sticking with a solid color that blends well with your suit. According to Dmarge you want something bold but not too bright or it will throw everything off. The blue suit and white shirt combination is always a winner.
It’s classic and is the one combination that requires the least amount of effort for a man. Ensure the shirt is well fitted and a touch of shirt cuff can always be seen. If you’re not wearing a tie a larger collar is helpful to ensure it stays tucked underneath the blazer lapels at all times.
2. Make sure your classic blue suit is fitted
We like a fitted suit anyway but with bold colors like blue need to carry a certain swag that oversized or undersized just does not encourage.
3. Do not be afraid to try the business casual version
On days when you want to feel less buttoned-up but you still want to rock a suit try more of a business casual look. A few months ago GQ gave some tips on how to rock the business casual option of a blue suit.
A teal-color polo shirt worn with a rich blue suit looks comfortable and luxurious in a way that the white shirt never will. Add luxe leather loafers instead of lace-up shoes—like Gucci’s recently reworked horse-bit slip-on—and you’re in serious swagger mode.
A dope watch and a cheeky printed pocket square will seal the deal on the whole thing, turning you into the guy who looks admirably well-appointed but not like a try-hard either.