What to wear with a navy suit?

20th December 2016

A navy suit is a wardrobe staple. The black suit’s modern alternative that every sophisticated gentleman should own. It is completely versatile from the way it is styled, to the occasions you can wear it for and is also trans-seasonal. If you are wondering how to wear your navy suit, we are here to provide you with our style advice and help you look your sharpest for every occasion.

White Shirt

Your first step is choosing your shirt colour. Undoubtedly, a white shirt has proven to be the universal colour combination. It can be worn in a corporate environment with a tie but it can also be worn on its own, with a cutaway collar, for a more casual ensemble. If you choose to wear a tie, almost anything goes; play with different patterns and colours (you can’t go wrong with golds, reds or greens), or you can pair your suit with a tie in a matching colour but with a playful pattern or a plain textured one.

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Blue Shirt

A great alternative to the classic white shirt is pale blue. What’s great about this colour option is that it is more flamboyant than the white shirt, yet is still formal and conservative. This is an alluring colour combination that complements various complexions. Again, you can combine your blue shirt with either a tie of the same colour as your suit, for a more traditional look, or opt for a more fun look with tartans and stripes. You could even go really bold with a deep crimson to really contrast against your shirt.

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Pink Shirt

Another appealing colour that will make your suit pop without taking all its glory is a pale pink shirt. You may hesitate to wear pink but it really compliments a navy suit. If you want to dare with a darker pink hue, a great option would be a pink and white stripe shirt as the white injections will tone it down. It can be worn with or without a tie for a more casual look. Pick a tie that has some pink in it to really show off your shirt.

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Accessories & Footwear

Accessories are always welcome whether it’s pocket squares, belts, braces, silver or socks. What-ever your focus is, don’t overdo it and always choose these to compliment and enhance your navy suit. Play it safe and match your pocket square to your tie and shirt colours, or give your look a unique edge by choosing a contrasting one. A silver tie clip and cufflinks would style your suit and give it a dapper edge. Add a colour pop with your socks but always keep in mind your shirt and tie. The final touch would be your belt and shoes, which should be matching. Ideally brown or tan leather is a great combination for a navy suit, but black leather is also acceptable.

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Follow our tips on how to wear your navy suit and you’ll look the part whatever the occasion.

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