Black trousers + colourful tuxedo jacket
If you’re leaning towards an avant-garde tuxedo jacket for a formal party, we’re gunning for colours such as a rich maroon, purple, cobalt blue or moss green. That being said, keep the tuxedo jacket the focal point of your look and set it off with a pair of well-tailored black trousers. As far as the shirt goes, stay true to black-tie dressing rules by picking a classic white.
Mixing casual separates with formal ones has been a trend that’s been around for quite sometime now. This look is the perfect way to channel it. Wear your black trousers with a jumper of your choice and leave it to the accessories to dress up or dress down your look. Oxford lace-ups are great if you’re wearing the ensemble to work and for a casual outfit, look no further than boat shoes or loafers.
If you have a penchant for snazzy cufflinks, patterned socks or quirky ties, pairing them with black trousers makes for a conservative yet fashionable move. The trousers maintain the level of sharpness that’s required of any work-wear ensemble while making for an excellent canvas that lets them stand out.
If you want to try sporting bright, saturated hues of pink, lime green or orange, set off your ensemble with a pair of black trousers. They add balance to the outfit and keep things from becoming visually jarring. However, if you’re looking to appease your inherent flamboyant streak, add a pair of textured black lace-ups for a stylish finishing touch.
If you love achromatic outfits, a grey shirt is the perfect accompaniment to your black trousers. You can pick a light grey, textured one for casual soirees and a darker one—with a steely, metallic undertone—for more formal occasions. While the former look works perfectly for day events, you’ll find yourself reaching for the latter option for formal evening affairs.