A suit is essentially a matching blazer and trousers. Take a more casual approach to the combination by pairing a blazer with a complementary—not identical—pair of trousers. Chinos and cotton or linen blazers are a great foundation for your casual suiting outfit.
Nothing screams boardroom dressing quite like a perfectly knotted tie. Lose the tie and your suit is decidedly more casual. This rule applies to virtually any kind of suit, so don’t shy away from using it time and again.
Casual suiting does involve mixing and matching casual and formal elements to take the edge off your suit and your options are endless when it comes to achieving this. However, our top 3 picks remain:
The advantage of wearing a suit casually is that you have the opportunity to look beyond the basic pinstripe. When it comes to your blazer, checks in different colours, plaids and even subtle geometric prints—all work well as long as you balance it out.
Whether it is a rich red, deep pink, olive green, burnt orange, khaki or royal blue, you can experiment with a variety of colours woven into your staple navy, grey and tan clothes. As long as you balance things out with neutral, understated colours, there’s no reason to abstain from bursts of bolder hues.
Written By : Shirley Mistry