✓ You can pick one with a metallic sheen, subtle print or in a textured fabric to create visual interest.
✓ Moving away from conventional colours helps too, but remember that you won’t be able to get as much use out of these suits as compared to a steely grey or classic black.
✓ Our top recommendations include having a mix of patterns such as stripes, checks and polka dots along with solids for when you want to keep things understated.
✓ If your suit is patterned, be cautious about the printed shirts you choose. You want your ensemble to look aesthetically matched, so avoid clashing prints.
✓ If you think wearing a tie is inevitable, The Label recommends opting for a bow tie, which adds just the right amount of quirky sophistication your outfit needs.
✓ Pocket squares are a chic option, especially if you use them to add a pop of colour to your ensemble.
✓ Similarly, cufflinks and a watch help round off your look and add another level of sophistication.
✓ If it’s a daytime or afternoon party, chic sunglasses are a good option.
✓ Lastly, don’t ignore your shoes. Swap basic oxfords for textured lace-ups or patent leather ones, or skip formal shoes altogether and opt for comfortable sneakers instead.