Spring is finally here bringing weddings, days at the races, and a whole host of reasons to put on a suit. To guide us in the right style direction, we’ve teamed up with the experts at Burton Menswear to talk us through the key trends for the upcoming season.
The dark days are over and that heavy wool suit that saw you through winter, just won't do. Put it away until the clocks go back and upgrade your usual suit for lighter weights and new colours for the seasons ahead. Whether you wear one for work, or yours are strictly reserved for play, we’ve got the rundown on spring suits and blazers that will ensure you look the part for any summer occasion and sharpen you up for summer business.
Into the Blue
This spring, try a little colour and swap your usual black or dark grey for a blue suit when you’re heading somewhere special. Why blue? It stands out without being OTT. A smart way to step up your game and turn heads for all the right reasons. Three piece suit or two piece? The choice is up to you, with the three piece giving you the option of hanging up your jacket and sporting your waistcoat if the temperature rises. Team with a smart shirt, an eye-catching tie and tan shoes or brogues. The tan sets off blue hues to perfection for a modern look from head to toe. For weekend occasions or evening drinks, forget the tie and wear a pale blue skinny fit suit with a light shirt for a cool, contemporary look.
If a tailored suit is essential workwear all year round, on warmer days opt for an Italian weave suit in navy, grey or slate. Light to the touch, the natural fabric offers luxury and understated style from 9 to 5. Muted shades of grey will keep you cool on hot, stuffy days whilst navy offers a timeless substitute for black. Also office-appropriate, go for smart separates finished off with a sleek blazer or jacket in shades of sand, chambray or grey. Simply switch your trousers and shirts daily to take the dull out of the working week.
Summer suits aren’t just in lighter weight linen and weave, this season they’re also lighter in colour. Fresh neutrals are ideal for wearing in warmer weather - plus you're welcome to try almost any colour shirt or tie and it'll still look stylish. Choose from a variety of options in hues ranging from pale sand to dark beige. Though many may see lighter suits as instantly less formal, it's all in the styling. Dress a slim fit taupe suit down with an open collar when you're struggling to decipher a smart casual dress code or dress it up with a tailored shirt, tie and pocket square for a decidedly dapper look.
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