The blue suit is THE best choice if you want to invest in a versatile suit that will serve you on every occasion.
How to adapt it to every occasion? By pairing it with beautiful shoes!
Today, discover three looks you can adopt with your blue suit!
THE BLUE SUIT, THE VERSATILE SUIT PAR EXCELLENCE
The first half of the 20th century saw the democratization of the suit. It becomes THE reference Outfit for men: the default choice for going to work, going to Mass on Sunday, going to a dinner party.
In those days, costume colors had a stronger meaning than they do today.
Black is associated with religious ceremonies and elegant evenings. Where a brown suit brings a more rustic feel.
The Grey suit, on the other hand, is more common: it can be worn on many formal occasions. (Look at the classics with Belmondo and Delon: lots of Grey in the Outfits, besides leather).
In the 1950s and 60s, the blue suit is slightly less dressy than the Grey suit, but just as versatile. (It’s the duality between a Don Draper in Grey and a Pete Campbell in blue, in Mad Men ).
The main advantage of the blue suit is that it’s easy to wear every day.
It’s not as strong as a black suit, it doesn’t risk being dull like a Grey suit, and the blue suit creates less contrast and therefore goes with all skin tones .
Sober without being too dark, the blue suit lets you bring a little more clarity to your formal outfits.
But in addition to its elegance and sobriety, the blue suit has a major advantage: it’s extremely versatile .
This is the most adaptable suit for everyday wear. It’s also a good choice if you have a small, minimalist wardrobe, or if you’re buying your first suit, as you’ll be able to wear it for any occasion.
You can use your blue suit to go to work, for an elegant dinner in the evening, to be casual chic at the weekend, to go to your cousins’ wedding.
The blue suit can be worn all year round, in winter as well as in summer.
Easy to match, you can wear it with shirts in a variety of colors: white, light blue… but you can also try more original combinations with pastel and light colors like pale pink shirts and even patterned shirts.
Of course, a white t-shirt will look great under your blue suit jacket!
When it comes to ties, you have a wide choice. You can choose shades of blue to match your suit, like a light blue tie or a white tie with blue polka dots for a sober, effective Outfit.
You can also opt for a more contrasting tie with a Burgundy tie.
You can be more daring, and try a bottle-green tie or a dark brown tie. (Blue and green, that’s very Ivy League, isn’t it? A cross between Dartmouth and Yale! )
Last but not least, its less dressy look means you can pair your blue suit with sneakers (see the 3rd look below)!
The Navy blue suit is therefore a must-have in your wardrobe. A quality blue suit is an excellent investment because it will last you a lifetime.
Now, discover 3 blue suit look ideas!
3 LOOK IDEAS WITH A BLUE SUIT
LOOK 1 – FORMAL OUTFIT: BLUE SUIT WITH BLACK SHOES
To show off your blue suit in a formal Outfit, choose black derbies.
It’s a winning combination, especially if you have to wear a suit to work.
Elegant, formal without being unpleasant to wear, black derbies will let you look elegant without frills and make no mistakes.
Accompany your Outfit with a Navy blue tie in a similar shade to your suit, or lean towards a blue or light Grey tie.
To bring a little change to your Outfit while remaining professional, you can also opt for a light blue shirt.
If you’re going to a fancy party or a particularly formal wedding, choose a pair of black richelieu instead of derbies.
This way, you’ll respect all the codes of elegance without looking drab, and without overshadowing the groom.
LOOK 2 – THE LESS FORMAL OUTFIT: THE BLUE SUIT WITH BROWN SHOES
Sunday morning brunch? Your blue suit fits perfectly, looking chic without overdoing it.
For your Sunday outing, choose beautiful brown derbies to go with your blue suit.
Planning a wedding but afraid of being too formal? Choose brown derbies with a perforated toe for a more casual look.
Brown shoes will bring more light and casualness to your Outfit than black ones. You remain elegant, but bring a more casual, less formal touch.
To accompany your Outfit, don’t hesitate to ditch the tie.
If you still want to wear one, you can try more original colors. You can opt for Burgundy or bottle-green ties. Our preference: light brown ties.
Want to get off the beaten track? Opt for shoes in more original colors like cognac or lie de vin!
LOOK 3 – THE ORIGINAL OUTFIT: THE BLUE SUIT WITH SNEAKERS
The great thing about the blue suit is that its versatility lets you try out more daring outfits without going overboard or tasteless.
Wear it with patterned shirts, for example. In this case, be sure to choose a shirt whose color matches the blue of your suit.
To take things a step further, ditch the formal shoes and grab your best pair of sneakers!
Whether your sneakers are white or light brown, they’ll add a touch of casualness and contrast to your suit. A look to try if you’re not afraid of the cold!
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