11 January 2017

By Musa Bwanali

The suit is a staple in every man’s wardrobe as it is perfect for any occasion and owning at least one well-fitting and clean suit is required of all men. Whether you’re going to work or a special event, suits are able to make you look stylish without putting in much effort. The only issue with the suit is you have to know how to get as much mileage out of it, after all good suits come at a price. With that in mind, here’s five ways to style your suit for five different occasions.

Office Days

When it comes to the office attire, a full suit is always a staple. It fits like a glove and can take you from whether you’re in the boardroom, at dinner with clients, or happy hour with your crew. But if getting dressed every morning in a full suit is beginning to feel a little uninspiring, consider a shirt and tie upgrade. Stripes, checks and microprints will never let you down. Some occasions call for that look, but think outside the box when you’re going to work. Use bold colours and interesting accessories to stand out from the crowd. Peak lapels create a slick, polished look.

Date Night

For this category, it’s best to partner business casual and formal. You don’t want to try too hard, so keep the business casual side of things in the forefront. Date night calls for denim paired with a classic white tee shirt. Top it all off with your sharp suit jacket to reinforce your role in the workplace and make you look pretty cool. Stay comfortable with a lace-up sneaker – perfect for on-the-go days (and nights).

Casual Fridays

There is no reason you can’t be stylish and comfortable. Casual shouldn’t be defined as polo shirts and khakis. Instead, it should represent a chance to take risks and experiment. When you look good, you feel good – and this ensemble will absolutely make you look damn good. Whether you’re having drinks or attending a wedding, this look nails it every time. It’s professional, yet totally fashion-forward. Yes, you can mix patterns, and guess what? It’s easy. Finish it all off with a pair of boat shoes and stay dapper all day. Try pairing navy chinos with a checked shirt as your base.


Pair your suit trousers with a fitting button-down shirt for a clean look. This can be worn for work or for a more formal activity on the weekend. A formal button up makes it dressier while a gingham or chambray shirt will make it much more relaxed and casual. Make sure to change your shoes according to your shirt choice for example a formal shoe with a formal shirt and casual boots or loafers with a more casual shirt.


Weekend Vibes

With warm weather, it’s time to take a break from the denim. It’s also time to echo the colour palette of the season and be adventurous. Don’t be afraid of shorts. With that being said, it’s important to have confidence when it comes to length. If you aren’t convinced of the length (even before you try it on), don’t waste your time. Bring an element of Ivy League to summer afternoons by adding nautical stripes and a hat.

Keep it simple. Keep it stylish.



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