Jun 21, 2015

How to Get Away With Wearing a Colorful Suit

Thinking about rocking a colorful suit this summer? We say go for it—but first, read these essential rules.

Men Colorful Blazer

Lately, colorful suits have taken off like a rocket. More designers than ever present bright suits in their collections and on the runways and many stores feature many colorful on their shelves and e-stores. The rise of the colorful suit is directly related to the recent development and new interpretation of menswear that is happening at a global level.

Many men enjoy sporting colorful suits, as they can look great and make for perfect conversation starters. With the right dose of confidence, any man can rock a colorful suit. Red, purple, pink or orange, solid or patterned, a suit can make a great addition to any man’s closet, as colorful suits are great way to express your personality, taste and interests.

However, there are a few rules you should consider when it comes to rocking a colorful suit.

Here they are:

1. Fit

Mens Yellow Suit

When it comes to fashion in general, the number one rule is that the clothes you wear should fit you very well. Anything that is bigger or smaller than your size will not look good and most likely it will also make you feel uncomfortable. Moreover, wearing clothes that are misshaped will make you see yourself in a rather bad light, which can affect your mood. Bigger men wearing larger suits will appear even larger, while bigger men wearing suits that too small will look strangled by their clothes. On the other hand, smaller men who wear suits that are too big for them will appear even smaller and smaller men wearing too small suits will look childish.

Orange suit

When it comes to colorful suits in particular, the fit is extremely important, as, since colorful suits are such a strong presence, you don’t want to look as if you are covered in a sheet or in a small boy’s clothes. Make sure that the shoulders, the waist, the collars and the cuffs fit well and are tailored with extreme precision. Also, we cannot stress enough how comfortable a suit in your size fits, never believe the thought that fitting means too tight!

If you are not able to find a suit that will fit you off the rack (most men can’t find this), you should buy a suit in a bigger size and go to a tailor to have it altered according to your size. Once you see how you look and feel in a suit that is exactly your size, you will never be able to wear a suit that is a different size again.

2. Occasion

Teal suit

We know that colorful suits are great, but they are not always right for any occasion. When you don’t know what the dress code of an event is, you should stick to a neutral suit. In fashion, neutrals are colors that go with anything. These are: gray, black, white, khaki, tan, ivory, beige, brown, dark blue, etc.

Colorful suits are usually more appropriate during the day, but they also go in the evening. Warm colors (red, orange, yellow, etc.), especially chalky/pastel warm colors are best suited for the day, while cool colors (purple, blue, green, etc.) work for daytime but for nighttime as well. Shiny suits should generally be kept for the evening, while matte suits go for both day and evening.

Man in Orange Suit

For example, a special party is a great event for a colorful suit, but a fundraiser or a business setting is a place where you should keep it classic.

Always consider the fact that a colorful suit will make you stand out and think whether you want to stand out at the event at which you are going.

One more thing to consider is that if you are a one-suit guy, we don’t recommend investing in a colorful suit. Your colorful suit should be your third, fourth, etc. suit. Your main go-to suit should be a charcoal, navy or gray suit, as these go anywhere, and you should always have another back-up suit, which can be brown, black or white. Afterwards, you can go crazy, but you should always remember that certain colors go better on certain skin complexions than others.

3. Accessories

Blue suit man

Your accessories are a great way to show that you are a guy who pays attention to details.

When you are wearing a colorful suit, you should always remember to incorporate the colors of your accessories in the overall color scheme of your outfit. A very colorful suit is most likely to be put in a good light if you wear neutral accessories. Remember that metals are neutrals and that they go with anything and with each other (meaning that you can wear both a golden watch and a silver chain) and they go with any color.

Pharrell Williams in a colorful suit

Pharrell Williams in a colorful suit

Also, if you are wearing a colorful suit, you should incorporate your shoes, tie, pocket square, etc. (as well as your shirt) in the color scheme you are creating.

The bottom line is that once you have your navy or charcoal suits lined up, you can always make good use of a colorful shirt in your wardrobe. Worn as it is or broken down into separates, a colorful suit can add a lot of charm to your look. And, as we always say, if you look good, you will definitely feel good, which is one of the main reasons why you should invest in your style and appearance.

Fraquoh and Franchomme

Further reading:

12 essential suit rules

The different types of suit fits

The guide to casual suits

A guide to the different types of men’s jackets shoulders

10 quick things to look for in a suit

Choose the best color to wear according to your skin tone

P.S. Do you like wearing colorful suits? How do you wear your colorful suits? Share your feedback, questions or thoughts in the comments below! For more articles on style, fashion tips and cultural insights, you can subscribe to Attire Club via e-mail or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!

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