A conservative approach to styling a stand-out suit color
Everyone knows that a navy suit is the cornerstone of a well-curated wardrobe. Once you’ve got that base covered, however, it’s time to branch out. A royal blue suit is an excellent choice for those looking for something different that also pushes the envelope slightly.
However, in a conservative office setting, royal blue might stick out somewhat. Here are some tips for keeping a stand-out suit in check.
| WEARING | QG Custom suit, Edward Sexton shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, Drake’s pocket square, Maxwell Scott briefcase, Rolex watch, Shoes c/o Tommy Hilfiger | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo
Remember that darker colors are more formal and lighter colors more casual. So if the goal is a more conservative approach to styling, stick with dark shades.
A striped navy tie keeps it classic and has the effect of anchoring the entire ensemble. It’s a classic, but powerful, statement that draws attention away from the royal blue color of the suit.
A plain white shirt can sometimes get overlooked, but when you’re dressing conservatively, it’s a go-to. Add a subtle sartorial touch with a tab collar.
Apply the darker color/more formal concept to your footwear as well. Dark brown shoes always ground a classic look. Choose accessories, like a briefcase and pocket square, that are complementary to pull everything together.