Say it with us – double denim is back, baby! While Canadian tuxedos may be banned in your mind (for good reason), this trend is all about pairing similar shades that have enough contrast to be distinctive – like this Classic Ride jacket and these jeans. A bold striped button-up like the Bourke shirt helps to break up the look without breaking from the colour palette, not to mention vertical stripes are super flattering. You can dress this look down and go a little more casual by adding some rad accessories, like a cap or sneakers.
If you’re chasing a versatile, formal look but don’t want to go down the suit route, getting into colour matching could be your new thing. This jacket, shirt and chino combination from M.J. Bale all fall within the blue spectrum, but each one has a rich tone that sets it apart from its neighbours. A contrasting belt will break up the blocking and provide more definition between your chosen separates, while shoes in a similar tone (like these from Aquila) carry through the same-same but different vibe and tie it all together.
Rodd & Gunn
When it comes to brisk winds and chilly nights, a woollen blazer will be your saving grace – not to mention a piece that will anchor your wardrobe for years to come. This one from Rodd & Gunn is just the ticket – the charcoal tone is dark enough to go with everything but not as harsh as a stark black. This neutral base gives you the perfect opportunity to get playful with your shirts – a paisley print adds a retro touch without looking costume-y. For the ultimate air of sophistication, pop in a pocket square or accessorise with a scarf – the compliments will be rolling in.
Choosing a great coat is hard work – you need something neutral enough to go with everything, but preferably with a point of difference. This camel hunter coat from Peter Jackson will go the distance in your winter wardrobe, combining a wide lapel, shoulder detailing and rich brown tone that is oh-so sophisticated. Pair your coat with a bold button-up – the pops of colour peeking out through the cuff create a winter look that strays from the typically dark colour palettes that are common around this time of year.
Sweaters are a great alternative to coats and jackets when it comes to keeping warm – they are comfortable, cosy and extremely versatile. If you like standing out from the crowd, a bold coloured sweater like this fuchsia number from Oxford will definitely turn heads. Balancing a loud top with more muted tones, like these street-smart trousers, helps to create a look that is interesting without being over the top. Thoughtful details like a bow tie up the quirky factor but retain an air of refinery.
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