Dressing up for formal events is something men take very seriously. Right from choosing the tie to picking a pair of dressy shoes, everything needs to be in place so that you look your best. There’s no doubt that a good suit can make you look great. That said, there are many elements that need to be ticked off the styling list when suiting up. The dress shirt plays an equally important role in your outfit. So, we at WODROB, have got you a few tips on how you can pick the perfect shirt to complement your suit.
Pick the shirt’s colour
You don’t have to have a seasoned fashion sense to get it right. First off, begin with the suit itself. Take into consideration the colour of your suit. If it’s a pantsuit in a cool tone like navy blue or grey, opt for subtle and muted cool-toned shirts. For instance, a charcoal grey suit paired with a pale blue shirt makes a great outfit. Similarly, pairing two warm-toned pieces together also works the same way. If you’re sporting a suit in brown or ochre, then pick an ecru shirt. That’s not all, mixing a warm-toned piece with a cool-toned piece also works quite well. When sporting a beige suit, a light blue shirt is a great pick to go with it. Mix and match dark-coloured shirts with lighter-hued suits and vice versa for a balanced outfit. If all this is too much for you, then a white shirt is your best bet. Neutral white works with practically any and every colour, thus making it the preferred choice for men when suiting up.
Keep in mind print & patterns
Once you’ve dealt with the colours, it is time to pay attention to the prints and patterns. If it’s a solid-hued suit, opt for a printed shirt. A checked shirt, a striped shirt or a shirt with micro prints can be worn with any solid-coloured suit. Keep in mind to coordinate the colour of the print with the colour of your suit. Alternatively, if your suit is patterned, stick to solid-coloured shirts, unless, of course, you want to experiment with the print-on-print trend. A plaid suit will guarantee you the spotlight at any event. Pair it with a plain shirt for a simple look or a vertically-striped shirt for an offbeat look. Avoid teaming a dress shirt and suit in the same pattern; it won’t do much for you.