As the days get shorter, and the invites start piling up, you know that party season has officially begun. Famous DJs are dropping by, special events are being rolled out by the most happening spots in town, and you’re getting invites to everything! Be it clubbing with your friends or lounging in a flashy pub with your date, we at Tailorman have four versatile pieces that will have you looking smart and sophisticated with very little effort. Get your shopping list ready, here we go:
Often overlooked because of flashier options, the printed shirt is the unsung hero of the party circuit. To make it club appropriate, choose shirts in dark colors like black, navy blue, deep purple, etc. The prints can be subtle or loud, there’s no going wrong with printed shirts when you style it right.
Nothing could be easier than slipping into a black shirt with a metallic repeat print. Pair that with black trousers or jeans, and overlay it with a black biker jacket. Accessorise with leather boots and a chunky chrome watch for total badass vibes. The best part of this look is that it comes together easily with minimum effort, and it’s ideal for concerts of all kinds.
Statement print shirts should have a spot in your wardrobe, especially if you like to be noticed. You can choose a prominent print like an animal, geometric or floral print, or go for a huge placement print. Since the shirt is visually interesting on its own, don’t overwhelm the look with other patterned or embellished pieces. Instead, choose trousers and suit jackets in solid complementary colors, and accessorise with unfussy shoes and watch.
2. Velvet jackets
Velvet jackets can take anyone from regular person to rockstar territory. And maybe it’s because of this reason that most men shy away from it. But we feel that there’s room for a velvet jacket in every man’s wardrobe. The good news is that, when styled right, velvet jackets can be subtly luxurious and show off your refined tastes.
A velvet jacket in a vivid color is definitely in rockstar territory. To take things up a notch, pair it with a printed shirt and tonal trousers that anchor the look. This way, the whole looks is visually interesting and packs a punch.
If making a splash isn’t your thing, then try layering a neutral hued velvet blazer over a sweater and tonal trousers. Complete the look with boots. The velvet blazer stops it from looking too casual, and the dark color palette is ideal for nights out.
A velvet tuxedo jacket may seem like an over-the-top choice for a night out, but this can be remedied with the right styling. Pair your velvet tuxedo jacket with a dark color pleated shirt or T-shirt and trousers (go with colors that match the lapels). Wear high-shine derby shoes to add the right amount of flash to the look.
3. Black suits
An effortless look to try is a black suit paired with a black shirt. Wear the shirt untucked if you’re aiming for a nonchalant glam look. If you feel that’s too much black, then try a navy blue or dark grey shirt. Similarly, printed shirts too can be worn with these dark suits. Black suits and dark solid color shirts provide the ideal canvas for experimenting with accessories – scarves, chains, statement watches, boots, etc.
A smart alternative to the black suit and shirt look is the black suit and T-shirt look. Go for neutral T-shirts to play up the glam look. Accessorise with leather boots and a watch. This is how you achieve an elegantly minimalist look.
4. Windowpane suit
Windowpane suits come into their own when worn in the evening, especially if the checks highly contrast with the body. Check suits require experienced construction so that the checks mirror along the seams. Therefore, when you wear a well-crafted windowpane suit you’re showing off both your sartorial choices, as well as beautiful craftsmanship.
A blue windowpane suit gets jazzed up with a gingham shirt (notice how the patterns are from the same family) and pops of color in the form of a fringed pocket square and stacked bracelets. The only solid color accessory here is the pale blue tie. Does this ensemble look party ready or what?!
Like the window pane but don’t want the extra pizzazz? Team an ash grey windowpane check suit with a dark grey roll-neck. A brown paisley pocket-square breaks up the austerity of this look. Brown monk straps or derbies would complete this look.
We hope you’re inspired to spruce up your party wardrobe after reading this. But that’s not all – Whatsapp us on +91 9551112222 for a personal styling session with a Tailorman Stylist! Call now!
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