separates – combining non-matching jackets and trousers – will not only breathe new life into an existing suit rotation, they also let you create a wealth of smart casual or formal looks.
Yet while anyone can throw together two different garments, it takes a little thought to nail the best colour and fabric combinations, especially when the rules of tailoring are in flux as they are right now. To ensure you are successful, here are seven fail-safe separates pairings that utilise pieces the majority of men already have in their wardrobe.
Grey Jacket + Navy Trousers
One of the most timeless combinations available to men, a grey blazer teamed with navy trousers is a match made in sartorial heaven. Worn to the office or for drinks at the weekend, this tag team of masculine hues will ensure you always look confident and stylish.
It’s worth mentioning that, although we recommend a grey jacket with navy trousers, this combination works just as well in reverse – offering up two go-to outfits to add to your repertoire.
To complete the look, utilise other capsule wardrobe essentials, such as a crisp white shirt, neutral tie and black lace-ups for the office, switching to a printed T-shirt and loafers or sneakers for a meal with the other half.