Pairing 1 Blue blazer - Zara, $150 (sale) Black trousers - Uniqlo, $30 (sale) Grey tie - Penguin, $15 (sale at Winners) Merlot wing-tipped shoes - Allen Edmonds, $230 (sale)
Pairing 2 Blue blazer - Zara, $150 (sale) Grey trousers - Uniqlo, $30 (sale) Silk knitted tie - Club Monaco, $20 (sale) Walnut cap-toe dress shoes - Allen Edmonds, $240 (sale)
As some of you may have noticed, I like the look of matching a bright blazer/sport coat with dark trousers. It's much more versatile than suits and is considered professional enough for the work place. Start with grey and black trousers as your foundation and a bold blue blazer. Overtime you will build more extensive pairings with bolder blazers and go weeks without wearing a suit. See the Simple Style Manual to learn how your blazer and trousers should fit. Enjoy!