10 ways to wear a suit
There’s more than one way to wear it, says lifestyle blogger Paul Ramos
Lifestyle blogger Paul Ramos, founder of blog The Style Choreo, practically lives in a suit. At least, that’s what his blog shows. Naturally, I thought: Who better to take suit advice from than someone who doesn’t take his off? Matching: And I don’t mean the bad kind of matching – I mean the way Ramos matches his olive tie with olive pants. There’s something synchronised about having those two components be the same colour or shade, as you can see on Ramos. It almost makes him look taller, as the pair is vertical in direction. Pastel shades: Some people might argue that pastel shades are better suited for summer, but I completely disagree. When everyone’s wearing dark winter colours, stand out in a pastel blue number. On a side note, does a colour really need a season? I don’t think so. Same colour, different shades: Okay, so Ramos’ blazer and pants are not the same colour. However, the shades are in the same colour family. On another note, try a collarless shirt, like Ramos, for a change. With a chequered blazer: This is probably the easiest way to add flare to a casual look. While Ramos’ went for a classic white t-shirt as opposed to the traditional crisp shirt, he added a chequered suit blazer to stay formal. In monochrome: Same-colour everything is almost never a bad idea when it comes to suits. This season, colours like electric dark blue is trending big time. Ramos sports one such coloured number with what looks like a breasted suit. With a V-neck: I love this look because it’s casual and dressy at the same time. It can be worn to a meeting or to a night out. The best part of it? It looks absolutely effortless. Just remember to add a subtle watch and cufflinks to add some kind of touch to the basic tones. The linen suit: This suit is probably a saviour for anyone living in the UAE. Ramos swears by it for summer, but this isn’t a faux pas in winter either, as winter in the UAE is not so cold anyway. Choose one in a light colour as it repels the heat. Turtle neck: As much as it pains me to say this, turtle necks are back in style. While I’m not a huge fan, Ramos wears his well with a similarly shaded suit and coat. Opt for a light-fabric when choosing turtle necks, as it can be paired with more clothing items. Hints of colour: This is my favourite look from the list, because the touch of maroon really gives the outfit a unique appearance. Always choose a colour that goes with the rest of your outfit. Ramos paired the maroon well with dark blue. Adding a coat: Wearing a coat that goes well with your suit gives a high class look. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a coat from Zara or Ermenegildo Zegna. What matters is that you wear it with style. Hang yours on top of your shoulders for an effortless and cape-like look.