There is nothing more elegant for summer than a good white suit. Not only it’s a classic staple that will remain always relevant and fresh, but it gives also the option for dozens of mix-and-match combinations. White has also one more advantage. While black is difficult to combine with some colors, such as particular hues of blue, brown, or other black, when it comes to white the sky is the limit. Keep reading to find out why you should buy a white suit instead of a black one, how to wear white suit separates and how to mix & match suit separates successfully.
SHOULD I BUY A WHITE OR A BLACK SUIT?
Both are necessary and great staples. But if you already have at least one perfect-fitting black suit then you can stop buying black and try white.
Why? Because a white suit gives more room colorwise for mix-n-match combinations.
Brown and blue with black will be difficult to pull off, even though not impossible. Instead, white would work with both of them.
Black is also difficult to wear with other black garments when they are not from the same fabric, whereas white can be perfectly combined with another black garment.
Conclusion: A white suit is a good buy because its separates match literally everything.
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HOW TO WEAR WHITE SUIT SEPARATES
Wearing a white suit gives definitely a modern elegance and I like wearing it as a total. But what I like the most about it is that its parts, or separates, can be mixed-n-matched. The combinations are endless.
You can wear a white blazer with black pants, with elegant trousers in other colors, with pencil elegant skirts or with dresses of every length and style, with blue or washed grey jeans, with black skinny jeans or skinny leather trousers, with leather shorts or leather skirts, with jeans shorts and many more. A white blazer looks also great with distressed jeans.
White suit pants, on the other hand, go with literally any top, shirt, or sweater, as well as other suit jackets or blazers.
HOW TO MIX & MATCH SUIT SEPARATES – 2 RULES
I am not a fan of rules when it comes to fashion. How I feel about what I see in the mirror is enough. But if you feel you need some guiding lines on how to mix suit separates then these are the most important things to keep in mind to stay on the safe side of the game.
- The biggest the color difference between the bottom and the top, the easier it will be to pull off the mix-n-match combination. Safest color combinations: black, red, blue, grey, and taupe.
- The same goes for the texture. The biggest the texture difference between the two pieces, the easier it is to pull off a good-looking final ensemble.
Do you already have a white suit or white blazer in your closet? Let me know in the comments!