Top 5 Classic Mix & Match Combinations

March 08, 2016


Any style-conscious gent will know that matching separates are a big thing this season and it takes a real stylish man to know how to pull off the trend perfectly. Separates are ideal for men who like to dress smart and refined on a daily basis, without having to resort to a suit.

Although it may seem difficult matching your blazers and trousers, the most amazing thing about matching separates is that it can be dressed up and down effortlessly to suit any occasion. As difficult as it seem, it's very easy when you follow the right principles and get the color/fabric combinations right.

So to ensure you are successful when next you want to wear your separates, we've highlighted five easy and versatile pairings you can try out.



Beige (cream) Jacket With Navy Trousers 



We all know that beige jacket and navy trousers are the most versatile wardrobe item for every man so it's therefore important to know how to match this pieces properly. And the amazing thing is that this combination is perfect for virtually every occasion whether worn in reserve (beige trousers with navy jacket). To complete your look, simply add a tie, shirt and monk-strap shoes for your formal occasion, or a crew neck t-shirt and loafers when meeting friends for lunch. Those wanting something a bit more relaxed look for a casual date or night out with friends should try swapping the suit trousers for khaki or chinos and the shirt for a neutral-colored polo.

Grey Jacket With Navy Trousers 



Grey blazers and navy trousers is a perfect match for both formal and informal events and the most classic and timeless of these five combinations. Whether worn to the office or for drinks during the weekend, these versatile hue will ensure you always look stylish and confident. And of course you can also wear it in reserve (grey trousers and navy jacket) especially when you have a less formal occasion.
To complete the look, utilise other wardrobe essentials. For example, a white dress shirt, neutral tie and black or brown oxfords when headed to the office, while switch to a casual tee and loafers or sneaks when going for a normal outing.

Grey Jacket With Black Trousers 



It's a traditionally accepted notion that black and grey suit or the pairing of both is the ideal combination for formal occasions. However, you can also wear them for casual occasions when paired properly to fit the given event. For nights out, when you want to dress practical but still look sharp, try switching your shirt and tie for a simple tee or polo, and your dress shoes for a more relaxed silhouette, such as loafers, sneakers or boat shoes. To give your look a stylish and dapper feel, finish with a printed pocket square or patterned scarf.
Similar to the previous pairing, this combination also works both ways; whether you are opting for a black jacket and grey trousers or black trousers and a grey blazer, the result will just be as effective.



Tweed With Denim 



This combination has been a favorite amongst gent's style for generations. It's ideal for those who like to take a more casual and rugged approach to their personal style.
To create an outfit with this combinations, it's best to pair with brown chelsea boot and a dress shirt or turtle-neck for a smart-casual event and switching to a crew neck t-shirt for your casual outings.
For those who are not fans of tweeds, you can combine with other heavy-weight fabrics such a wool, cord or flannel. These are worthy alternatives and would also complement your denim perfectly.

White Pants With Colored Blazers



Whether you opt for a blazer in sky blue, green, red, pink or yellow, teeming it with white jean/trousers will produce a dapper look that oozes class and style. To create an outfit with this combination, roll-up your trouser hem and pair with a casual t-shirt on sneakers/loafers for an evening outing. Switch for a collared shirt, solid tie and penny loafers for a summery and smart look. Note that this combination is only appropriate for casual or smart-casual occasions and not for formal events-unless you opt for black or navy suit on well tailored white pants.
When making a decision on the color of blazers to wear, the first thing to consider is your skin tone. For dark-skinned men, you are pretty much free to wear any suit color, whether it be a primary or pastel shade. However, if you are fair-skinned, it would be best to opt for a slightly darker hue to avoid looking washed out, such as deep red or petrol blue.
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