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How To Wear A Grey Suit

How To Wear A Grey Suit

How To Wear A Grey Suit.

When it comes to suits, there are many choices to go for but sometimes sticking to classic styles are best. Besides going for a navy or black, grey would be your next best choice. A grey suit offers versatility yet a classic and understated look. With a wide range of shades of grey, you’d be spoilt for choice. However dressing a grey suit can be tricky to perfect. Done right it will offer a clean yet modern look. If done wrong it will leave you looking outdated and frumpy. Do not fear we’ve written a guide on how to wear a grey suit.

When deciding what to wear with a grey suit, there are a few simple rules to follow:

  • Shirts:

When deciding what shirts to wear with your suit, you can’t go wrong with a classic white shirt. However if you’re looking to add some colour go for shirts in pastel shades such as a blue or pink.


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  • Accessories:

With a grey suit offering a classic style, adding some accessories to your look will add some definition to your overall look. When choosing accessories, its crucial you go for darker shades as you want them to compliment your outfit rather than clashing. If you’re feeling creative, why not add a tie clip, a lapel pin or cufflinks. Its important you keep your accessories to a minimal, as you don’t want to over do your look. Two to three accessories is ideal.


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  • Footwear:

Choosing what footwear to wear with your grey suit is an endless decision, due to the grey suit being versatile. A pair of tan brogues would look perfect with a light grey suit. A pair of black shoes will offer a classic style to your overall look. However, if you’re looking to add some boldness to your look, a pair of loafers in a burgundy will do the job. Alternatively you could go for a pair of plain simplistic trainers if you’re opting for a smart casual look.

Light Grey Suit:

A light grey suit is a perfect choice for both formal and casual occasions. They are youthful, modern and add a sharp look.

Wearing a light grey suit on casual occasions offer a softer approach. In order for your look to work well and offer a casual look, you need to think about the fabric. A lightweight fabric such as a cotton or wool will work best. Team your suit with a white polo shirt and a pair of white trainers. This will help to offer a relaxed feel to your look. If you’re not feeling the white trainers, going for a brighter shade will work well. This will help to inject some colour to your look as well as draw attention.

Smart Casual Grey Suit Outfit

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On the other hand if you’re looking to style your light grey suit for a more formal occasion, you need to think about contrast. A crisp white shirt is no doubt a safe option, but why not add some colour by going for a pale pink shirt. When deciding what accessories to wear go for a navy patterned tie and a pink¬†pocket square.

Light Grey Suit Outfit

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Charcoal Suit:

A charcoal suit is perfect for the autumn/winter season, as it offers a more formal look compared to a light grey suit. With the different textures available for a charcoal suit, this offers versatility and a great way to experiment.

Wearing a charcoal suit to the office will be the perfect choice, as it will give you that dapper look and will be a refreshing change from the usual black and navy suits you tend to wear often. To complete your look go for a white shirt, navy tie and a white patterned pocket square. This will give you a classic look as well as compliment your overall look.

Charcoal Suit Style

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Although a charcoal suit may be ideal for the office or any other corporate occasion, why not step outside the box and wear one to a wedding. This would be a great look for an autumn/winter wedding. Add a light blue shirt, a burgundy knitted tie and a patterned pocket square in burgundy. This will make you stand out from the rest of the crowd and add some dimension into your overall outfit.

Charcoal Suit Style Outfit

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For more information on how to wear a grey suit or to discuss our other bespoke suits, jackets, dinner suits, overcoats and shirts give us a call on 0207 566 0077 or book an appointment using the Tailor Made London Booking Tool.

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