Valentine's Day From Day To Evening
At King & Allen, we love the versatility of a suit. With Valentine's Day this month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to show you how to go from day to night, while keeping your tailoring sharp and your style on point. From mixing and matching jackets, to adapting a three-piece, there are so many options to keep you looking fresh and polished.
A three-piece suit, complete with tie always looks top-notch at work, especially when teamed with a smart pair of brogues. To switch it up for the evening, why not ditch the waistcoat and tie and leave the jacket open for a less formal, more casual look. You could even opt for a pair of snazzy socks and style your hair a bit differently, as our Tailoring Consultant Joe has done.
We've spoken before about the ultimate versatility and dapper appeal of the three-piece suit. You can take the waistcoat off and still look super smart and slick. You might also opt for a contrasting waistcoat, as Mary-Cait has done, by choosing a check fabric that complements the plain colour of your suit. For the evening, you can leave the waistcoat behind and sling your jacket over your shoulders for effortless chic.
A Change of Jacket
A monotone look for work can look really sleek and is a great option for pared-down dressing with a hint of flair, as Karl has done with a navy blue palette and subtle pinstripe. For the evening, you could choose a sports coat or switch the jacket to a different pattern to stand out and make an impression. The subtle detail of the pocket square in both these looks draws the eye and add instant appeal.
We love Chloe's purple/pink three-piece suit, which looks great with a buttoned-up shirt for the day at work. For the evening, you might choose a darker, monotone trousers / t-shirt combo, alongside the brighter jacket. The contrast is really striking while also being casual and laid back.
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