I've found many guys come to us for a light gray suit around May-July thinking they only have so long to wear it. The truth is you can stretch a light gray suit to the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall as well, it just takes the following knowledge.
Once the weather turns from the cold winters, it is time to bring out that light gray suit. Bold greens; mid pinks, purples, yellow and even orange are perfect colors to wear for this season. Whether that is in your shirt, tie or pocket square.
*Keep in mind that your tie should always be darker than your shirt.
If you own a light gray suit, and you are reading this post, chances are that you are already rocking your light gray in the summer. The perfect colors to wear in the summer are pastels and they pop off of your gray suit. You should already have a few of these pastel shirts and cycle through them with your other essential suits like navy, charcoal, true blue and mid-grey.
A white dress shirt with any of these colored ties will always be a stylish look. If you want to knock your look out of the park, add a pastel color to your suit pattern. Pink pinstripes, mint green windowpane or purple glen check.
This is where most guys put the light gray back into the closet until the next Spring. Unzip that garment bag and grab your best black or brown accessories. This is where rich colors such as maroon come in to play as well. A white or light blue shirt is an easy pairing with a light gray suit in the Fall and brown or maroon go perfectly with them.
A white, light blue or even pink pocket square will pair perfectly to top it all off.
Adding a light gray suit in the summer works, but do not put it away when the Fall comes. When our clients come to us looking for a new suit we always ask what suits, dress shirts, ties and pocket squares they already have. The decision we make from there are based on using what is in their wardrobe. This keeps them from buying shirts or accessories they already have, or don't need.
This is also what our Wake Up and Go package is all about. Building your wardrobe with the essential pieces. Check it out here and let us know if you need our free wardrobe checklist to keep you from buying useless products that do not go with anything in your wardrobe.
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All articles are written by Cardero Clothing's Owner: Derek Burbidge