Dressing up for the day ahead should be not only customary but a creative exercise as well. A perfect example of getting the best out of the wardrobe you have, to acquire a suit, which you can wear in several different ways. To do this you need to think outside a box a little bit, far off from the navy and gray worsted wool business suits. You need to first find the right type of cloth to do it, something which does not scream SUIT at first sight.
For winter a perfect material to do this is woollen flannel. It’s soft handle and warm texture makes it a more casual material, and it is easy to pair with other casual fabrics. It is the best if you find a patterned suit to do this, just make sure to avoid stripes in this matter.
It is best to go for a bold plaid, like the one in our example from Sartorio Napoli. This two piece can be styled up in several different ways, classic with a shirt and tie or „broken”, which means you either wear the jacket or the trousers combined for a more casual look.
While this maybe looks a bit bold first, it is much easier to pull this look off, than you might think. Sure it a bit dandyish, but there are times in life when a little bit of extravagance doesn't hurt. Always make sure to keep everything else simple, the best is always to go with a plain tie and a pair of nice derby shoes. If you don’t feel comfortable in the complete suit first, try the following.
A plaid flannel jacket will always smarten up your regular day-to-day outfits. Throw it over your favorite oxford shirt and jeans, wear it with a tie and pair of slacks for casual office day or pair it with a denim shirt and corduroys for an elegant weekend look. You don’t need a special occasion to wait for with these looks, the reason why a jacket like this is great to have is that it makes you look smart, easy and cool at the same time.
Checkered trousers are quirky for sure, but in the right shades, they also have a sort of FU quality about them. Paired with the cashmere shawl collar cardigan, this look is all about luxury leisure time. As much comfortable as your sweatpants, but much much chicer, this look will help you get a table at the coolest brunch places in town.