How to find the right blue suit for every occasion.



Words: T. MacInnis

While a black suit might work for particular occasions and a grey suit is super wearable, nothing is quite as versatile as a blue suit. From the office to a wedding to a smart-casual party, you can’t go wrong with a blue suit.

Depending on how you style it and what shade of blue you choose, a blue suit can work in just about any setting. And, blue has the added benefit of looking good on everyone. Below, we make the case for our favourite suit shade and offer up a few styling tips based on the occasion. If there’s one suit you invest in this year, keep reading to find out why we think it should be blue.

Wear a blue suit to a spring wedding

Nothing says spring like a pop of colour. But, if you’re a wedding guest, you might not want make a massive statement. This is when a pale blue suit is the perfect choice. The shade is different enough to stand out, but it’ll never stick out. Pair a pale blue suit with a light-coloured shirt and pastel accessories to keep it subtle, or enhance the colour with a complementary patterned tie.

Wear a blue suit to the office

If you wear a suit to work every day, whether you’re required to or not, you might be in need of a spring refresh. Any darker-toned blue is a great choice, but going for a tonal check will set your look apart. To let that check stand alone, wear it with tonal accessories, or add a contrasting pattern with a floral pocket square.

Wear a blue suit on a night out

If you’ve got a date this weekend, an engagement party, or a smart-casual family function, kick it up a notch in a blue suit. To keep it casual, pare it back with a navy rollneck or a T-shirt (weather’s a factor here) and suede trainers.

Wear a blue suit to the races

Even though the dress codes at the races are changing, you still might want to wear a full three-piece suit, and we support that. Since the start of racing season lines up with the start of spring, a pastel blue three-piece suit is a great choice. To keep it classic, wear it with a white shirt and a simple tie. Or, embrace the new season completely and opt for a matching floral tie and pocket square.

Get married in a blue suit

If you’re getting ready for your spring wedding, there are a load of trends to consider. But, one of our favourite is the return of the pinstripe, and we love this more modern, blue-on-blue take. Wear it with the waistcoat to capitalise on the vintage feel, or style it with a pastel tie and matching pocket square to lighten it up.

Especially this season, we’re embracing versatility, and that’s part of why we love blue suits. It’s also because they look great on everyone, and the accessorising options are endless. Whichever blue suit you choose, it should be one you can see yourself wearing on several occasions for several years, and one you love wearing, of course.