The navy blue suit has its origins in the British Royal Navy. Since 1748, officers of the British Royal Navy were required to wear navy.
Today, the color palette is a handsome and stylish choice for a suit — but you need to know what to pair with your navy suit. Read on to get our top three tips for wearing a navy blue suit.
Selecting a Shirt Color
When wearing a navy suit, you really need a shirt that is going to help the suit color pop. You can achieve this look with a bright white, classic office shirt. You also can try muted pastel colors — such as a light blue or a light pink. Any light pastel hue won’t compete with the navy suit and will instead keep the focus on the suit.
Moving on to the Tie
The next step is to add a complementary tie. Many color choices look great with a navy suit and obviously, your tie choice will be built around the shirt you choose. That’s why it’s so important to have a shirt foundation. However, in general, both solid and patterned ties work with a navy suit — and you have a great deal of flexibility in the color of tie you choose!
Some of the colors that pair well include:
Ruby red or maroon
Tip #3: Considering the Suit
Finally, many men don’t realize that when you are looking for a navy suit you don’t have to select just a solid color suit. There are many variations of the navy suit, including ones with subtle patterns. Look for navy suits in the following popular patterns:
All of these navy suits had subtle interest to the traditional navy suit look and offer a small element of surprise that people won’t see until they are up close.
In conclusion, take these three top tips with you as you are selecting your navy suit, shirt and tie combination. There’s a lot of flexibility you have in the process, and you can exert some creativity with your color palettes to get that streamlined, modern and interesting look.