Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Struggling to pull off blue this season? We’re here to help with this handy guide on how you can incorporate the transitional colour into your wardrobe with ease.
Blue is a colour that has been in fashion longer than many can remember. Its versatility and ease of wear is what makes it so great and popular amongst many. These days many people like to avoid wearing too much colour or pattern so they don’t stand out from the crowd, but we say rubbish to that!
Wearing blue this season will help you out in the style stakes and add colour, pattern and texture to your wardrobe. We’re not saying you should go all out and wear an entire blue look, but, subtle hints will go a long way to help you out.
One: You Can Do Blue on Blue
It’s not the 90’s anymore but don’t be afraid of pairing the same coloured outfit today. There’s just one simple rule to follow, break it up with a neutral colour (you know, your sands and greys).
Two: Navy Suit
It’s definitely one to have as a staple in your wardrobe. Make sure the suit fits well, if it is too small/big you’ll lose the whole style altogether. The navy suit provides formality but with a touch of casual colour. For a bolder look, pair it with shirt and a dark purple tie.
Three: Rough Around the Edges
If you’re the type of guy that loves the ripped jeans and worn looking clothes, you’ll enjoy this one. My tip is to pair the jeans with a chequered buttoned shirt, it really gives it that rough lumberjack feel.
Four: Nautical Stripes
Navy and white striped tops have always been popular. It’s definitely one to have for those “smart/casual” occasions. They especially look great with some light blue shorts and white trainers.
Five: The Shoes
Believe it or not you can simply add blue to your collection by adding a pop of colour on your feet. We do an amazing range of bright blue trainers that’ll pretty much go with anything.
Six : Patterned shirts
There’s always that one guy that has a collection of outlandish shirts, you know the one. If that’s you, don’t worry I didn’t leave you out. Just remember not to have a crazy pattern on the trouser, something like a pair of black jeans would look really good with either of these tops. You don’t want to look like a walking curtain.
Seven: Blue and Beige
These colours have always complemented each other, the beige acts as an aid for the blue to appear more prominent. Try pairing a light or navy top with some relaxed tan skinnies, you’ll find it easy while looking great.
It can be kind of daunting to wear neon blue, however wearing it on something like a coat, gives you the option to take it off when you please. Just make sure you wear dark or neutral colours underneath it, as you don’t want to overpower your outfit and make it seem crazily bright. Think a neon rain mac for those Nineties vibes.
Nine: Leather Jackets
Not all leather clothes have to be black. An edgy, navy blue jacket is all you need to look awesome! The leather adds a unique metallic sheen offering more of a “rocker” style. My advice is to pair the jacket with some black or dark blue skinny-jeans.
Something small like a striking blue bag or a navy strapped watch is all you might need to inject some colour into your outfit.
Who’s Wearing It Well?
Take some inspiration from our fellow celebrities. David Beckham always looks great in blue, whether it’s a sharp navy suit or something chilled, Beckham knows how to pull the colour off well.
Top 10 Tips On How To Wear Blue For Men
- You can do blue on blue – the easiest way is to do blue denim mixed with more blue denim
- Invest in a navy suit – you can’t go wrong with one
- Grab a pair of blue distressed jeans – they’re always going to be stylish
- Nautical stripes are an easy way to subtly incorporate blue into an outfit
- Just grabbing a pair of blue trainers is an easy way to do blue subtly too
- Blue checked shirts are an easy way to achieve a laid back look
- Compliment blue with shades of brown – think tan, stone and beige
- Something small like a bag can do the job of injecting some colour into your outfit, without going all out
On That Note
If you are ever unsure on how to wear it, remember to break up the clothes with a neutral item like a grey shirt or some stone-coloured chinos. Equally, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries, if you want to wear a top that has a crazy blue pattern on or if you want to wear a navy suit with a rich purple shirt underneath, you can do it!