The suit feature through this post is from Frank & Oak (Laurier Unconstructed Cotton Blazer & McCord Dress Chinos in Desert (also available in navy)). When putting together these looks, the idea was to showcase the not so formal side of the khaki colored cotton suit and give it the actual “lived-in” effect. Think of it as “un-suiting”. Expect to see patterned shirts, sneakers, deep blue and some other kick-footwear.
Laurier Unconstructed Cotton Blazer & McCord Cotton Trousers in Desert – Frank & Oak | Hog Wild Jack Pattern Shirt – Art In The Age | Canvas & Leather Belt in Cognac – Frank & Oak | Downing Sunglasses in striped Sassafras – Warby Parker| Nylite White & Peacoat Canvas Sneakers – Tretorn | Silicone Watch – Nooka |
Patterned button shirts are a huge trend this year, but, selecting the right pattern for you can come at a heavy sartorial price. Make the wrong move with a crazy pattern and you’ll look you’ve jumped out of an impressionist painting. Below are some style tips to “perfecting” this look with your khaki colored cotton suit.
Pattern Shirt Styling With Khaki Colored Suit
- Start out with a shirt with a darker base color like navy. Navy complements the khaki color effortlessly. Your pattern won’t look as busy if it’s sticks to one color as well
- Since the look has already become casual with the patterned shirt, inject more warm weather styling into the look with a pair of white canvas sneakers
- This look works best for casual parties or an extremely casual Friday at the office (when you planning to party afterward)
- I had the hem on these pants cut shorter because they’ll primary be pair with loafers or sneakers. Showing more ankle gives you some room to breath and is a better complement that a slight break.
Photo Credit: Marina T. Peele
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