Color on Color

I have many men ask me about wearing the same colored pants with the same colored jacket and trying to pull them off as complimentary pieces, or in other terms, a ‘poor man’s’ attempt at a suit. Let me share some of the best advice some of you men out there need to hear: “Never ever ever wear the same colored pant/jacket combination unless they are sold together as a suit!” The colors need to be the exact same for you to be able to pull it off, and chances are if you try to wear a pair of navy blue chinos with a navy blue sport coat or suit coat, you will end up looking like a clashing idiot. Remember though, a pair of royal blue pants can go great with a navy sport coat. Complimentary colors are good, matching (that are not sold together) are not. When you want to wear separates, do it right.

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In short, do not attempt to match separates that are the same color. Ever! But remember to wear different shades of colors (like blue) that can compliment one another.

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