It is the party season and if you are looking to stand out in a crowd, now is the time to invest in a velvet blazer-style jacket.
If you’ve dreamed of being able to pull off this look but found yourself unsure if it will suit you, remember every one looks good in velvet. A velvet jacket is something you are likely to wear time and time again for formal occasions, special occasions and for those times when you just feel like looking great, so what are you waiting for?
The smart-casual dress code is always a tricky one, but with a velvet blazer you are good to go. Simply pair with a black roll-neck and smart black or indigo blue jeans or a pair of slim-fit wool trousers.
For a traditional look, wear your velvet blazer with a complementing shirt and tie. Navy looks great with pale blue, and deep red, paired with a black shirt and patterned tie, will definitely get you noticed. EJ Menswear have a range of Lyle & Scott jackets to choose from, and after missing out on the party season last year, this year is shaping up to be extra special, so start planning your party wardrobe now.
If you are dressing for a festive party, New Year’s Eve or a special occasion such as a wedding, wearing a velvet jacket with a patterned shirt will definitely get you in the mood. Be as bold as you like and opt for bright florals or large patterns and prints.
Next year, anyone with an interest in men’s fashion will be able to get inspiration and see some of the more outrageous fashion trends at the Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition at the V&A museum in London.
Tone It Down
For a more conservative look, opt for a tan or camel coloured velvet blazer and wear with a cream coloured crew-neck or any other pale shade. If you want to add a bit of originality and vibe to your outfit, get a silk scarf to complete the look. Wear with relaxed cords and boots.
Finally, if you attend events regularly that have a strict dress code, go for the classic look. With a black velvet blazer, a white dress shirt and silk bow tie you can’t go wrong.