How to wear patterned formal shirts

If you’re struggling to find the perfect items to wear with your patterned formal shirts, here are our stylists’ favourite outfit ideas. You’ll have an outfit for your patterned formal shirts in no time.

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Ace formalwear

Keep things classic when it comes to formalwear with classic blues and greys, and ensuring the fit of your separates is on point. Throw in a knitted tie to add a point of difference.

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Tonal made casual

A 'tonal' outfit just means that you're wearing clothes of varying shades, but still in the same colour family. It's an easy way to make simple pieces feel like an outfit.

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The basics of texture

If you're not keen on colour, texture is the easy way to add interest to your work wardrobe. Simple addition like a knitted tie, or a wool blazer, set your look apart.

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Smarten up with structure

A structured blazer is inherently more formal than one without padding, so it makes even an unbuttoned shirt feel that bit more put-together. Perfect when it's too hot for a tie.

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Add depth with tonal shades

Texture is the most powerful trick in menswear. By pairing a knitted tie with textured tailoring, you get depth even in a look that's light on colour.

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Look smart without the suit

Dressing for a wedding doesn’t have to mean a suit, particularly when the weather is warmer. Separates in lighter shades are smart and celebratory.

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Make a blue suit your own

Nothing's more versatile than a blue suit. But that also means they're everywhere. To make yours feel like yours, wear with a contrasting patterned shirt and tie, for added depth.

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A signature style

Pale tones are brilliant because they can work in almost any combination. Make them your signature look by working with similar shades on the blazer and shirt.

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