How to wear formal trousers

Need inspiration for stylish outfits featuring your formal trousers? Our expert stylists have put together outfit ideas for formal trousers.

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Dial down your colours

There’s no need to put all your pale clothes away when summer is over. Instead, pair lighter colours with darker tones, like grey or brown, to anchor them.

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Versatile formalwear

A neutral-coloured knit will brighten up darker suiting and coats, while being versatile enough to pair with chinos or jeans. Layer up your tailored jacket and overcoat for a classic cold-weather work look.

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A considered finish

Contrast a grey suit with a classic navy overcoat. A dark green tie and checked scarf add extra points of interest without going too bold.

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Stay smart outerwear

With its military heritage, a pea coat ups your formal game, adding style as well as warmth. That means it works as well with a suit as it does your denim.

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Add personality to your work look

Want to nail your smart office looks? Mix and match your textures, patterns, and colours for a fresh take on formalwear.

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Small changes, big impact

Trade your basic white shirt for a pale pink option to add a bit of contrast. Lightweight knitwear breaks up your suiting without losing the formal effect.

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Smarten up the simple way

This look is proof of the power of an overcoat, particularly when you nail the fit. With it, you don't need a blazer to nail smart-casual.

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Easy colour combos

An all-blue outfit can be dressed up or down with ease, but go for brown boots if you're looking for an informal take.

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