What formal trousers to wear to a formal event

Need inspiration for Formal event outfits? Our stylists have put together outfits featuring formal trousers.

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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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Play with layers

This look proves the old adage that with layers, less is more. A lightweight shirt, vest and jacket can be as warm as one heavy coat, plus adaptable if the weather changes.

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Look smart in colour

A handsome look doesn't require a monochromatic suit. Opt instead for separates in complementary colours to nail a more statement-making style.

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A bit of difference

You can have a bit more fun with separates than a suit since there are more elements to play with. Wearing something with a small pattern makes the whole thing feel distinctive.

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Outerwear that elevates

A well-fitting overcoat is the kind of item that instantly sharpens any outfit. Worn over your formal trousers and knitwear you'll still look polished even when you’re away from the office.

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Coats that up your game

Here's a shortcut to style: invest in a double-breasted overcoat – it upgrades any outfit in an instant.

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A smart update

Want to give your smart separates a bit of an update? Add some interest via a textured blazer or knitted tie.

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Stay refined in the rain

Don't let wet weather dampen your smart look. Throw on a weatherproof field jacket in a dark, versatile hue over the top to save you from looking dishevelled in the rain.

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