What to wear on an evening out

Looking for a smart and stylish look for your evening out? Our sylists have pulled together tips and outfit ideas below, so you’re prepared for any type of night out. Experiment with a patterned shirt. You can go from florals and tropical prints to more subtle patterns, like stripes. Dress up with a blazer and chinos, but with a polo to make your outfit more contemporary. Add a leather jacket to your outfit. It’s just the right amount of dressed-up, without trying too hard.

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Let the outerwear do the talking

Just the hint of colour peeking through the navy pea coat is enough to stop this outfit feeling boring. Particularly with work boots to give it a rugged edge.

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Why black is good for bad weather

If you've ever been splashed by puddle water, you'll understand the benefit of wearing an outfit that doesn't show up dirt. It helps that black's also very flattering.

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Sticking to one shade

Single-shade outfits always feel smarter. To stop them being boring, add a patterned scarf to create some visual difference.

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An alternative to blue jeans

If you don't want to look like you're wearing a Texas Tuxedo, then try swapping blue jeans for grey trousers. You can then wear a blue denim shirt on top.

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Stepping up a notch with pattern

Introducing texture (in the form of tweed) and pattern (in the form of a pocket square) is an accessible way to mix up your more formal looks.

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Making the most of monochrome

With a look this simple, fit is everything. Cropped jackets can throw your silhouette off but with slim (not skinny) jeans you get a tailored look, even in casual clothes.

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A low-key approach

For a versatile look that isn’t boring, add some texture. A knitted jumper with minimal trainers and formal trousers creates an outfit that is simple but still interesting.

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Seasonless essentials every man should have

Chelsea boots always look good with jeans because they're both classics that will never date. You could wear this outfit every day for the next decade and always be stylish.

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