What to wear to a formal event

In search of Formal event outfit ideas for men? We’ve made it quick and easy for you. Below you’ll find our top look ideas for how to wear to a Formal event, with options for those who look for the most simple and classic styles to the ones keen to experiment with more fancy attire.

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Bring on breathable fabrics

The sun’s out, the weather’s scorching – what do you wear? Breathable linen is a sure-fire way to keep cool during warm-weather days. Team a blue linen shirt with linen trousers, followed by black penny loafers to prep up the aesthetic.

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One for smart days

Looking for a smart, classic look? A navy blazer is a great place to begin. Keep things simple by teaming yours with a formal white shirt, grey trousers, and a pair of black penny loafers.

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Style up your formal outfits

Simple pieces that ooze style, like a white cut-away collar shirt, can sit perfectly against the smart classics in your wardrobe. Wear yours with tan trousers and tasseled loafers for an effortlessly stylish look that will help your refresh your smart style game.

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Smart or casual?

This outfit works for both occasions: a dark blue blazer, a navy shirt, followed by a pair of neutral trousers. For more laid-back weekends, switch your brown loafers for white trainers.

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A smart take on tonals

A great way to make your look smarter? Go tonal – it’s as easy as that. Simply opt for a light blue suit and add balance by styling a darker blue polo shirt underneath. Bring in a subtle dose of polish via a silver chain.

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Know how to strike the right balance

A grey blazer creates balance in a smart casual look, and softens the statement of a printed shirt. Together, they bring personality without losing any of the formal appeal you're after.

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Veer into velvet

Pair together a black velvet jacket, rollneck, and formal trousers for a retro twist on an everyday look. Just finish with monk strap shoes to add a suave and contemporary finish to this nostalgic ensemble.

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