Spring is in the air, temperatures are gradually rising and with this our wardrobe should be getting lighter in both weight and colour palette. As we have previously discussed in our new season trends article, a gentlemen’s blazer is both a versatile and essential component of almost every outfit for Spring/Summer season.
Light blue & checks are always a winner but if you want to try something new and push the envelope then why not consider a pastel colour? Teals, yellows and reds are bold and daring, but we prescribe these colours with a gentle warning, when it comes to pastels skin tone is everything. One colour that can transform a summer outfit from tasteful to downright suave is pink.
Nothing says French Riviera more than white trousers, a crisp shirt and a pink blazer. However if you’re looking for a more toned down look throw on a pair of faded denims a white polo, then roll up the sleeves of your blazer and combine with trainers for that perfect casual look. A personal favourite of mine that incorporates the pink blazer to full effect is Bruno Mars’ look in the ultra-cool “Uptown Funk” video. Bruno the trend setter pairs a shawl collar pink blazer with a white t- shirt & black trousers and topped off with a panama hat. This epitomizes cool summer attire. Change the tee for a black linen shirt for any formal event and watch those heads turn.
So now you have three options for fusing the pink blazer into your summer outfits whether it’s smart casual or down right balling. It can transform any attire into a calculated, confident masterclass in men’s style. Unlike other pastel colours, pink is by far the most flattering for all skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone the deeper shades of pink work best. Men with lighter skin tones should try softer tones of pink as it does not wash out ones complexion.
If you dare to don the pink blazer this summer make sure you adhere to the basic guidelines by being conscious of your skin tone. Whether you wear it just strolling around town with an ice-cream or on Monaco’s Avenue de Monte Carlo you know you’re killing it.