What's not to love about a well-fitting suit? A navy suit is a great all-rounder – a flattering shade, navy is less austere than black or grey, but as equally sophisticated as both.
The beauty of a navy suit is the versatility; it can be paired with almost anything else that is already in your wardrobe. A navy suit can take you from from day to night seamlessly, no outfit change required.
For fail-safe stylishness, brown shoes and belts always work well with a navy suit. For classic styling, wear your navy suit with a crisp white shirt and a tie – pick a navy tie to match or opt for a shade of grey, light blue or brown.
Alternatively, you can play around a bit and go for a trendier look. Sailor's love a bit of navy, and the addition of a nautical striped T-Shirt or striped tie worn with a navy suit jacket works well. Or why not wear your navy suit jacket over an orange or red roll neck to create contrast and a modern take on the suit?
Here are five ways to work a navy suit...
The Ultra-Skinny Navy Suit
Navy Textured Ultra Skinny Fit Suit, £160, Topman
The Classic Navy Suit
Go for a regular or classic fit if you want a bit more space to move in. A classic-cut suit jacket has a fuller body and waist, plus the trousers have a slightly higher waist and wider leg. A classic suit creates a traditional silhouette, perfect for the boardroom or a formal event.
Navy & Tan Check Peak Lapel Two Piece Suit, £175, Austin Reed
The Luxe Finish Navy Suit
Add interest to a navy suit with a luxe jacquard finish and silky contrasting black lapel. This navy jacquard skinny-fit tuxedo jacket from Topman has a contrast lapel and comes with a matching waistcoat and skinny-fit trousers.
Navy Jacquard Skinny Fit Three Piece Tuxedo Suit, £195, Topman
The Pinstripe Navy Suit
The Dobson Pinstripe Suit from Thomas Pink looks as dapper in the boardroom as it does in a cocktail bar. Crafted from 100% British pinstripe twill wool, these three pieces will serve you well.
Dobson Pinstripe Suit Jacket, £495, Thomas Pink
It’s all in the detailing − this single-breasted two button suit jacket is a very special piece, worn with or without the matching waistcoat and trousers. Details include the lapel buttonhole which is finished off with the signature pink flower loop on reverse and four working buttonholes on each cuff, with the fourth button stitched in the signature pink thread.
Dobson Pinstripe Suit Trousers, £155, Thomas Pink
Dobson Pinstripe Suit Waistcoat, £150, Thomas Pink
The Navy Check Jacket
This checked Ted Baker suit jacket is jut about as good as it gets. A standalone piece, there is no need to match-it-up. Wear this jacket with skinny cropped suit trousers in navy or black, leather derby shoes and a white buttoned-to-the-top shirt (tie optional).
Ted Baker Check Suit Jacket in Slim Fit, £299, ASOS