If there’s one night where you can get away with being overdressed, it’s New Year’s Eve. Of course, there’ll be a handful of occasions where a suit is the wrong choice (a drink in the pub being one), but for almost everything else, we advocate styling it out and dressing to the nines. Whether you choose to deconstruct the traditional two-piece and wear a suit jacket with tailored trousers, or you go the opposite end of the scale and slip on a tux, prepare to rock the room this New Year’s Eve.
Unless you double up as Daniel Craig, most of us don’t often get the opportunity to wear a tuxedo. If you find yourself with an invite to a lavish party, why not raise the bar and step out in one? Flattering in any light, the tux will land you serious style points – if you wear it properly. Go for a slim fit to ensure those extra Christmas kilos are nowhere in sight, and pair it with black shoes, a white dress shirt and a patterned bow tie.
Tuxedo Suit Jacket
Black Tuxedo Suit Trousers
White Wing Collar Slim Fit Shirt
Signature High Shine Derby
We’re happy to admit that for some occasions, the tux might be a touch too far. But if you’re still keen to make an impression, go for the next best thing and deconstruct it. Pair the jacket with a more casual white shirt, lose the tie and add tailored trousers. If this is the route you’re looking to go down, pick a coloured jacket and pair it with black trousers for a smart and sophisticated look that’s an easy win.
Navy Textured Jacket
Voluminous Pleated Trousers
Signature Paisley Print Shirt
Black Tassel Loafer
If you’re looking to raise the style stakes but aren’t comfortable wearing any of the above options, go for one of this year’s most stylish looks – the undone suit. Instead of a formal shirt, reach for knitwear and rather than black leather shoes, go for white trainers – this is a classically cool look that we hope will fast become your go-to for occasions like this.
Charcoal Suit Jacket
Charcoal Roll Neck
Suiting advice for the colder months
Master the shirt basics
Get black tie ready