Most fashion-forward people know that each season has its own fashion rules, but did you know that the same applies to your suits? When choosing the right suit for each season of the year, there are two important factors to take into account: fabric and color.
The color and pattern of the suit you choose should be representative of each season and is a crucial step in becoming more fashionable without looking out of place.
The fabric of the suit you choose is also important for practical reasons; you don’t want to be stuck wearing thick wool when the weather gets warmer and you equally won’t want to be shivering in linen when temperatures drop below zero. As well as being more comfortable throughout the year, choosing the right fabric will ensure that your suit is more appropriate for various weather conditions, allowing it to resist too much wear and tear.
By mixing up the colors and fabrics of your suits per season, your wardrobe will become more practical and give you a wider range of options, in terms of patterns, colors, and textures.
In winter, cool, dark colors such as pine green, navy blue, grey and black are your best friends. Not only are they effortlessly classy, but they’re also incredibly versatile and easy to match with various shoes, ties, and shirts.
In the chilly winter months, it’s a good idea to opt for wool or tweed fabrics to stay cozy and warm in the office. Tweed is a tough, country-inspired heavy wool material, which will be incredibly durable in harsh weather conditions and will protect you from the chill of any strong winds.
Spring colors are warm and light and many items this season will come in pastel pink and yellow. If your job doesn’t permit you to wear anything too garish in the office, instead of choosing a pastel pink suit, you can always weave in some lighter spring colors in more subtle ways. For example, a grey suit with a subtle pale blue pattern is a great option for this season.
Hopsack is a great fabric to choose for your spring suits, due to its loosened weave and comfortable breathability.
When summer finally rolls around, cool colors, such as bright greens, blues, and purples, are a great option to weave into a lighter suit.
Linen is a fantastic option for summer, as its visible weave and natural texture make it a light and breathable option for hot days.
Warm, dark colors are most suited to fall, especially those that match autumn leaves, such as dark red, burnt orange, and brown.
It can be difficult to choose the right fabric for the fall season as it can vary widely, but wool flannel materials usually work well as they hang perfectly on the body while providing effective insulation.