(suit - Zara | cardigan - Club Monaco | tie - The Tie Bar | pocket square - c/o Suited Man | shoes - Clarks | mustache - I grew it myself)
Layering a suit is simple. I mean, all you're really doing is putting something on over your shirt and under your suit jacket--or putting something over your suit jacket. Although it is simple, I've my fair share of botched jobs. So how can you guys at home layer a suit without mucking it up? I'll tell you.
Wearing a sweater under your suit keeps you warm on those chilly days, but allows you to keep up with a slimmer appearance by ditching the overcoat. Obviously, if you're wearing a suit, you want the sweater you pick to not be f*cking obnoxious and awful. Stay away from sweaters with words or sayings on them. You don't want to look like Cyril Figgis, so leave the sweater vest at home. Or burn it. I mean, seriously, who wears a sweater vest...
Style note: if it has a hood, it's not fit for business. No hoodies, guys.
I like layering my suits with cardigans, because the buttons emulate a waistcoat---giving it a more formal vibe like you'd see in a three piece suit. Cardigan etiquette always applies, so leave the bottom button unbuttoned.
Style note: try unbuttoning the top button on your cardigan as well as the bottom.
- Layer a sweater under your suit on those colder days.
- Let your footwear change with the season: don't be afraid to wear boots with a suit.
- Throwing in a pattern, on a tie for example, gives depth to what you're wearing.
- Don't pull a Cyril; don't wear a sweater vest.
Wear It Write.