The Cheat Sheet: A Stylish Guide For Men on Color Combinations For the Holidays

The Cheat Sheet: A Stylish Guide For Men on Color Combinations For the Holidays


Get ready to ace your holiday looks with ease with these tips on how to match colors like a pro

The holiday season brings with it a burst of festive energy, and what better way to embrace the spirit than by elevating your style with carefully curated color combinations? Whether you’re gearing up for a family gathering or stepping out for a holiday party, here is a quick guide to help you easily master the art of sophisticated color coordination. 

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Classic Red and Navy Blue

The Cheat Sheet: A Stylish Guide to Men's Holiday Outfit Color Combination - Classic Red and Navy Blue

Step into the holiday festivities with a timeless and festive combination of classic red and navy blue. Take your style up a notch by pairing a deep red sweater with well tailored navy trousers. Elevate the ensemble by adding a touch of flair with a few accessories, like a coordinating red pocket square or a subtle navy scarf. The key here is to balance the boldness of red with the sophistication of navy, creating a look that’s both festive and refined. When combining these two colors, you might also want to consider the fabric textures. A woolen red sweater contrasts beautifully with the smooth finish of navy trousers, creating a visually appealing ensemble.

Forest Green and Rust

Holiday outfit - Forest Green and Rust

Embrace the warmth of the season by harmoniously combining forest green and rust. Create a stylish contrast by layering a rust-colored jacket over a forest green shirt or vice versa. Introduce tan or brown accessories into the mix. Think leather belts or boots to seamlessly tie the look together. Opt for varying shades within the forest green and rust spectrums to add depth to your outfit.

Dark Blue and Silver

The Cheat Sheet: A Stylish Guide to Men's Holiday Outfit Color Combination - Dark Blue and Silver

For a more refined holiday look, turn to the sophistication of dark blue and silver. Opt for a well-tailored midnight blue suit as the base, and complement it with a silver tie or a neatly folded silver pocket square. Complete the ensemble with polished black loafers, adding a touch of understated luxury to your overall appearance. Do not forget to experiment with subtle patterns in the silver accessories, such as a fine checkered tie or a silk pocket square with a delicate silver border. This adds a layer of intricacy to your look without overwhelming the elegance.

Gray and Cranberry

Holiday outfit - Gray and Cranberry

For a subtle yet festive vibe, one of the color combinations to explore is the understated charm of gray and cranberry. Consider a gray jacket paired with cranberry-colored trousers or a cranberry tie for a tasteful combination. The versatility of this pairing allows for the choice of black or brown shoes, depending on the overall tone you wish to convey. When opting for gray and cranberry, pay attention to the fit of your clothing. A well-fitted gray blazer paired with tailored cranberry trousers ensures a polished and put-together appearance.

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