The best way to get the most out of your wardrobe are separates combinations – a mix of mismatched jackets and trousers that can breathe new life into the clothes we already have or don’t wear anymore. Separates combinations can be useful not only to create a casual combo, but also in formal situations where there is no need for too strict clothing, such as when attending a wedding (not as a groom, of course!) .
However, putting two different garments together means being able to find the best mix of colors and fabrics. The simplest is to alternate light neutral shades on one side with darker ones on the other, for example with a light gray jacket and the classic dark blue suit trousers or with a black jacket and gray trousers.
How to create separates combinations
What happens when we have a jacket or trousers with patterns? In this case it’s good to alternate the most eccentric garment with something in solid color, not necessarily a basic color.
Indeed, the best solution is to recognize the various colors of which they are part of the texture, and use them to choose the pants and shirt/t-shirt to use under the jacket. Alternatively, we can use a more neutral color, such as white (preferably in summer), or a denim jeans (which, however, will be much more casual).
In this post, for example, I used a Collusion blazer with a checked pattern and I decided to take the accent color of the stripe (a mix of orange and red) and use it for Kiabi chinos. Under the jacket I chose not to use a shirt, but an ASOS Design t-shirt that echoes the remaining colors of the blue-toned weave.
So, in certain contexts it may be worth resorting to separates combinations, perhaps it’s the best solution to combine utility with a pinch of personality.
What I’m wearing:
Blazer: COLLUSION sold by ASOS
T-shirt: ASOS Design