2011 was definitely the year that menswear began to really accept color. Both the spring/summer and autumn/winter collections in 2011 featured a more vibrant palette for men's dressing. This season, the key color is definitely one of familiarity. Bedrooms and clothing are often splashed in this shade almost as soon as the baby's sex is known. The color in question is the stereotypical boys' color—blue.
The color blue appeals to everyone. Its ever-present nature means it slots into all the major fashion types from preppy to military. A blue piece can be utilized as the statement piece in many ways, from a suit or duffle. It works well with most neutral tones as well as complimenting many other colors such as red and yellow. It is such a versatile color that it is easy to wear.
Brands such as Burberry and Canali gave the color blue a starring spot in their spring/summer 2012 collection.
Nevertheless, a limited palette doesn't have to stop you from looking your best. In fact, mixing varying hues of one color creates a really sharp and put together look. The different shades also demonstrate to the world your ability to create a great outfit out of one color.
When it comes to creating a mono blue ensemble, the best way to begin is with a navy suit. This is because the darker suit allows you to go lighter with your shirt and tie. Opt for a tie that is a shade darker than your shirt but is lighter than your suit for the best effect of a mono color ensemble.
Occasional white in patterns such as checks in your mono color outfit are remarkably well too. However, be noted that if wearing a blue check shirt with a tie, steer clear of ties in any shade of blue. Blue ties would clash with the patterns and make the outfit turn from good to bad. Too much of pattern and color going on in an outfit will just ruin the look. So with that in mind, opt for a pale grey tie instead. The color grey is subtle and neutral enough that it will not throw off your all blue.
It is a relief for those who were cautious towards daring bright colors in menswear. The color blue appeases those who were wary of color while also satisfying those who crave a good statement piece.