LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Look Your Best in Burgundy

Let's Hear it for the Boys

The perfect hue to a fall day, burgundy has been a major influence for many collections this year. Its impact can be found taking the lead on everything from suits to standout blockbuster coats.The deep red tone is versatile, flattering and pairs exceptionally well with many other colors that men have a tendency to flock to (navy, grey, black and even tan and brown).

Burgundy — along with navy — has truly landed this season with chinos, blazers and even suits being available in these two beautiful colours. Burgundy chinos are proving to be a smart option when worn in either casual or formal styles. Navy and burgundy are the best complementary fall colors; they create the perfect fall color combinations for most outfits.

The combination of burgundy and navy is one that is particularly easy to wear. This mixture is a stylish, often more sophisticated take on the traditionally successful combination of red and blue. Typically, navy and burgundy combos create classic, professional looks.

This week’s Fashionisto keeps it simple by pairing a cotton knit navy pullover sweater with dark burgundy denim jeans for a classic color-block. On his feet, he wears cognac and brown paneled leather boots, giving his look a strong, woodsy effect. He wears no jewelry, giving this outfit a muted, mysterious feel.

As a product of the Catholic School system, I spent the majority of my life wearing burgundy or navy (depending on the school) skirts and jumpers over white button-downs with Peter Pan collars. Let’s not forget those knee-highs and saddle shoes (yikes)! I never thought that I would come to love pairing my old uniform colors.

Now? Navy and burgundy are my fall staples. Either color looks great when paired with tan, brown and black pieces. Personally, I tend to throw some olive into my ensemble when I’m wearing navy and burgundy together.

Hint: Against a backdrop of neutral black, burgundy becomes more of a statement piece. Have fun with it! There are many ways to play up the color.

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