Outfit Inspiration

Steal His Look: Eddie Redmayne in a Blue Monochrome Suit

Day 14 of #NoJeansJanuary

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Eddie Redmayne in a blue monochrome suit is a lot like Jason Sudeikis in sneakers – almost expected, but still dapper every time he steps foot on a red carpet.  Whether Redmayne keeps things simple in a navy suit and crisp while shirt or takes a bolder approach in a patterned stunner, you can count on his tailoring to be perfectly fitted. What we really love? He isn’t afraid of color. From a mint green double breasted suit to multi-colored plaid, he’s mastered the art of letting one part of your look steal the show and keeping the other outfit elements quite simple.

Create your own blue monochrome look a la Redmayne by stepping outside of your normal navy choice and opting for a lighter shade (bonus points for pattern or texture!). Then show just how great your essentials can look by reaching for a classic gingham shirt and sharp brown dress shoes. Oh – and don’t forget a pocket square to round out the look.

Steal Eddie Redmayne’s look in a blue monochrome suit:

Suit: J.Crew, $225-$425 | Shirt: Bar III, $58 | Pocket square: Drake’s, $95

Socks: Merona, $10 | Shoes: Allen Edmonds, $385 | Pomade: Kevin Murphy, $28

Watch: Nixon, $150 | Coat: Edifice, $435

 Wear it well:

  • Don’t think that you have to sacrifice creativity when it comes to creating a monochrome look – mix prints and textures to add an element of dissonance between pieces.
  • Try using slightly different hues of blue to avoid looking too matchy.
  • Muted tones like navy, slate, and cadet blue will help to keep color pairings streamlined, but still interesting.
  • Mix it up. Vary the fabrics within your look to pump up the texture factor. One easy swap? Try a linen suit or add a melange sweater and knit tie.
  • When all else fails…layer. While a great monochrome look doesn’t require a ton of pieces, you can always add more visual interest with an extra layer or two.

And a big thanks to Bar III for helping Style Girlfriend put on this 30-day wardrobe challenge for our readers. The modern, versatile offerings for both men and women include office-appropriate clothing with elegant, modern proportions and price tags that won’t break the bank. Consider it stylish “wear to work” clothing that will take you straight to happy hour feeling dapper as ever. Guys know style isn’t about all-designer-everything; it’s about finding those stand-out pieces to mix into your closet that make you feel like a million bucks. That’s where Bar III comes in.



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