Easter weekend, regardless of your religious affiliations, is often a weekend filled with family get togethers and outtings with loves ones. Whether it’s out of respect for a higher being, or to keep up with our better halves and their excuse to wear a cute new Spring dress, it’s also a weekend synonymous with dressing “proper”.
Sartorially, it’s a great early-Spring weekend to safely introduce a little more color (specifically pastels like pinks, purples, teals, etc) than you’ve been wearing all fall.
Here, three looks that I hope will inspire you to keep the “Sunday’s Best” tradition alive.
1. Lighten Up Your Suit + A little Pink
If you’ve been debating about pulling off something colorful in your closet (a pink shirt, a purple tie, a yellow pocket square, whatever) give it a shot this Sunday – it’s a freebee since people are usually in the holiday spirit and a little less critical on Easter.
Location: Trinity Church, Wall Street & Broadway, NYC. Considered one of the oldest building in Manhattan and was originally built in 1698. (Yes, before the founding of America)
Bonus Tip: It’s officially time to lighten up your suits. Put the dark colors and heavy wools, corduroys, cashmeres, ect to the back of your closet and have your wool/mohairs, high twists, 9oz worsteds, gaberdines, etc freshly pressed for the transitional season.
Bonus Tip II: If you’re introducing some color (especially if it’s in your suiting fabric – like this grey wool/mohair with subtle pink check) make sure it’s a subdued version – not fruity or florescent.
Bonus Tip III: Tie down a light/pale outfit with some darker accessories – like a hazel tie and chocolate wingtips + watchband. This tie is actually cut from the same cloth as my (and apparently many of your) new favorite suit, featured here.
Bonus Tip IV: For whatever reason, a Spring/Summer suit often calls for contrast buttons – like dark brown horn buttons on this light grey, or white mother or pearls on a navy linen, as featured here.
- Grey with subtle glenplaid suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Pink micro-check shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown hopsack tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown leather wingtips by Gucci
- Pink tipped cotton pocket square by Thetiebar.com
- Sterling Silver tie bar by Tiffany & Co.
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker