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5 SMART STATEMENT PIECES

May 20, 2019

Ah, events season. Yep, it's that time of the year again, gents, with weddings, work parties and invites in general coming thick and fast. And while going classic in neutral tones is the safest option, we say it's way more fun to stand out from the crowd and have some fun with your 'fit. So, we’ve pulled together an edit of the five best statement smart separates to give your look that best-dressed-guest status.
A picture of a double-breasted blue blazer. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a bright blue, double-breasted blazer. Available at ASOS.

Blazin' squad

A poppin’ blazer is a fast-track way to channel a "bold is best" approach to your tailoring. With all the color up top, team with a white shirt and some understated black or gray pants to tone the look down. If it’s more of a low-key affair, ditch the shirt and opt for a fresh, plain tee underneath instead.
A picture of  pair of striped trousers. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a pair of striped trousers. Available at ASOS.

Have I got pants for you

Maybe you’ve got a an event that a blazer might be too formal for, like a wedding abroad or a work thing? This is where some statement pants work perfectly. Classic beige has been updated with some bold stripes in the option above and, let’s be fair, stripes are always a win. Family BBQ? Try these with a tee tucked in and some loafers. 
A picture of a pair of gold-tone, satin-style trousers. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a pair of gold-tone, satin-style trousers. Available at ASOS.

Good as gold 

Ok, so this next pair of pants is pretty out there, but we are talking statement separates... Gold-tone satin-style pants are a big look and they certainly don’t need much more to go fully "statement" — a plain white shirt will tone this option down in a flash. Plus, with Rocketman hitting theaters soon, this is a great way to channel some Elton John vibes. 
A picture of a navy and orange striped blazer. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a navy and orange striped blazer. Available at ASOS.

The right stripes

Yes, stripes are a classic option — but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them a statement spin. The bold orange stripes on this number are a sort of entry-level eye-catching move, and its gold-tone, satin-style lining is a nice standout detail. Matching pants are available too.
A picture of a floral print blazer. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a floral print blazer. Available at ASOS.

Flower power

Is this blazer smart-summer style personified? We think so. With a jacquard-style design and a contrast stripe running through, this is BDE (best-dressed energy) for sure. If you want a full statement look, find some pants in the same hue as the floral details. Go bold or go home, we say.

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