Wow them at Doncaster St Leger’s Gentleman’s Day on Friday 14th September 2018 in a snazzy suit.

Opt for something different to the office suit such as a checks or a bolder colour than the normal grey, black and navy. Double breasted is also more unusual than the single breasted jacket.

Bold check suits are more versatile than you think as they can also be worn as separates. Check jackets look smart casual with a pair of chinos and check trousers with a jumper and plain jacket.

New and Lingwood’s window pane double breasted jacket in a light summer wool is on sale reduced from £595 to £295.

Matching trousers were £295, now £195.

Up your dapper game with a bow tie. The trick with a daytime bow tie is to make sure it complements the outfit rather than being the star of the show. The windowpane check suit and bow tie combination already makes a strong statement so keep colours and patterns on a low key.

Percy Le Moo Moo’s cotton Liberty print bow tie in shades of blue pairs well with the jacket. The Art Deco design is based on an original design of the early 1900s. Available as a self-tie or pre-tied. Price from £18 via Etsy.

Team your sharp jacket and debonair bow tie with a crisp white shirt or a subtle stripe shirt. The shirt in the jacket image (above) is the blue and red Reynolds double cuff shirt from New & Lingwood. Was £145 now on sale for £75.

Double cuffs allow you to jazz up your ensemble with a pair of flashy cufflinks. Sparkle in Deakin & Francis’ citrus orange enamel cufflinks adorned with a twinkling blue sapphire centre. Price £165.

One place where you don’t have to worry about using bold colours is the pocket square. Add more zest with lime green silk from New & Lingwood. Price £55.

Socks do not have to be plain dull; patterns or colours can enhance your individual look. Checks and spots look great together so we’ve matched a pair ofPringle of Scotland 80% Sea Island Cotton Spots Socks in Navy with our windowpane trousers. Price £15.99 from Sock Shop.

Slip in to a pair of elegant monk shoes in brown or tan. New & Lingwood chestnut single buckle monk shoes were £395 but are now on sale at £295.

Don’t be fashionably late; instead keep stylishly on time with the classic dress watch. Citizen’s dress watch has a blue dial and brown leather strap. It is also runs by Eco Drive generating power from any light source, natural or artificial, which then provides enough energy to work even in the dark. Price £199.

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com

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