Hello all. My first post!
For the past 10 years I've worked in a place with absolutely no dress code. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, sneakers, sandals, whatever, it all goes. Plus the place is really small, so I've never had any incentive to dress well.
This presents a problem, in that after once having a fairly nice wardrobe, not only do I not have one now and am struggling to rebuild one, but I pretty much did not develop a sense of style that I think is suitable for my age (mid-30s).
So, all that out of the way, some advice: What would be the correct color pants to wear with a dark gray sport coat? I have an evening garden party to attend, and was told a sport coat would be fine.
I have an even darker (charcoal) gray pair of slacks. I've seen this look on websites like Park and Bond, but I'm wondering if you need more confidence to pull that look off (dark on darker, I mean). I know tan/khaki pants would work fine...but is that a little too relaxed for the evening?
I'm probably going to wear a light blue shirt. I figure that goes with pretty much everything and isn't as boring as white.
Any advice is truly appreciated.