Originally Posted by deucedeuce66
Totally new to the world of suits and recently bought a navy blue one from express. Was wondering if the below combination of a dark navy suit, light blue shirt, and navy (tiny checkered with darker blue lines) tie combination work. Going to a dance tonight and want to look sharp. Dress shoes are also black. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I'd say tread carefully before wearing a suit / shirt / tie that are similar shades of blue. I've definitely seen this look done far worse, but I think that outfit would look much better with either a white shirt or a non-blue tie (yellow, burnt orange, burgundy, green, pink, brown, etc.).
Personally, I avoid navy ties with navy suits and greyish ties with grey suits. I know it can be done well, but there are so many other color options that will result in less of a monochromatic look.