There’s something about springtime in New York that takes the hustle and bustle of the city to a whole new level. As the weather gets warmer, the social calendar only gets busier, with fundraising galas, awards ceremonies, and weddings filling out the days. With so many celebratory occasions to come, we’re here to help you get dressed up.
John Totolis, VP/DMM of Men’s Tailored Clothing, recommends mixing it up this season. “If your jacket or bottom is very classic, there’s room to get creative with the other half.” This can mean incorporating a patterned trouser with a smart sportcoat, as demonstrated this season by Sartorio.
On the accessories front, Totolis suggests trying a Venetian loafer or velvet slipper to tie everything together elegantly. Pay close attention to the invitation to inform your dressing decision, especially if the code calls for black-tie or “festive” attire. It’s safe to have fun with your look, though, either through shoes or colorful separates—it is party season, after all.