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The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

Whether you've heard about it or not, tonal dressing is one of the easiest ways to bring your style bang up to date this season. So what exactly is tonal dressing? Well, if you're partial to wearing one colour from head-to-toe or multiple shades of the same colour at once then you're doing it already.

If you're struggling for ideas on how to take on the one-colour trends, here are our top ways to wear tonal dressing for 2018:

Tonal Dressing for Smart Casual

Tonal Dressing for Smart Casual

Relax the dress code in a t-shirt and suit. The ideal combo for laid-back office environments, dates and more, you'll appear stylish without looking like you’re trying too hard. For warmer-weather suiting, try lighter hues like cream or pale grey and wear your 2-piece over a white tee.

Shop the look: Light Grey Pique Jersey Essential Suit, White Striped T-Shirt

Tonal Dressing for the Weekend

Tonal Dressing for the Weekend

From nights out to low-key evenings, you’ll be ready for whatever the weekend brings in a single colour outfit. A relaxed look is the name of the game here and nothing says “easy” quite like denim. Stop short of a full double denim get-up, but keep it blue with the rest of your layers. Get the job done head-to-toe with a pair of navy canvas trainers.

Shop the look: Navy Twill Trucker Jacket, Jeans, Printed top

Tonal Dressing for Going Out

Tonal Dressing for Going Out

It's definitely time to re-think pink. Now, we aren’t talking about anything Barbie-hued (thank goodness!) but instead muted colours like salmon and raspberry. When toned down the colour becomes surprisingly easy-to-wear and proves that men can wear pink. Add print underneath (such as tropical) or go subtler in a classic Oxford shirt.

Shop the look: Raspberry Slim Suit Jacket, Raspberry Slim Suit Trousers, Tropical Printed Shirt

Tonal Dressing on Holiday

Tonal Dressing on Holiday

When you’re on holiday, the last thing you need to be thinking about is what to wear. Take the stress out of getting dressed with a matching outfit of summery shorts and shirt – pick a duo in light blue for crisp clean styling. Want to throw prints into the mix? Two different designs will avoid it becoming overwhelming. Make a vacation-ready look and finish with woven loafers.

Shop the look: Blue Printed Shirt, Blue Printed Shorts, Beige Suede Look Loafers  

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