For such a relatively slim piece of fabric, suspenders sure encourage some strong opinions, in particular issues to do with the “right” width. While subtle changes can dramatically impact your entire look, the easiest rule-of -thumb to remember that suspender style happens on a scale: the skinnier the suspender, the more casual the look, while at the wider end of the spectrum, they become classic and even formal.
Ever since the “rosy-fingered dawn” crept into Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, around 800 BCE, the color pink has appeared in literature and art. It is commonly associated with all things romantic, beautiful, sweet and to do with love. Pair it with black, however, and it enters the delicious territory of seduction.
The great thing about suspenders in blue is that it’s a hue that already keys in with all that blue you already wear every day in the form of denim: jeans, trousers, jackets and shirts. So it’s an easy accessory to incorporate into your existing wardrobe with little muss or fuss - although, done right, blue suspenders can certainly cause a fashion fuss...for all the right reasons.
Here are some stylish ways to integrate blue suspenders into your look.