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Style Guide

Three Blue Suits For Spring (That Are Not Navy)

It’s time to stop blending in with your traditional wardrobe

There is no debating that blue is a quintessentially dude hue. Whether you are rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats or for Chelsea F.C., chances are that one of your sports teams is blue—and so is the label on that domestic beer you're drinking while you watch the game. More important, it's a safe and conservative color for suiting and shirts: At some point, you've owned a navy blue blazer or suit, right? But I want you to break out of the navy box: There are other blues you can wear! So just in time for Seder or Easter supper this weekend, below I've noted three refreshing alternatives to the plain ol’ navy suit.

Burberry London Slim-Fit Cotton Suit

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In springtime, you'll see a lot of men like to start wearing a khaki- or sand-colored cotton suit, which is something that's easy to style around. But you're brave. Why not try a powder-blue option, like this one by Burberry London? Style tip: This will come across as extra sharp if it makes you appear trim and tailored, even though you're wearing a more relaxed fabric. Try to find one that has two buttons and a notched lapel for that slimmed-up look. ($1,395, mrporter.com)

Mr. Start Wool Crepe Suit

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If you wear a rich cerulean blue suit, men and women will look at you twice; it's a vibrant, yet still-understated choice. I like this crisp, wool crepe suit by British tailor Mr. Start. Also, the high-contrast white buttons juice up a typically humdrum solid-colored suit even more. Style tip: Try wearing it with a suede driver shoe or caramel-brown lace-up. ($1,315, eastdane.com)

Suitsupply Napoli Wool Suit

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The soft, natural shoulders and vivid, brilliant blue on this modern-cut, two-button suit by Suitsupply are small nods to classic, Neapolitan tailoring. Style tip: Skip the tie and add a playful-print silk pocket square for a more relaxed, confident look. ($399, suitsupply.com)

Nic Screws is the style director for Bloomberg. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, or e-mail her any of your fashion concerns or questions at nscrews@bloomberg.net

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