Taub adds: “Even in the City, the shade of blue that people are feeling comfortable wearing is getting much brighter, almost electric. Worn with a white shirt and plain, very dark tie, it can look very smart.” When your tailoring zings, a subtle tie — or even better, no tie — is crucial.
For those feeling less brave about head-to-toe colour, tone down punchy separates with neutrals. Think sharp, streamlined cuts and contemporary styling: try offsetting a bright jacket, such as the green workwear jacket, with ankle- baring navy chinos, a white T-shirt and white tennis shoes.
Personal shoppers at Selfridges and Mr Porter both report their customers are keen to try brights for summer weddings and parties. At Mr Porter, buying director Fiona Firth says that vibrant shorts “are very popular with our customers”.