Outfit Inspiration: How to Wear Marsala-Colored Clothes

Source: Nordstrom

Source: Nordstrom

Embrace your inner trendsetter with clothing and accessories in shades of marsala, an interesting color on its own and a wonderful contrast for other hues. With winey red-brown roots and a natural earthiness, the richness of marsala is sophisticated yet down to earth and approachable. You can wear the color of the year with neutrals such as blue, gray, brown, and white, but it also mixes well with brighter blues, teal, and amber. Want to know if this color would work for you? Here’s how to incorporate marsala into your wardrobe.

Tops and jackets

A popular choice is adding a marsala blazer to your workwear. It can be paired with a dress shirt in a checker pattern, black slacks, tie, and oxfords. Neutrals like whites, dark blue, blacks, greys, and browns look the best with marsala-colored jackets. For the weekend, wear a v-neck sweater in marsala with a tuck-in crisp white dress shirt, grey tailored trousers, and grey slip-ons. Other separates you can try are a Marsala pea coat, polo shirt, and tweed jacket.


Marsala colored trousers are great for casual occasions. Styles that are perfect for the chilly season are well-fitting chinos and jeans. They are super versatile and can be easily mix-and-match with your current wardrobe. For a smart-casual look, style your marsala chinos with a navy sportcoat and top them off with navy suede derby shoes. You can also dress down your colored trousers with a simple white t-shirt and brown brogues.

Source: Mr Porter

Source: Mr Porter


A head-to-toe marsala suit makes a bold statement, whether you wear it dressed up in a three-piece style for a formal event or dressed down for off-duty adventures. When buying yours, go for one in high end fabrics — otherwise the suit looks cheap — and get the suit to a tailor. Fit is very important when wearing such a dramatic color. Another colorful way to wear your marsala suit is by opting for a blue shirt and navy tie combination. Either option works great with accessories in neutral colors such as black, brown, or burgundy.


If wearing bold shades is not your thing, take baby steps to see if you like this color by getting accessories in a marsala shade. You can add subtle touches to your outfit without fully committing. For work, you can wear a marsala color tie with a gray suit or a sweater vest combo in the color for a touch of sophistication. Other Marsala accessories we love are shoes, bags, wallets, cufflinks, socks, hats, bow ties, and suspenders. These accessories don’t have to be full-on marsala, you can try accents of the color instead.

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