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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

THIS IS HOW YOU MIX STREET + CHIC

By Maybelle Morgan, 12 January 2018

So the dilemma is this: you’re a casual kind of girl, but it’s a new year and – while that doesn’t necessarily mean a new you – your wardrobe could certainly do with a smarter style shake-up. Luckily for you, inspiration is here in the form of this v. cool London Fashion Week Men’s AW18 show-goer, and it involves a suit, but not as you know it…

Street style goer wearing pinstripe suit at London Fashion Week Men

Picture: Rex

In the past, pinstripes have been tarred with the stiff Wall Street brush, but this relaxed look is evidence that it’s all about the cut of the suit and what you partner it with. Mansy and oversized is the way to take the traditional two-piece from boardroom to weekend chill: the blazer should be mid-thigh grazing and the trousers high-waisted and wide leg.

 

Next, it’s all about eclectic skater references to grunge up the tailoring: a cropped black logo hoodie makes the perfect casual layering addition, and chunky platform hardware boots toughen up the look. Finish with a black bumbag, slung across the body (over the shoulder and under one arm) for that effortless just-threw-this-on vibe.

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