Playful and suits may seem like two contradictory words, but a tailored two-piece can inject some much-needed pizazz into your predictable work wardrobe equation. The key to take it from fusty to fancy is incorporating the all-important trifecta of sleek silhouettes, bright colours and (v important) quality fabrics. Here are three street-style looks to help you follow suit…
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
3 NEW-SEASON SUITS
By Maybelle Morgan, 19 June 2018
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From last season’s heritage to last year’s coveted gingham, checks aren't budging from our wardrobes. And for 2018, we’re crushing on this baby-blue suit in subtle gridline check. Underneath the blazer goes a pop of neon yellow for a nod to the 80s, and a fun velvet bum bag cinches in the waist to break up all the saccharine. For accessories, go retro to add some kitschy fun: pointed white boots and ultra-slim framed sunnies sleek up the ensemble.
The utility trend has done the rounds on everything this season, and we’re enjoying this latest foray into new-season suiting. This street-styler has the aesthetic down, with the contrast stitching adding Scandi functional vibes to this ice-white two-piece (we’re loving the wide-leg trouser, longline blazer and belting). To finish off, it’s about clashing up the look with eclectic influences, so beaten-up sneakers will do.
Blue is the warmest colour
And for the most deliciously 80s thing to ever happen to your smart wardrobe? This oversized suit in the deepest granny-chic turquoise, with retro cropped trousers and contrasting white buttons. Play up on the colour palette like this street-styler with kitschy white cat-eye sunglasses. And to finish? Well, it is winter, so we advise opting for a chunky sneaker, but with the sun shining this street-styler selects embellished slides.