THE SUIT AND COAT COMBO IS A WINNER
By Maybelle Morgan, 4 March 2018
Have a cow
First-timers? When there's as many layers involved as a suit and coat, go with a unified colour palette to bring the look together. This street-styler sticks to dark-toned hues, starting with a slate-grey suit with a 00s-style printed tee to add a casual element. The cow-print meets Cruella de Vil faux-fur coat adds some kitsch fun to the tailored base, while the netted bag and black-and-white bandana impart some additional texture.
The best outfits are made when worlds collide. Case in point? This ultra-dreamy eclectic combo of high/low, dressy/casual style. A smart dove-grey suit with subtle gridline checks (bonus points to the Scandi-style wide-leg trousers and thigh-skimming blazer) gets an injection of street-style cool with a mustard puffer jacket, worn half-zipped and casually cascading over the shoulders. Shocking-white pointed sock boots and a structured grab-handle bag add retro kudos.
It really doesn't get chicer or more Milano than this colour-coordinated getup, oozing 60s-style tailored class. At the base is a teal suit with tapered high-waisted trousers tucked over a nude bodysuit. The black-and-white checked jacket tossed over the shoulders elevates the look and adds major print appeal. White pointed boots amp up the retro feel, and then an extra-long tassel scarf brings together all the layers with an up-top monochrome slam-dunk.
When the temp is hitting the minuses, it can be pretty hard to motivate yourself out of PJs and into night-out appropriate gear. Any sort of skin-baring is practically frostbite territory, so take notes from John Travolta and don a suit for your Saturday Night Fever deal. This bold oversized striped number is a nod to the ongoing 80s trend and the astronaut silver chunky boots and egg-yolk yellow satin bag are oh-so-glam additions. But it's the knee-skimming hot-pink American Hustle style faux-fur that brings us to our knees.