As of late there’s been what one may call a sort of “suit-reboot”. Forget the evening gowns and party dresses (those will always be around) and embrace this season’s head-to-toe masculine tailoring which has stepped out of the realm of uptight office wear to relax in downtime dressing.
Thanks to Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith and yes, even good old Zara, for blurring the gender lines and making it easier and more adventurous then ever to suit up. No more boardroom stuffiness, think velvet, electric, patterned and pin-stripped.
Here’s how to embrace this suit reboot:
Buckle on Up
No need to loose your femininity when suiting up, add a chunky waist belt to your ensemble to accentuate your waistline.
Trust the Tux
Yves Saint Laurent first introduced the look to women in the late sixties and today a women in a tux embodies confidence and self poise.
Bolder is Better
Think geek-chic Gucci aesthetic or Bottega Veneta’s head-to-toe printed suits. Mix and match your colours, add a pussy bow blouse and chunky heels. Have fun with accessories.
Ditch the shirt and button up. Or if that’s too bold for you, opt for a bralette such as Amandla Stenberg.
Opting for a vertical stripe will prove forever flattering.
Keep Things Casual
Swop your shirt for a simple tee and your heels for a pair of Converse and you’ll be the queen of cool.
H&M double button blazer, trousers, oversized shirt & hat, Zara boots.
Mango blazer, trousers and waist belt, Witchery knit, H&M longer length coat, Gucci loafers, Fossil watch & Country Road necklace.
Mango velvet blazer & glasses, Zara trousers, H&M pussy bow blouse, Gucci bag.
Zara pinstripe blazer, flared trousers & ankle boots.
Photography Justin Polkey
Styling Emma Jane Menteath