The work wear staple of the two-piece suit has been re-worked into a number of refreshing iterations for the summer season. Test the waters with a tailored shorts set, or stay cool in a hanky hem shirt dress in natural fabrics to keep cool and effortlessly sweat-free all summer long. Whichever way you decide to rock this trend, rest assured it’s a trend the saints won’t need to repent from….Hallelujah!
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All things natural, from linen textures to crochet knits, were a key statement across the Spring Summer 2019 runways. So, it is little wonder that natural fabrications have made their way through to our working wardrobes. Light weight linens and cottons can provide much-needed relief during the after-work commute, but when worn in an array of pastels or rustic stripes provide the perfect backdrop for high summer dressing.
1. Double-Breasted Longline Lavender Blazer& Cropped Slim Leg trouser, £49.00 & £25.00, M&S / 2. Silk Tie-Detail Shirt Dress, £898.00, Petar Petrov / 3. Orange and Charcoal Stripe Blazer, £19.99, Bershka / 4. Rust Belted Shirt& Rust Seamed Wide Leg Trouser, £109.45 & £114.018, The Frankie Shop.
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The focus on the skirt suit could be attributed to the sell-out Dior exhibition, currently being held at the V&A museum, where the original ‘New Look’ blazer and skirt is on display, or the focus on Mary Quants retrospective that takes us back to a time of boxy jackets and mini skirts. The ladylike look is reminiscent of leisurely lunches and putting on our Sunday Best, but its been brought up-to-date through innovative cuts and playful palettes.
Wear with a glossy top-handle bag, and kitten heel sling-backs to add a retro edge to the look.
1. Lurex Tweed Jacket& Lurex Tweed Faux-Wrap Skirt, £315.00 & £104.50, Maje / 2. Oversized Check Blazer& Asymmetric Pencil Skirt, £888.00 & £627.00, Altuzarra / 3. Contrast Collar Boxy Jacket& Pocket Detail A-Line Skirt, £1,590.00 & £955.00, Miu Miu.
(Image Credits – Vogue Runway)
Seek out a summer alternative to the classic suit, in the form of a shorts set. Whether mini or longline, shorts are a sure-fire way to keep cool in the summer, as well as being perfect for running to those last-minute client meetings, or to update your date-night wardrobe.
1. Pink Stripe Single-Breasted Blazer& Pink Stripe Paperbag Shorts, £590.00 & £295.00, Tibi / 2. Aqua Textured Blazer& Textured Bermuda Short, £39.99 & £12.99, Zara / 3. Neon Cropped Blazer& A-Line Belted Short, £60.00 & £30.00, River Island.
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