The suit is no longer just for the office. Kat Farmer, editor of the blog Does My Bum Look 40 in This?, talks us through the new suit options and how to wear them, from classic monochromes to this season’s must-have, the checked suit
If it’s good enough for Bianca Jagger, it’s good enough for us. Forget a dress, the suit is the quintessential option for all occasion dressing this season. White on white is sophisticated and elegant, and acts as the perfect neutral palette to add accessories of your choice. Go with a flat shoe for a more casual look; a heel is ideal for instant glamour.
The check is the print of the season. An oversized jacket and wide leg trousers, teamed with trainers, transform a classic suit into a modern, must-have outfit. A silky, white blouse with feminine bow-cuff details adds the perfect contrast to the androgynous feel of the suit: choose navy accessories over traditional black for a softer edge. Perfect smart-casual dressing.
Classic black can be transformed into a modern take on eveningwear. Satin adds a luxurious feel to the occasion, yet all the components are perfectly wearable during the day. You can dress the blazer down with jeans, or wear the trousers, a trench and trainers for a great everyday outfit. The joy of the modern suit is its versatility – a wardrobe essential that will take you from day to night.
Photographer: Tom Yau