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  • 3 Ways To Wear The Suit This Season

    Suit | Primark

    [alt blazer] [alt trousers]

    Top | Mango

    Boots | H&M

    Bag | SammyDress

    Suits don't just have to be for the workplace, you can be in that power-mode outside of the office too by adding a bit of sass.

    Every season I cannot keep away from the classic suit, being a true tailoring kind of girl.

    There are so many options on the high street right now, from affordable to more premium pieces. If you are not that adventurous or have a minimal taste then you can never go wrong with the classic black suit. So many fashion brands offer some sort of black tailoring.

    If you are after something a bit more then this is the season to do it; go all out! There is so much seasonal suiting around from velvet to metallics and sparkles. Suits are popping up in beautiful coloured options; light blue is the trend colour for the season along with 70s styles and you can find all of these in an array of different cuts to cater to your taste.

    I am kicking off my new season tailoring with this amazing find from Primark! I haven't featured Primark on my blog since spring as I try to stay clear of anything fast fashion, but pieces like this are too hard to resist; and also quite timeless.

    This suit set was so super affordable and really good quality for the money. The wine tone of it is super feminine and also very fitting for the season; definitely pick it up if you see it in store!

    So if like me, you are going to pull out your suits for winter, or are on the hunt for some new tailoring; I am going to share with you three ways to wear your suit this season.

    Suit : Primark [alt blazer] [alt trousers] | Top: Mango | Boots: H&M | Bag:  SammyDress

    70's Soul

    Now it was inevitable that I was going to suggest adding that 70s touch to your suiting for this season, as I have become slightly obsessed by outfits with touches of 70s in them. To inject some 70s soul into your looks, try adding either a roll neck top like I have in this post, sticking to nudes, brown tones and even oranges really throws in that 70s feel. Alternatively you could add a pussy bow blouse either double knotted or tied in a bow. I have been wearing two of these blouses from Mango recently which are just the best and you can shop them in my virtual wardrobe [here].

    Party Mode

    The party season is here and what better way to enter a party than with a bit of power dressing. There are a number of ways to wear the suit for going 'out out', but here are a few of my favourite options to add that bit of sass!

    First up, the bodysuit! Teaming a lace, lingerie bodysuit underneath a suit is such a look!

    Two, if you are feeling a little bit daring then opting for wearing absolutely nothing underneath a done up blazer can look oh so chic! Make sure the blazer isn't too low cut, and you can also buy tape to make sure you have no unwanted disasters!

    Lastly, a new favourite party wear piece of mine is the strappy cowl neck top, these can look so sophisticated and if you choose one in a satin material they look ultra-glam with a suit.

    Of course heels are essential for an evening suit look and I tend to stick to the barely there heel or a court shoe.

    Tonal Tailoring

    This way of styling can look amazing! The likes of Max Mara for AW17 showcased the most amazing tonal outfits, dressed head to toe in brown palettes. Key to pulling off this look is to mix up your textures, such as a velvet suit with a satin top, and being careful with the shades you are pairing. You will need a bit of experimentation but if done correctly it looks so fab!

    The outfit I have on today is an example of playing with tones. I have teamed a wine coloured suit with an oatmeal coloured knit top, khaki heels and a tan coloured bag, mixing up these earthy tones with a deep berry colour. This look is super feminine in terms of the colouring, really 70s in styling and formal in its look which is spot on for my personal style. It's really fun to experiment with colour in suiting and I really recommend having a long try on session to jazz up your looks a bit, and tailor your outfit to your personal style.



    1. 11th December 2017 / 20:35

      I love these photos! I’ve been thinking of getting a suit and this has definitely given me some styling inspo 🙂

      • charnellegardiner
        13th December 2017 / 12:40

        Thank you so much!! You should most definitely get one, such an easy outfit and looks so classic. Pleased you liked my post, thanks for commenting xx

    2. 12th December 2017 / 13:59

      I can’t believe this is from Primark. It is beautiful.

      • charnellegardiner
        13th December 2017 / 12:40

        Such a good Primark piece right! Great quality for the price too! Thanks for commenting hun xxx

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