3 Ways To Wear… Trouser suits

They might be everywhere right now whether you’re shopping high street or high end, but pulling off a trouser suit isn’t always as simple as it sounds.

What length leg to go for? Fitted or boxy? Flared or skinny? Patterned or plain? Neutral or bright?

There are endless options, and regardless of the occasion there’s a style to suit.

24 of our favourite trouser suits to snap up right now and wear from day to night

We tried 3 different looks on 4 women with very different tastes.

Look 1: Neutrals

Far from boring, neutral suits – we’re talking browns, greys or blacks – can pack a serious punch. We’d recommend steering clear of skinny, overly-tailored cuts and instead would opt for looser-fit styled with wide-leg trousers and boxy shoulders for a more modern edge.

Outfit credits:
JORDAN COLLYER (Left)
– Theory Power Jacket, £545
– Theory HW Pleat Pant, £455
– Reserved Leather Mules with Block Heel, £39.99
– Manu Atelier Bag Micro Bold Combo Bag, £435
– Miansai Pillar Cuff Gold Sapphire, £400
– Miansai Expo Ring Gold, £140
– Necklace and earrings model’s own.
LOANNE COLLYER (Right)
– & Other Stories Jacket, £69
– & Other Stories Trouser, £59
– Zara Vinyl High Heel Sandal, £49.99
– Manu Atelier Bold Combo Bag, £500
– Sophie Billie Brahe Etoile I ́Afrique Necklace 14k Yellow Gold, £990
– Earrings, bracelet and ring model’s own.

3 Ways To Wear… The denim jacket

Look 2: Brights

If you’re looking for a suit with a bit more oomph, there’s no denying the power of a primary-coloured number. Right now you can’t really go wrong shade wise, with fuchsia, grass green and Sunny-D orange all entirely viable – and utterly chic – options. Depending on your office’s vibe, this may be one worth saving for dinner.

Outfit credits:
– Topshop Oversized Suit Jacket and Wide Leg Suit Trousers, £115
– Double Rainbouu T-Shirt, £45
– Vans Sk8-Hi (True White), £60
– Patcharavipa Round Ring III 18k Siam Yellow Gold 0.54ct Diamond, £1,770
– Patcharavipa Hexagon Ring I 18k Siam Yellow Gold, £2,140
– Patcharavipa Round Ring IV 18k Siam Yellow Gold 0.55ct Diamond, £2,750
– Patcharavipa Hexagon Ring III 18k Siam Yellow Gold 0.62ct Diamond, £2,100
– Patcharavipa Round Ring III 18k Siam Yellow Gold 0.54ct Diamond, £1,770

3 Ways To Wear… Wide leg trousers

Look 3: Prints

If you’re feeling Extra AF, we’d highly suggest dabbling in a print. Checks, stripes, polka dots or even horse-motif-emblazoned (keep scrolling…), quite literally anything goes this season. Perfect for a fancy do or even as an alternative to the saturated pool of wedding guest dresses, they can also be dressed down for a weekend away via a high-neck tee and trainers.

Outfit credits:
– Eudon Choi Delauney Jacket, £460
– Eudon Choi Niamh Trouser, £270
– River Island ‘It’s All Good’ Tee, £16
– Manolo Blahnik MAYSALE Jewel Crepe Mules, £745
– Chanel Coco Splash PVC and lambskin Flap Bag, £2,090
– Sophie Billie Brahe Elipse Single Earring 14k Yellow Gold & Pearl, £530
– Sophie Billie Brahe Petite Elipse Noveau Single Earring 14k Yellow Gold, £580
– Sophie Billie Brahe Amour Mini K Ring 18k Yellow Gold & Diamonds, £990

3 Ways To Wear… Midi skirts

Styling by:

Ashlee Hill

Models:

Jordan and Loanne Collyer (Look 1)
Sian Lilly (Look 2)
Melissa Koole (Look 3)

Photographer:

Ruaraid Achilleos-Sarll

Makeup artist:

Emily Wood @ Creativesagency

Produced and directed by:

Lu Xiao-Wei

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