Versatility is a common talking point we come across when speaking of seasonal trends. While we love drooling over designer creations on the runway, the ones we truly resonate with are the trends we can see ourselves work through a few seasons in several different ways.
If you’ve missed out on the satin skirt trend the first time around, not to worry, it’s not only here to stay but now available in so many beautiful summer colours and prints. If you like fashion and function to be balanced then this is a good trend go-to. Come rain or shine, they truly can be an all year round wardrobe staple, once you factor in some layering for the winter months.
There are two ways you can style your pastel suit and you can’t go wrong with either. Firstly, you can take a dressy, feminine approach to tailoring with heels (think sandals or block heel pumps), as well as a chic top and accessories. For a sleek finish, add some hair accessories or simple jewels to take the whole look on the next level. Styling you matching suit this way is not only business appropriate but it’s great evening outfit which you can even wear for a summer wedding or a party.
Secondly, you can go casual by stepping into a comfy pair of trainers or flats. To make a look more relaxed and easygoing, go for a simple white tee, either print one or plain. Basic pieces such as tee and kicks will tone down your attire and make it less formal.
Fit & shape
When it comes to the co-ord pieces such as a tailored suit, there are a few things you need to consider.
- Shape, which means you can choose from a fitted, oversized, or structured fit, as well as single button fastening or double-breasted blazer. Same goes for bottoms, opt for either straight cigarette shaped or loose fit trousers.
- Length; if you are looking for an informal piece go for a long relaxed blazer, while shorter slim jacket usually has a more formal and business feel. When considering trousers, you can choose from cropped (straight & wide-leg) pants, culottes or long cut.
Retailers offer a wide range of pastel suits, however, have in mind that many affordable versions are made of polyester (sometimes with a mix of viscose and cotton). To feel and be more eco-friendly, you can opt for linen which is a perfect summer material since is lightweight and breathable. One thing is good to know though, linen easily wrinkles and often remains creased even after ironing.
Another option is cotton, which is a great alternative, although it can lose the structure being a soft material, yet it doesn’t crease that much.
Editor’s note: Featured image via India Hartford Davis for Flaunter.com