SS17 makes way for looser, lighter suit styles
Anyone who’s ever had to suffer a commute in suit naturally dreads the turn of the season. We’ve all been there, crushed into a tube cart, dying of thirst, rapidly developing a serious case of back-sweats. Nice. But in SS17 we’ve finally reached that pleasing midway point between smart and beautifully breezy suit styling options; this season formal looks are looser but no less sharp; fashion forward but wonderfully suited (pun intended) to the average office worker. From the new way to mix-and-match, to what you can swap out for your shirt – better still, you likely already own it – Shoplogical showcases this season’s key suit pieces and how to wear them.
The Polo shirt not only allows better movement and breathability, its texture will add interest and sporty undertones to a suit. For smarter scenarios team with an all-black or all-navy slim fit two-piece, or wear with mix-and-match suiting on casual days.
We’re not talking shades you’d find in an Easter basket, but a lighter brighter blue, cream or white piece will add an immediate sense of breeziness to otherwise stuffy suiting.
Mix and match
Yes, mixing and matching colour is happening, but the bigger shift is happening in shapes. Wide leg trousers paired with traditional suiting jackets – because you should never give up on a jacket shape that suits you – hang like a dream and will add avant-garde appeal to your look. Complete with not-too-careful tucking in for a formal look that feels light and airy.
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Published in Men's Style by Kimberley B on April 17, 2017