A suit is by definition a set of outer clothes made in the same fabric, designed to be worn together and yet, in the human psyche, it is synonymous with power, masculinity, business and competence.
Clothes do not make the man, yet our perceptions of a person are seized up within mere seconds- it’s pretty hypocritical we preach that it’s the inside that matters yet make lasting judgements on people based on their outerwear.
Whether it was 1920s libertines shaking off the shackles of society, actresses using tailoring to convey power and character throughout the 20thcentury or Madonna expressing herself in the 80s, a woman wearing a suit challenged societies’ perceptions and expectations furthering feminism by asserting our strength and equality. Plus, a bit of good tailoring never hurt anyone, let’s face it! The steadfast trend is back in numerous incarnations.
Checked and herringboned suits have been on point for a couple of seasons now and the trend is holding fast. This quirky jacket and suit combo comes with unusual details such as ruffles and ruched sleeves ( Maggie Marilyn suit, Gucci tote, Givenchy sunglasses, Bulgari and Cartier bracelets)
Return to 70s power in burgundy cord ( Anna Quan suit, Bec& Bridge bodysuit, YSL bag from Net-a-Porter, Chaumet, necklace and ring worn throughout)
Double or even triple denim is all the rage right now so why not go all out like this suit and do it the 80s, acid wash way? ( Miu Miu denim suit and booties, Karen Walker sweater)
Pinstriped and double breasted navy is a classic choice. Pair it with some furry slip ons for a casual power move ( Camilla and Marc suit, Bally slippers)
Sometimes the simplicity of black is all you need. Choose cigarette pants for their elongating effect on legs – just ask Meghan Markle (Nice Martinsuit, Gucci shoes)
Why not get out of bed and skip the whole getting dressed routine? Pajama suits are stylish, classy and feel incredible to wear ( Bally suit, Givenchy sunglasses, Gucci slippers, Miu Miu bag)
This post originally appeared on vogue.com.au here!
Last week was steaming but the last 2 days have felt more like winter. Summer is here but it's either too drunk, bipolar or painfully shy. Whatever it is, bikini weather it ain't - as I write this, I'm watching dusk fall over a stormy grey day on my couch , cocooned in a merino blanket. In excitement, I prematurely lined up my summer dresses in the closet; one of them made it out last week I think. The only thing that can deal with this craziness are jeans and these 3 babies are my current favourites.
Some people hate high wasted jeans and wish the trend would die already , but I'm still into them. Think that's 'cause I used to be one of those girls that wore super low slung jeans, perhaps spending most of the early 2000s with my butt cheeks hanging out to various degrees. To all the people that had to witness this; I am profoundly sorry. These Nobody jeans won't do any such thing plus they are also wide legged and cut off in a way that makes me feel like a pirate. I'm always into oversized cashmere and my current obsession is Everlane; it's inexpensive whilst providing quality and sustainable practices.
( Bally slip on loafers, vintage Gucci belt, Gucci bag, Reliquia earrings, Nobody jeans, Everlane sweater )
This number is not only flattering but comes with generous stretch; a jean equivalent of tracksuit pants in the comfort department. I love how they are cut off at the bottom- perfect for showing off fancy footwork on the dancefloor.
(Frame denim jeans, Trelise Cooper top, Casadei sandals, YSL bag)
These honeys are perfection for everyday, party day or white t-shirt day.They are highwaisted but carrot shaped through the leg, just to finish up tight and above ankle, i.e.; great with stilettos, sandals or boots. Today I'm wearing them á la my birthplace of Eastern Europe
(Bec & Bridge jeans, Gucci belt, Acne sweatshirt, Gucci belt, YSL bag)