The easiest way to energise your wardrobe? Take your tailoring in joyful bright shades this spring. Doesn’t matter the colour, whether blazers are single-breasted, double or none, or whether the trousers are crisp or wide and relaxed. Whatever the shape, it’s all about the colour.
The suit is a wardrobe classic. Suits are nothing new or revolutionary in a women’s closet. Heck, they were revolutionary on Katharine Hepburn in the 1940’s, not 2019. We’ve been wearing a variation of pants and a smart jacket for decades since. And this may also not the first time we’ve seen such a classic mens staple redesigned for women and coloured in bright hues. But what is a bit unusual, is how predominant they are all over the high street and designer collections. If you’re going to call out one trend for spring/summer, that most brands have tackled, it’s bright suits. I have also covered them in my upcoming Lookbook for spring/summer. But they’re so ubiquitous, and they come in so many different shades, cuts and styles, I just had to cover them again.
The suit in question that made me want to do another shoot was a brand called Collusion I discovered on ASOS. This was all while in the midst of organising a seriously complex Lookbook of several different trends, brands and media. I got some stuff from them before for an abandoned neon shoot back in January, and ever since then I’d been half keeping an eye on them.
I loved the bright colours, the quality, and with this two-piece suit, their style too. The jacket is oversized and masculine in cut and the pants are ridiculously long and wide. But it’s the wide buckle belt, it just turned it into something cool, young and a completely fresh take on the suit trend. So, you know I had to have it, and shoot it for this website. I used a simple white bodysuit and a pair of mules, both from ASOS to finish off the outfit. I didn’t want any other styles detracting from this suit.
The hair and makeup is the same as a look from the Lookbook, as it was all shot one night, but I think it works well with this outfit too. I love the dark green eyeshadow, as it really contrasts with the pale lilac suit, and I’ve been kinda falling in love with all kinds of hair clips in my hair. For this one, I scraped my hair right back, tied it into a low bun at the nape of my neck and added as many hair pins on each side as I could shove on there. 🙂 It hurt quite a bit, but made the outfit look way cooler than I’ll ever be, lol.
here and here – White bodysuit: ASOS, found here – White slip on mules: ASOS DESIGN, found here