Add a touch of formality to spring’s usual obsession with colour by going for a bright suit. They can be pastels or come in bright hues, as long as they are a sharp blazer and a good pair of trousers. Skirts need not apply; this is playing up the masculine tailoring to the max, and adding some much-needed colour.
WHAT: Suits are no longer, dark, dull or relegated to the corporate boardrooms. In fact designers have been embracing suits and the sharp tailoring that comes with it for several years now. So in a way it was inevitable that for the spring/summer collections, colour would be introduced too.
With so much possibility in regards to cut and styling, it’s inevitable that suits in every colour of the rainbow would appear. The new word in tailoring is without a doubt the bolder and brighter the better.
WHO: Bright suits were seen on the runways of Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Etro, Escada, Balenciaga, Roksanda, Peter Pilotto and Boss. No two were the same colour, style or shape and all of them were fabulous.
HOW: Wear into the office instead of your usual navy suit. Pair with something white underneath, or if you’re feeling particularly bold wear the same colour under your suit. But suits aren’t just for the office anymore. Wear them anywhere you wish. Pair with a white pair of trainers, a t-shirt and you’ve got the perfect casual outfit for the day. Team with some cute heels and a mini bag, and nothing under the jacket and you have a great going-out outfit to wear.
“Go for a suit in bright springtime hues, for a fresh take on the masculine tailoring.”
THE LOOK: High street brands have also embraced this trend, some with more panache than others. A brand who I particularly liked was ASOS. Their dedication to producing two-piece suits in a variety of pastel shades, bright primary colours and neons was unmatched by any other brand on the high street. The created classic cuts with slim trousers, wide pants with an 80’s feel and boxy long cuts. The sheer variety available at ASOS was more than enough reason to assign this trend to them.
For the outfit itself I instead went with a pastel shade. Bright colours would have been too similar to another trend I covered, and I honestly feel the pastel shades have been under-represented this season. I loved these wide ‘Hammer Time’-style pants and square-cut matching blazer from ASOS. With its chartreuse colouring, cropped pants and wide hips, it’s taking exaggerated tailoring to the max. It’s accessorised with a white bodysuit and sculptural white leather mules to accentuate the lines of the suit and not detract from it.