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Why a suit will be the most important thing in your wardrobe this season

This season is seeing a number of intriguing trends come to the fore. But between the oversized look, the monotone palettes, the heritage fabrics and the statement shoes, there is one style that we can absolutely rely on, and that, my friends, is the suit.

Experiencing something of a resurgence (although, did it ever really go away?), suiting seems to be the sartorial go-to for much of fashion’s cognoscenti, and when you trawl through the street style hoard, those in precisely-tailored pieces stand out more than most.

A good suit is like a blank canvas. Layer it with your favourite knits as the weather cools down or wear the jacket done up with nothing underneath for a suave, after-dark look. To be clear, our definition of suiting is not necessarily restricted to the kind you have to visit a tailor for. While traditional suiting still has its place, this season, we’re encouraging you to branch out. Experiment with colours and silhouettes you wouldn’t usually and elevate your look with carefully-curated accessories.

To help you nail this style, we’ve assembled some outfit ideas to inspire you, alongside some of the best examples we saw on the streets of fashion week.

Timeless two-piece

Clockwise from top left: Rodebjer Svea sweater from Muse Boutique | Acne Jemma stilleto boots from Workshop | Helen Cherry cigarette trousers from Workshop | Petar Petrov turtleneck sweater from Net-A-Porter | Veronica Beard Micah Culottes and Cosmo Dickey jacket from Muse Boutique | Vanessa Bruno Joya twill blazer from Workshop | Paris Georgia x Standard Issue tee from Paris Georgia

The tonal suit

Clockwise from top left: D-connect sneaker from Dior (09 373 4849) | Gabriela Hearst Vesta high-rise trousers from MATCHESFASHION.COM | Alexis Nerva blazer from Superette | Alice McCall Bluesy jeans from Superette | Chloé Rosie sunglasses from Parker and Co. |Oversized classic sweater from Frisson Knits | Gabriela Hearst Sophie double-breasted blazer from MATCHESFASHION.COM

One size up

Clockwise from top left: Nirvana gold sunglasses from Karen Walker | Totême Troia straight
-leg pants and Loreo double-breasted blazer both from Net-A-Porter | Tibi short-sleeve polo from Muse Boutique | Cotton-poplin shirt from Prada | Diorcamp rubber boots from Dior (09 373 4849) | Shamrock black everyday blazer from Blazé Milano

The skirt suit

Clockwise from top left: GG technical jersey skirt and GG canvas jacket both from Gucci | Workwear jacket from Georgia Alice | Isabel Marant Etoile Greenlee patches sweater from Workshop | Slouch skirt from Georgia Alice | Senso Yabba II heels from Superette | We Can Climb This Mountain skirt and Like A Boss denim jacket both from Maggie Marilyn


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