Tue, Aug 23, 2022 12:16 PM
Michelle Bradley, Personal Stylist
Embrace the bold, don the vibrant, lift your spirits with playful styles, pops of bright colour and accessorise with unexpected fun pieces. Fashion expert Michelle Bradley shares her secrets to boosting your mood during the cooler winter months with the help of a stylish suit.
The silhouette is a little more fitted rather than the oversized boyfriend look of previous seasons. When available, make sure to purchase the two or three matching pieces of the suit as this will give you the versatility to wear the suit as is, or have fun mixing and matching with other pieces in your wardrobe. With what should be a wardrobe staple, suits are versatile, complement any figure and have long been a secret weapon in the wardrobe of the world’s best-dressed women.
You will notice the suits this winter are available in a wide range of colours, from pastels to rainbow brights, to neutral hues. Selecting colours that suit you best can help enhance your natural complexion and give you a serious lift. Play it safe by wearing tonal colours in a similar hue or make a statement with colours opposite each other on the colour wheel. Colour-blocking is a trend here to stay.
Mix and match
Get extra wear out of your suit by mixing and matching your suit pieces with other pieces in your wardrobe. Smarten your suit with heels for a professional polished look or throw on your favourite sneakers for an edgy street vibe. Different looks can be created by wearing the jacket with other pieces in your wardrobe, like dresses, skirts, and jeans.
Pair the suit back by wearing the suit trousers with a warm knit sweater, oversized hoodie, denim or leather jacket, for a casual and comfortable look. Or make the trousers more formal with a shirt, blouse, blazer or jacket, depending on what’s in your wardrobe and your lifestyle.
Experiment with your look by wearing accessories that don’t match. Belts, handbags, and shoes don’t need to match unless you’re doing a monochromatic look. In fact, small contrasting accessories are a great way to add pops of colour and texture to your look. Scarves are also an easy and affordable way to experiment with colour.
Most of all enjoy the process, be brave with colour and have fun.