Cast your mind back to Spring/Summer 2019 for a second.
Women’s suits were bright, bold and often patterned. Whether they were in two-piece or separate form, they served even the most extravagant fashionistas.
Flash forward to Autumn/Winter 2019. The suit has taken a serious turn, and the fruity tones that dominated last season have been left behind (along with the gorgeous warm weather). In their place, it’s all about a darker or more neutral colour palette.
Want to know specifics? I’ve got you covered. Read on for 3 ways to wear the suit for AW19 to be ahead of the curve and admired by the fashion pack worldwide.
1. Seventies-Style Bougie
Firstly, the seventies are making a huge comeback in suit form. It’s time to say goodbye to the androgynous suit and trousers combo, and hello to cute twinsets of an era gone by.
Championed at the AW19 shows by designers such as Celine, Burberry and Gucci, sharp blazers and knee-length skirts were teamed with blouses, neck scarves and polished pearls. The result? A vintage, bougie look that works especially well for the office.
If you really want to commit, you could add some oversized glasses (like the ones your Mum and Grandma used to wear).
Frumpy has never felt so fashionable.
2. Outrageously Oversized
Speaking of the seventies, do you remember the suit style that men used to wear back then? It involved wide-legged trousers, blazers that looked two sizes too big and relaxed-fit shirts with a wide, open collar.
Well, these outrageously oversized suits are going to be rife on the womenswear scene for AW19 – can you believe it?
Take inspiration from the Lemaire, Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler catwalks and rock yours in understated neutral tones. (I’m talking about grey, navy and beige.)
Heading out for a date night or drinks with the girls? Button up your blazer with nothing underneath and team your wide-legged trousers with barely-there heels and a metallic clutch for an undeniably chic look.
Alternatively, wear your boyfriend’s grey flannel oversized blazer over high-waisted jeans with a plain tee and chunky trainers to create a cool yet casual ensemble. Now, that’s what I call groovy.
3. Luxurious Leather
Finally, the dark leather trend is back for AW19 and undoubtedly fiercer than ever.
This time around, it’s been given a major style update in the form of hero tailored pieces. For instance, black Matrix-style coats reigned supreme at Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger. Then it was all about rich purple three-pieces at Sies Marjan that almost stopped the show.
If you’re building up your confidence with this trend, use a luxe leather separate to dress up an otherwise dressed-down outfit, like jeans and a comfy plaid shirt. On the other hand, wear dark leather head-to-toe through colourful tailoring – and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.
Standing Out in Your Suit This AW19
Sharp tailoring might have been on the style-sphere for several seasons, but it’s been given a sincere and sophisticated twist for AW19.
Whether you start small or jump into three-piece ensembles straight away, be sure to keep your accessories minimal to let your spectacular suit take centre stage.
Spread your wings,
Are you loving the suit trend? What’s your favourite way to wear one? Let me know in the comments!