The rainbow effect: ten colourful suits to sweeten your mood

It's very easy to make a case for suits. They're easy to wear, they're functional and provide hours of comfort. The right suit can be incredibly flattering and sophisticated and they inject something more into your average weekly wardrobe. They show you mean business without being too serious, and there's ample opportunity to make a great suit your own by adding personal touches (your mother's old vintage belt or your grandmother's brooch, for example).

The colour-block suit, however, is the newer, sexier suit that's a delicate blend of corporate and cool and perfect for hot days and cool evenings. A splash of colour will not only transform a regular suit into a 'wow' piece, but it will give you a boost in your mood, too. You don't have to have a science degree to know that our mood can be greatly affected by dreary weather and our choice in clothes. With midnight blues and cerulean to unapologetic red and graceful blush pinks, its time to reinvent and invigorate your suit repertoire. Dress yours with pared-back white sneakers (like these Alexander McQueen's) or sophisticated slingbacks from Uterque Still not convinced? Scroll ahead to discover ten shades of suits for an instant transformation.

Seeing red at Net-a-porter.com

Stretch-ponte blazer by Rosetta Getty, €1,177 at net-a-porter.com

Stretch-ponte blazer by Rosetta Getty, €1,177 at net-a-porter.com

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Cropped stretch-cady wide-leg pants by Rosetta Getty, €813 at net-a-porter.com

Cropped stretch-cady wide-leg pants by Rosetta Getty, €813 at net-a-porter.com

 

Pretty in pink at Zara

Double-breasted blazer, €69.95 at zara.com

Double-breasted blazer, €69.95 at zara.com

elasticated trousers, €39.95 at zara.com

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elasticated trousers, €39.95 at zara.com

Blush at Miss Selfridge

 

Blush ruched sleeve blazer, €44.46 at missselfridge.com

Blush ruched sleeve blazer, €44.46 at missselfridge.com

Blush cigarette trousers, €28.50 at missselfridge.com

Blush cigarette trousers, €28.50 at missselfridge.com

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Candy hues at Topshop

Double-breasted suit jacket, €68 at topshop.com

Double-breasted suit jacket, €68 at topshop.com

Cropped suit trousers, €42 at topshop.com

Cropped suit trousers, €42 at topshop.com

Candy stripe at Mango

Fine-stripe suit blazer, €59.95 at mango.com

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Fine-stripe suit blazer, €59.95 at mango.com

Fine-stripe suit trousers, €29.95 at mango.com

Fine-stripe suit trousers, €29.95 at mango.com

Striking cerulean at Net-a-porter

 

Angela double-breasted wool, silk and linen-blend blazer by Gabriella Hearst, €1,395 at net-a-porter.com

Angela double-breasted wool, silk and linen-blend blazer by Gabriella Hearst, €1,395 at net-a-porter.com

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Beatrice wool, silk and linen-blend straight-leg pants by Gabriella Hearst, €795 at net-a-porter.com

Beatrice wool, silk and linen-blend straight-leg pants by Gabriella Hearst, €795 at net-a-porter.com

Delicate almond green at Sandro

Almond green tailored jacket, €400.98 at sandro-paris.com

Almond green tailored jacket, €400.98 at sandro-paris.com

7/8 length tailored trousers, €302.13 at sandro-paris.com

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7/8 length tailored trousers, €226.08 at sandro-paris.com

 Striking green at Sara Battaglia

Tailored double-breast by Sara Battaglia, €635 at sarabattaglia.com

Tailored double-breast by Sara Battaglia, €635 at sarabattaglia.com

Tailored pants by Sara Battaglia, €319 at sarabattaglia.com

Tailored pants by Sara Battaglia, €319 at sarabattaglia.com

Relaxed fit at Temperley London

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  Sailboat tailored jacket, €995 at temperleylondon.com

Sailboat tailored jacket, €995 at temperleylondon.com

Sailboat tailored trousers, €595 at temperleylondon.com

Sailboat tailored trousers, €595 at temperleylondon.com

Sherbet yellow at Topshop

Yellow suit jacket, €68 at topshop.com

Yellow suit jacket, €68 at topshop.com

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Yellow suit trousers, €42 at topshop.com

Yellow suit trousers, €42 at topshop.com

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