23rd May 2018
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
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
elasticated trousers, €39.95 at zara.com
Blush at Miss Selfridge
Blush ruched sleeve blazer, €44.46 at missselfridge.com
Blush cigarette trousers, €28.50 at missselfridge.com
Candy hues at Topshop
Double-breasted suit jacket, €68 at topshop.com
Cropped suit trousers, €42 at topshop.com
Candy stripe at Mango
Fine-stripe suit blazer, €59.95 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
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
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 pants by Sara Battaglia, €319 at sarabattaglia.com
Relaxed fit at Temperley London
Sailboat tailored jacket, €995 at temperleylondon.com
Sailboat tailored trousers, €595 at temperleylondon.com
Sherbet yellow at Topshop
Yellow suit jacket, €68 at topshop.com
Yellow suit trousers, €42 at topshop.com
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