There’s something about the jacket-and-trouser combo. Whether you favour a style that’s crisp and starched, fluid and flirty, or ‘70s bohemian chic, somehow you always feel more confident whenever you slip into a freshly pressed suit.
And with summer officially behind us, there’s never been a better time to fall in love with this wondrous, trans-seasonal staple.
From the timeless pinstripe to dreamy neutral numbers and dollops of vibrant colours, behold our top suit picks to amp up your autumn wardrobe!
Modern suiting is anything but boring workwear. Sure, you can throw your two-piece on after hitting the snooze button one too many times and still look effortlessly put together for your 9–5, but the beauty of the suit is that it will serve you well in all sorts of settings – weddings, formal dinners, and even more casual occasions.
For a suit that can carry you from your desk to the dining table (and maybe even the dance floor), opt for a modern cut in a classic neutral hue.
We’re loving the Aerobic Blazer and Abbot Pant from Aussie label Viktoria & Woods for a refreshing take.
Both pieces are crafted in luxe Tencel and come in a heavenly shade of dark grey. The blazer is artfully cropped, while the high-waisted pants have a subtle barrel leg. For total statement dressing, style with a white tank, copper studs, and a towering pair of black stilettos.
While autumn calls for rich oranges, plush violets, and hazy saffrons, there’s nothing stopping you from seeking out a two-piece in neon pink or electric green.
So, go on – quash those impending winter blues with a colourful combo that will brighten even the darkest of moods!
We’ve got our eye on the Kaleidoscope Blazer and Lawrence Trouser, also from Viktoria & Woods.
With both available in a striking shade of magenta, the straight leg trouser finishes just above the ankle for a flattering fit that doesn’t skimp on comfort. The classic-cut blazer is designed to be slightly oversized, so size down if you’re after something a little more tailored.
Pair with a sleek top knot and delicate gold chain.
If you’re new to suiting, or prefer an elegant look, you’ll want to add a black set to your closet.
Versatile and a little sultry, the black suit is pure magic in your wardrobe. We promise you’ll wear yours on repeat!
While there are a stack on the racks to choose from, our top picks are the Double-Breasted-Blazer and Flat Front Pant by Australia’s oldest luxury fashion label, Oroton.
Trans-seasonal, softly weighted, and fluid, they might be separates, but we think these two are a match made in style heaven.
The blazer is crafted in Oroton’s signature Italian stretch wool and is designed to be relaxed, but not oversized. It features a long line body, tailored finish, and adjustable cross body strap, while the subtly wide-leg pants are made from a custom twill weave blend that feels delicious on the skin.
Dress up with your favourite pumps and a polished up-do or pare back with white trainers and loose waves.
It wouldn’t be a suit edit without a call-out to something pinstripe. A staple suiting option, a pinstripe will never go out of fashion. So, if you can only commit to one style this season, this is your pick.
We’re particularly taken with the GANNI stripped suiting jacket and striped suiting trousers, which are available on Farfetch.
The pants fit snuggly on the waist but hang loose over the leg, while the jacket is a gorgeous wrap design with buttoned cuffs and a belted waist.
With its grey vertical stripe pattern, this suit delivers an elevated twist on the classic pinstripe cut.
Match yours with pops of red, like leather(less) mid-heel pumps and a sophisticated clutch.
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