I promise you that my next post won’t feature suits or tailored pieces but I just had to let this one slide. This time it’s girls in suits and these suits in particular belong to the opposite sex because women and menswear are two of the greatest things invented right? I’m joking obviously but my love for tailoring and menswear is definitely growing. Women in menswear is becoming more acceptable and I’ll be the first girl to hold my hand up and say that I often wear men’s shirts, shoes and jumpers, and now I can add suits to the list.
Like I explained in my previous menswear suit post, I definitely want to work on deconstructing a refined suit and stripping it down to something more relaxed, and with these two outfits I think that I’m slowly getting there. I kept the colour palette simple and classic for both suits and disregarded the need for a smart shirt.
With the first look, the key item was the t-shirt. On first glance, with its longline fit and polka dot design, it’s an informal piece, but when teamed with a structured blazer and cropped leg, it all comes together.
I decided on a cropped leg for the second suit too because cropped trousers are life! I wanted to play around with loose, boxy shapes regarding the suit just to show that in some rare cases, suiting doesn’t have to be fitted.
To complete both outfits, I coupled the suits with a simple bag and chunky shoes. The chunkier the shoe, the better in my opinion.
Do you think we pulled it off? Which suit is your favourite and why? Drop your thoughts in the comments.
Photography: Jodine Williams
Model: Lauryn Anokye