WOMEN’S tailoring has come a long way in recent years. What started as something of a niche catwalk trend has boomed, and now trendy suits and separates are a huge part of everyday fashion – not just workwear.
For the office, a well-cut blazer or the perfect pair of trousers is still worth its weight in gold – but these days we also want tailored pieces for our off-duty wardrobes.
For spring, that means pops of colour, fluid fabrics and clever layering. Here are four trends to try this season…
1. Bold colours
From hot pink at Versace and Alexander McQueen to tangerine orange at Christian Siriano and lime green at Moschino, acid bright trouser and skirt suits ruled the runways.
For the ultimate homage to the catwalk, go head-to-toe in a super-saturated shade. For something a bit more understated, team a bold blazer with your favourite blue jeans or monochrome midi dress.
River Island Structured Blazer, £65, available from River Island
Kaleidoscope Pink Single Breasted Blazer, £55; Pale Pink Tapered Trousers, £35; Pink Textured Suede Shoulder Bag, £49; White Star Print Motif Trainers, £39, available from Kaleidoscope
Karen Millen Curve Satin Wide Leg High Waist Trousers, £103.20 (were £129); Plus Size Satin Crepe Long Sleeve Shirt, £83.85 (was £129), available from Karen Millen
Star by Julien Macdonald Tailored Lace Blazer, £79; Tailored Lace Trousers, £45, available Freemans (other items, stylist’s own)
Baukjen Fera Recycled Blazer, £249; Fera Recycled Trousers, £139; Bertha Leather Cross-Body Bag, £139, available from Baukjen (trainers, stylist’s own)
PrettyLittleThing Black Woven Sleeveless Blazer, £17 (was £25); Black High Waist Woven Wide Leg Trousers, £18 (were £28), available from PrettyLittleThing
River Island Cream Sleeveless Blazer, £60; White Oversized Shirt, £33; Black Split Front Flared Trousers, £19 (were £28), available from Very
The Fold Clever Crepe Almeida Jacket Ivory, £295; Tierney Blouse Watercolour Print Silk, £225; Clever Crepe High Waisted Elasticated Trousers Ivory, £225, available from The Fold