Art and Glamour Desk
Never considered a suit, on the grounds that it’s too sensible a wardrobe staple? Good news: the two-piece is breaking out of its comfort zone this autumn. Whether rendered in pink corduroy or styled with pops of neon, take pointers from the pavements with Vogue’s edit of the best suiting tricks to try now.
Take the corduroy road
Never considered pink cord? Now is the time: Many stores have generously-cut suiting to ease you through the between-seasons twilight zone.
Say hello to athleisure 2.0
Gently tapered and cropped at the ankle: tracksuit trousers have grown up. Take them for a ladylike spin with a sharp-shouldered blazer and glossy mules.
Mix your prints
Autumn’s catwalks dictate big cat prints, worn head-to-toe. Not your bag? Just take a flash – you’ll find it energizes a grey suit.
Wildcard neons mean business
Pops of neon are the swiftest way to relieve a sturdy black suit of its corporate status. Try fluoro pink or highlighter orange for the freshest take.
Take a size up
Oversized suiting still has currency; elevate the grunge overtones via delicate chain-link jewellery and a Polly Pocket-sized top-handle bag.
Subvert the Nineties stereotype
Cropped lengths and rope belts? Two items best left in the annals of Nineties style – unless they’re revived via a linen suit (crocodile-print handbag, optional).
Catch a tan
Nothing looks chicer than two-piece tan right now. Wear with shearling slides until temperates plunge, when Western-flavoured boots will prove the sleekest pairing.