At any given time, a quick scroll through the most stylish Instagram accounts will prove that there's one outfit that simply cannot be ignored this spring/summer season. The humble trouser suit, once synonymous with corporate workwear and stuffy offices, has well and truly made its name in fashion as a wardrobe staple, especially over the past few years. Far from the classic black tapered-leg trousers and nipped-in blazers of the past, the two-piece of today takes on many forms, colours and shapes, from zesty bright to creamy caramel, '80s-inspired and oversized to relaxed and slouchy. There are so many lust-worthy pairings available now that we're positively spoilt for choice.
The popularity of a trouser suit is no surprise given that it's basically an outfit all-in-one. It serves the same throw-on function as a dress when you want an easy, chic option you don't have to think about. And let's not underestimate the added confidence boost a two-piece provides.
Whether you're heading to the office, a wedding, date night or even a relaxed weekend brunch, suits are great for all occasions, and since they're so versatile, they can be styled accordingly with a simple change of layers and accessories. Simplicity will always win, though, and a white shirt, silk cami, ribbed vest or simple T-shirt is all you need to make a suit work, especially in the warmer months.
Below, as well as some more chic suiting inspiration, we've rounded up some of the best trouser suits for women that not only will look great this summer but also can be layered up through autumn and winter. Whether you’re in the mood to stand out or keep it classic, keep scrolling to see and shop the edit.