As a fashion editor, I spend a lot of time looking through street style images, particularly during the months of February and September, when global fashion weeks become a focal point for the industry. (It's a tough job. I know.) And this season, within the hundreds—if not thousands—of images I've examined, I can confidently say there has been one overwhelmingly popular trend: tailored trouser suits.
From New York to London, Milan to Paris, showgoers globally have opted for a decidedly put-together aesthetic this season, pairing boxy blazers and perfectly hemmed trousers in myriad prints and shades. Of course, it's not as simple as putting on a co-ord and leaving it at that. Attendees are making suits their own through the use of innovative styling. From adding a statement accessory to pairing with combat boots or opting for a white tee underneath, street style images are offering up a whole host of new ways to style a suit.
Whether you choose an entirely new suit silhouette or a thoroughly modern colourway (think emerald green or candy pink), these images prove there's a suit out there for everyone. Keep scrolling for five new suit styling ideas, courtesy of the fashion set.
1. Pair it with chunky boots.
From London to Paris, showgoers are adding edge to their tailored trouser suits by pairing the outfit with chunky combat boots or shoes with a tread sole. It's a simple way to toughen up a look that can otherwise come off as quite buttoned-up.
2. Add a bright accessory.
If you already have a tailored suit at home but are wanting to give it new life, take a leaf out of Leonie Hanne's book and pair it against a statement accessory, like a bright-coloured shoe or bag.
3. Pair it with a T-shirt.
While they say you can never be overdressed, a common fear is that wearing a suit automatically makes your outfit look formal. Jeanette Madsen has the perfect remedy to this problem, pairing her suit with a casual white tee.
4. Opt for a pop of colour.
If you've always wanted to try a statement suit, now is your time. Whether green, pink, or pastel blue, showgoers are proving that you shouldn't shy away from bold colour when it comes to suiting.
5. Try a new silhouette.
From cropped blazers to shorts suits and peplum jackets, the street style set have tried a whole host of silhouettes this season that provide a welcome alternative to traditional tailored suit proportions. If you're looking for something a little different, an unexpected silhouette could be exactly what you need to make your suit stand out from the rest.