Suit Up: This Season's Pastel Suiting Trend Has Us Working Overtime

Suit Up: This Season's Pastel Suiting Trend Has Us Working Overtime

Corporate has never looked so cool.

By Tamille Head | 17th May 2018

Did you get the memo? Matching power suits have made their way back into fashion, and back into our wardrobes.

Once reserved for corporate climbers and office-types (looking at you, Miranda Hobbes), this season the power suit has been turned on its head. Forget about the boring blacks and navys of yesteryear (or say, the early 2000’s) – now it’s all about pretty pastels. In shades of crisp mint, sorbet yellow and millennial pink, they’d look right at home in a Client Liaison film clip. Like all good trends, this one started with the street style set, and has quickly made its way into the mainstream, thanks largely to high street faves, Zara and Topshop.

Without further adieu, we present to you – your next purchase, the matching power suit.

Pretty In Pink

Take everything you thought you knew about wearing a matching suit and throw it out the window! Opt for a slouchy fit over tailored for a ‘just-ducking-between-shows’ look. Add sneakers and a cross body bag and you’ve nailed the brief.


Ray-Ban Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses $235; Nico Giani Lobivia mini leather shoulder bag, $428; Tibi Double-breasted blazer, $825; Tibi Satin-twill tapered pants, $628; Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Superstar distressed leather and suede sneakers, $535

Orange You Glad to See Me?

If a perfectly-coordinated two-piece weren’t enough already, keep it tonal by teaming with a tan mule.


Zara Long belted jacket, $179; Zara Flared trousers, $99; St Agni Paris woven mules, $259; The Daily Edited mini pouch, $49.95

Purple Reign

Soft and sweet, violet is set to reign supreme this season. Wide-leg trousers will ensure you stand out from the crowd. Complete the look with the heeled mules you lived in last summer.


Topshop Cropped double-breasted suit, $143.12; Wandler Hortensia mini leather cross-body bag, $886; Charles & Kieth Asymmetrical leather mules, $109

Blue Crush

Be it in the office or at an evening event, make an even bigger statement by pairing your suit with a metallic pump. There’s beauty in simplicity, so don’t over complicate your look with loud accessories or fancy hair.


Topshop Contrast Stitch suit, $199.28; Betts Blossom rose gold heels $89.99

Image: Flaunter

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Article by Tamille Head

Tamille was a Journalist at Style Magazines. She enjoys green smoothies and gin & soda (with cucumber) in equal measures. When she’s not writing about lifestyle trends, she can be found heading to gigs, adding to her hat collection, or ducking down to the coast for a salt water fix. She can rarely be found in the kitchen because pizza is life.


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