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Meryl Streep is a big fan, as is Helen Mirren, and Victoria Beckham is championing them too... we're talking about the trouser suit.
A powerful duo of a matching jacket and trousers is the thing to be seen in this season, making its way down from the catwalks to the supermarket aisles.
Embracing a more androgynous style can feel daunting, but there are plenty of options to ensure you aren’t venturing too far from your own personal style. From patterns and textures to block colours and classic cuts, there are options to suit all tastes – and price ranges.
But our latest inspiration comes from none other than Kate Garraway, who rocked a stunning powder blue suit live on Good Morning Britain.
The presenter chose a gorgeous Zara two-piece, giving her a polished professional look perfect for kicking off a new week. Kate’s outfit choice is a little on the expensive side, with the blazer selling for £79.99, and the trousers at £39.99 – but trust us, it’ll be worth the investment.
Shop Kate’s suit and our ultimate suit edit, and shake up your style for the season ahead…
Blazer and trousers, Zara
The flared trousers in this blush blue combo are flattering on any shape, while the oversized, double-breasted blazer is as stylish as they come. Make like Kate and be brave, by pairing the suit with a bold, colourful pair of heels, or a metallic choice.
Jacket and Trouser Set, Sainsburys
This suit caused a furore online in recent weeks, selling out as soon as it hit the online shelves. And it was so popular, it even accounted for 43% of Sainsbury’s online sales that week! It’s available now but probably won’t be around for long, so make sure to grab yours today…
Turner Trouser Suit, Reiss
Pinks are back this year, which means this burnt rose shade is right on point. Ultra feminine, it’s great for workwear or more formal occasions – just accessorise for the event.
Trouser Suit Zara, £29.99
Grey suits don’t have to be bland. Try pairing this sleek trouser suit with a pale pink camisole or bright accessories for a chic, modern finish.
Gardenia Suit Set, Hobbs
Be brave and bold in these floral suit pieces. Make sure you stand out
from the crowd with this look, but make sure to put it together with
simple shoes and a simple white top, in order to make sure the look
isn’t too much.
Textured Suit, Reiss
If you want to stick with traditional tones of blue or black, consider adding texture; it brings another dimension to an outfit while instantly making it look more high-end. We think this sophisticated navy combo oozes luxury.
Flowing Blazer and Ankle Trousers Set, Zara
This jacket and loose trouser set is perfect for the warmer evenings, and would be ideal to wear to a formal family dinner or a relaxed work event. Pair it with a strong high heel for a dazzling look.
Mono Jacquard Jacket & Trousers Set
If you’re feeling bold, move away from plainer trouser suits with this
eye-catching monochrome print. To lift the look, layer a colourful
blouse underneath or go for a full on (on-trend) print clash with a
Harlow Textured Mint Suit Set, Reiss
Smart, simple and elegant pretty much sums up this gorgeous mint suit piece from Reiss. The jacket is fitted and tailored ensuring a sophisticated look, and the ankle length trousers make the perfect pairing for some nude heels.
If you’re going for an ultra sharp and chic look, this coord ticks all the right boxes. The high-rise trousers with a slight kick flare nod to the 70s trend without going all-out retro.
Structured Cotton Blazer, £89.99, Mango
Flares are making a comeback in a huge way this year. This trouser
suit embodies the trend in a contemporary style. The baby-blue shade is
great for injecting colour into your wardrobe in a fresh, subtle way.
Longline Jacket and Trousers Set, M&S
Aim for a subtle and sophisticated look with this set. Mixing up your clothes lengths is the height of fashion at the moment, and this gorgeous cream jacket coat and cropped trousers will help you do just that.
Now you’ve had a taster of what the high street has to offer, it’s time
to switch up your formal dress code and bring a little added power to
your personal style with a feminine suit.