What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out a selection of the trendiest summer suits
- Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice on picking out the best suit for summer
- British style editor says her summer is less about Ascot and more like ASDA
- She says that she loves a pink two piece, in particular, from Me+Em
My summer season is less Ascot and more Asda, but I do have a few fancy-ish events to attend and I’m in a quandary. How can I look like I’ve made an effort without being over-dressed?
A floral midi? Boring. Jumpsuit? I can’t face the hassle when it comes to going to the loo. Co-ords (matching tops and bottoms)? Nice, but I always feel like I’m in PJs. Step forward the colourful suit
Jacket, £275, and trousers, £195, meandem.com; shirt, £95, withnothing underneath.com; loafers, £195, russelland bromley.co.uk
Colourful is the key word when it comes to a suit for summer. It can’t be grey, black or navy blue or you’ll look like you’re on your way to the office rather than hobnobbing at Henley.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually a fan of the many pastel tones on offer. Though, if icecream shades are too sickly for you, then worry not, there are plenty of bold brights available, too.
KEEP IT TAILORED
Turn to Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Gucci (of course) for encouragement. They inspired the striking structured tailoring (nothing too relaxed, no dropped shoulders and not too wide on the legs) that has taken over the High Street.
The result is a reassuringly traditional, universally flattering suit — just in a fun shade.
HEELS OR LOAFERS?
I love this pink two-piece I’m wearing from Me+Em. I’ve dressed it down with a boyfriend shirt and loafers, but will be dressing it up with a silk camisole and a fabulous pair of metallic heels for a friend’s wedding next month.
The cream Reiss suit below wouldn’t be right for a wedding, but it is the perfect choice for a day at the races.
NOW SHOP THE TREND…
Jacket, £185, and trousers, £120
Blazer, £69.99, and trousers, £49.99
Jacket, £268, and trousers, £168
Blazer, £139, and trousers, £89