Summer and suits may seem like two contradictory words, but a tailored two-piece can inject some much-needed pizazz into your predictable warm weather wardrobe equation. The key to take it from fusty to fancy is incorporating the all-important trifecta of sleek silhouettes, bright colours and (v important) breathable fabrics.

Check up on it

From last season’s heritage to last year’s coveted gingham, checks aren’t budging from our wardrobes. And for SS18, we’re crushing on this baby-blue suit in subtle gridline check. Underneath the blazer goes a pop of neon yellow for a nod to the 80s, and a fun velvet bum bag cinches in the waist to break up all the saccharine. For accessories, go retro to add some kitschy fun: pointed white boots and ultra-slim framed sunnies sleek up the ensemble.

Utility belter

The utility trend has done the rounds on everything this season, and we’re enjoying this latest foray into summer suiting. We love contrast stitching which adds retro vibes to an ice-white two-piece (we’re loving the wide-leg trouser, longline blazer and belting look). To finish off, it’s about clashing up the look with eclectic influences, so beaten-up trainers will do. This is a mixture of old and new, classy and preppy, formal and relaxed and we absolutely love it!

Blue is the warmest colour

And for the most deliciously 80s thing to ever happen to your smart wardrobe? Go for an oversized suit in the deepest granny-chic turquoise you can find, with retro cropped trousers and contrasting white buttons. This is a throwback, yes, but it also so on trend that you will be thrust straight to the top of the fashion hierarchy. Play up on the colour palette by adding some white into the outfit. We’d go for some white frames and maybe some white sneakers to finish this ensemble off nicely.

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