Are you loving the comeback of suits & co-ords as much as I am?
I for one cannot get enough! I mean this is my first and only, but I’m for sure going to be investing in some more matchy matchy situations since I’ve lived in this number since I bought it. I don’t know why but I feel like the whole suit/co-ord trend is a bit risky and ‘out there’ for want of a better word, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how easy it has been to wear.
This one incorporates two of my favourite trends this season, sports luxe and wide leg trousers. Mixing formal wear with sportswear is something I’ve experimented with a lot, wearing cigarette pants and chunky trainers to work for the sake of fashion as opposed to comfort and trying not to look as though I had walked to work and forgot to pack my court shoes. Kid you not I remember being asked a few years back whether I had ran to work when attempting to try out this trend, I’m still unsure whether that meant I’d nailed it or failed at it?! It’s a style I had admired from a far for a while now so I’m very happy it’s all over the high street this season.
I was going to do a ‘how to/top tips’ type post for styling co-ords but when I actually sat down to put pen to paper I realised that there is quite literally no thought required, the hard work has been done for you. As much as I love playing around with clothes, pairing pieces together and creating all sorts of outfits that I feel fab in, sets appeal to the lazy girl hidden (not very well) in me! Wearing a matching set is always easy and fun. They are the definition of ‘put together’ even when you don’t feel particularly put together.
Of course I will also be switching it up and wearing the blazer with jeans and the trousers with a slogan tee or slinky bodysuit come the warmer weather. This is exactly why I love two pieces’, you can get so much wear out of them simply by styling them up in different ways. Since having the most hormonal weather in England recently it hasn’t been appropriate to wear anything other than layers so I’ve actually been pairing this with a high neck bodysuit underneath which works really well and also makes it more day-time/work appropriate (it can be a bit ‘boobie’ if not, nothing a safety pin doesn’t solve though!).
Also the trousers are comfy AF so that’s a bonus – they look deceptively smart but they feel like pj’s and I can get on board with that.
When I bought this I thought it would be a stiffer, suit-like material (materials are not by forte as you can tell, ‘stiffer’ huh?) as opposed to the comfy track pant style it is, but I’m not mad about it. I think it makes it more wearable, and of course accounts for the fact that it was pretty affordable compared to some suit style pieces. Some two piece suits can well and truly wipe out your bank account, and for a first dabble in to the world of matching sets I wasn’t prepared to be financially crippled!
What do you think about the two-piece trend? They’re just so classic and perfect for all occasions, it’s certainly a statement look. Let me know if there are any too good to miss pieces I need in my life!