Let’s face it, summer is here. For some people, it’s time to break out the crop tops and daisy dukes. Others, such as Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Dakota Johnson, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, prefer keeping things sharp in season-appropriate suiting.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to tailoring for the warmer months, from figure-hugging skirts and matching jackets to louche velvets set to wear with a shirt and tie for more formal occasions.
Below, see how the It-girls are wearing suits this summer.
1. The femme fatale skirt suit
Opt for a skin-tight midi skirt suit that hugs the body in all the right places. Whether you choose joy-inducing Self Portrait gingham or vintage designer creations – like Kendall Jenner’s Givenchy autumn/winter 2007 haute couture set – make sure it delivers an hourglass silhouette.
2. The sheer suit
Naked dresses are all the rage this year, thanks, in part, to the Met Gala red carpet. But have you considered the naked suit as another option? The sheer set, which can be dressed up or down according to the occasion, strikes the ideal mix between sensual and sophisticated. See Gigi Hadid’s Dion Lee birthday look for reference.
3. The knitted set
Knitwear sets for the summer? Absolutely. But ensure they are breezy and lightweight, as well as navel-baring, for good measure. Make like EmRata and wear yours with #NormCore trainers for an optimum pared-back aesthetic.
4. Le Smoking suits
Thanks to Yves Saint Laurent in 1966, the Le Smoking tuxedo suit is a wardrobe mainstay for any stylish woman today. For a masculine twist, wear yours with a crisp white shirt and tie, like Dakota.
5. The safari suit
The safari suit combines femininity and functionality in the most ideal way. In order to emphasize your form, get a linen version that is suitable for summer holidays and make sure it’s cinched at the waist, like Hailey’s.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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One word to bear in mind when contemplating your 2021 wardrobe? “Investment.” Owning an arsenal of enduring staples is a failsafe way to approach the new year; nothing beats an interchangeable capsule of pieces that you can transition from season to season.
Don’t be fooled – versatility doesn’t mean plain and boring. Animal prints, zingy lime green hues, and embellished cardigans are trends worth carrying through until spring, while Zoom-friendly statement jewelry that saw us through lockdown should also be utilized in the coming months.
Follow Vogue’s 12-step guide to refreshing your rail in the new year.
Seek a sculptural statement
Givenchy fall/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
The Zoom-friendly earring has become a global sensation, and there are plenty of options that will turn heads – virtually and IRL.
Upgrade your cardigan
Miu Miu autumn/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
The cardigan has long been liberated from the realms of prissy propriety. This season, go even further by transforming yours into a chic accessory: tie across your décolletage and pin with a glittering brooch.
Add a dash of lime
Bottega Veneta fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
No longer simply a way to enliven your drink, lime is key to this winter’s palette. Whether a peekaboo flash, or worn full-look, it’s a standout shade.
Turn on to tassels
Prada fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Transform your denim into eveningwear by investing in fringed sandals. The hint of tassels beneath the hems will provide instant glamour.
More than a one trick pony
Loewe; Victoria Beckham fall/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
When we say animal prints are in, we don’t mean just spots and stripes – but illustrations of everything from foxes to monkeys. Look to Victoria Beckham, Loewe and Alexander McQueen for a full menagerie.
Sequins for day
Valentino fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
These tiny sparkling discs are more versatile than you think. Take your cues from Valentino and dress them down for daytime with slouchy tailoring and a chunky pair of boots.
Spray your Latex
Saint Laurent fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Baby powder has often been utilized by habitual Latex wearers. But we recommend dry shampoo as a mess-free alternative – spray on your limbs and shimmy in with ease.
A twist on pearls
Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Channel the full fashion force of American political powerhouse Kamala Harris and wear your pearls with a twist.
Tie it up
Cara Delevigne. Photo: Getty
The skinny tie is back. Make like Cara and knot yours with precision for the new take on tailoring.
An attendee at the spring/summer 2021 shows at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Getty
This season’s true must-have accessory isn’t a bag or a shoe, it’s a face mask. Find yourself a fashionable one to complement any outfit while staying safe.
Fendi fall/winter 2020. Photo: Getty
Why have one bag when you can have several? Buzzy charms, clip on pouches and mini purses are the ultimate way to pep up your bag.
JW Anderson fall/winter 2020. Photo: Courtesy
A festive alternative to fringing? Tinsel. Marc Jacobs, JW Anderson and Valentino’s sparkle will even turn a tracksuit into something special.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk