Once the mainstay of the ’80s power-dressing wardrobe, the suit is back as a chic, modern option that just works.
Tailoring doesn’t have to mean strict lines – louche cuts in soft shades add a fluidity to an androgynous suit. Team high-waisted pants with a long-length blazer for a flattering silhouette.
For the ultimate Le Smoking, look to Saint Laurent. Discreet details elevate the classic black suit, while pairing it with a simple white shirt will keep it suitable for the office.
Blazer and pants by Joseph; top by Equipment; sandals by Michael Kors
Blazer, shirt, pants and pumps by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
Words: Jane McFarland. Fashion: Helen Thomson. Photographs: Paul Whitfield