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Art of Style

Everybody’s wearing slouchy suits

Fashion says relax… This is how to do it in style

Beatrice Gutu
Julie Pelipas
Josephine Skriver
Jan Michael Quammie
Linda Tol
Pernille Teisbaek
Carola Pojer

A sharply tailored power suit conveys its confidence through perfection – neat, streamlined, controlled. But this season’s suits, and their wearers, have cottoned on to the self-assurance that radiates through a more relaxed approach: true power lies in feeling absolutely no compulsion to impress. This is the essence of the slouchy suit; it’s smart credentials are there, but there’s no need to shout about it.

How to stay on the right side of sophisticated? Take notes from stylist and art director Beatrice Gutu: keep the suit minimal and go for a dark color palette (black never fails). Introduce accessories in similar shades and pair with a simple shoe (the best thing about the slouchy suit? Its perfect partner is practical footwear – sneakers, boots, sandals…). If you’re feeling more adventurous, pastel-hued suits are ideal for warmer weather and even bring a modern femininity to parties. Comfort never looked so chic.


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