Shop: Business Chic Suits

There’s never been such a good time to be business chic in Australia.

Sure in recent years, options were looking a little grim for female suits who simply wanted a timeless suit in quality but durable fabrics for under $1000. Local makers of classic suits like Satch closed up shop or shifted focus like Country Road who made their “suits” section men-only, opting instead to provide women with co-ordinates to mix and match to create their own.

Now the tides have turned so much that designers are making stylishly cut pinstripes and blazers such that fashion bloggers Lisa at See Want Shop opt to wear suits to highly photographed events like fashion week. These suits are equal parts style statement and well-structured conservatism meaning that they operate perfectly for work and play.

Business Chic Thurley Saville Row Suit and Kate Sylvester Mary Jane Shoes

Smokin’ stripes. The peplum detail on the Thurley Saville Row jacket adds feminity to the corporate stripe. Straight leg Savile Row Pant is currently on sale. Made of wool, team this with basic black tops and the week’s Shoesday Tuesday Mary Jane pump by Kate Sylvester.

Camilla and Marc Dimmer Blazer and Vertical Skirt

Perfect for work and polished play, the Camilla and Marc Dimmer Blazer and Vertical Skirt. Just add a pair of pants and you have the excellent basis for a most business chic wardrobe to get you through the whole season. Camilla and Marc are taking part in Vogue’s Online Shopping Night which is tonight – use the code VOSN2015 at the checkout or mention the code in boutiques to receive 20% off store-wide.

 

bassike textured pinstripe tailored jacket model

Bassike are offering a relaxed pin stripe suit that paired with sneakers is perfect for creative smart casuals and le weekend!

Tops

When wearing this season’s suit, remember to keep tops minimal. This means no stiff collars. Rather think simple necklines like scoop necks and if you’re feeling Audrey-esque perhaps even a turtleneck. Make your dollar stretch further by picking up basic scoop neck top in black from the likes of Target, Supre and Portmans. If you quality fibres are more your thing then of course, invest in the same from your favourite brand. For a dressy minimalist top, I’m quite liking Strateas Carlucci (available at David Jones), Limedrop and Cue and sister brand Veronika Maine are killing it with the minimalist look this season. For Business Casual, I like Swedish brand Filippa K (stocked in Melbourne at Swensk) or Bassike and Amor Lux (stocked at The Standard Store in Melbourne and Sydney) for more casual days.

Do you still wear co-ordinated suits or do you enjoy mixing and matching to create your own? 

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