Suit Yourself

Want an easy outfit for work or play? Wear a suit!

In collaboration with Isabella's Wardrobe, Glasgow.

One of the easiest ways to dress is to wear a matching suit - why do you think it's the go-to attire for men, for every occasion, from work to weddings? Oops, #sorrynotsorry! But in all seriousness, if you're not confident styling a look yourself, The Suit does most of the heavy-lifting, leaving you to concentrate on the fun, finer details - top, shoes, jewellery, hair and beauty.

Just when we thought The Suit as a fashion option was over, it made a magnificent comeback in the form of sharp trousers and oversized, mannish jackets. Suits were all over the S/S18 catwalks and, while several tailoring trends emerged (going topless, going bottomless, glittering with over-adornment), one of the most wearable, and perhaps my favourite, was the slouchy, louche, oversized trouser suit, as seen at Marc Jacobs and Joseph in particular.


This gorgeous, coral-coloured trouser suit by Moschino Cheap & Chic is a lovely alternative to all the palest pastel tailoring that's everywhere right now. Although I've styled it casual-chic, I think it would make an excellent alternative to a dress for a summer wedding - just add killer heels.

~ Style Notes ~

Some of the best styling is the simplest. I've created a paired-down look to emphasise the mannish, slouchy cut and vibrant colour of this beautiful tailoring. Here are the details:


To complement the rich, coral colour of the suit, I've selected a fresh, white body, with a pale coral logo, by Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.  The coral-coloured drop earrings add just enough embellishment and a touch of femininity to this masculine, oversized suit, which is perfectly on-trend, despite it's pre-loved status.  Scraping my hair into a messy topknot and adding these Sojos Vision cat eye frames keeps the look unfussy and modern.  Adding the 'ugly trainers' is another nod to a trend that's permeating our Insta-feeds, and beginning to infiltrate my psyche - especially when I remember how comfy these puffy sneaks are and how fast I can walk in them! (Mine are old Nikes, similar here on sale too)!

~ Shop the Look ~

I can't deny that I'm a hoarding shopaholic with overstuffed wardrobes! I love buying high quality clothing, but clearly it's a habit that gets expensive. One way to snag the best quality without breaking the bank, is to buy exquisite, designer pieces that are pre-loved, like this Moschino Cheap & Chic suit - click the photos to find out more from Isabella's Wardrobe or call the store on 0044 141 337 3877.

To shop more delicious designer buys don't miss these posts right here, here and here on Be sure to check back soon for even more.

~ Beauty Notes ~


Style hair simply, in a mussed-up, unfussy topknot, and pull a few stands free for maximum insouciance. Keep make up clean by creating a smooth base, then add a pop of bright lipstick to complement the suit colour and lift your complexion.  Here I'm wearing No 7 Stay Perfect in Gay Geranium - my go-to orangey red. Add a chunky, masculine watch (mine is the N1 Rocket by Vostok Europe) and your favourite shades and you're all set (Sojos Vision)!

How would you style a slouchy suit?  Leave me a comment below...