Shop the best suits for women. Cool co-ord blazers and women’s trousers for special occasions. Whether you’re looking for a wedding guest outfit, a work event outfit or just for a night out out. From Zara to ASOS, Marks & Spencer & MORE. Plus, see the celebrities wearing suits for inspiration…
I’ve loved trouser suits for years, and wear one for nearly every important social occasion in my calendar. I’m even wearing one in my HELLO! profile picture.
I don’t know what it is, but when I wear a suit I just feel like I have my life together. I feel like a confident girl boss. I feel like I can do anything. I also love that I don’t have to think too much about an outfit as a whole.
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It’s not just me who loves a power suit. Celebrities and influencers, and royals love to dress in a two-piece. Whether it’s Joey King wearing a green Bella Freud suit, or supermodel Naomi Campbell in fuschia pink, Katie Holmes in white with a colour pop shoe, or Duchess Kate in purple – a smart trouser suit makes for a great outfit choice.
Suited and booted, from left to right: Katie Holmes, the Duchess of Cambridge, Naomi Campbell and Joey King
How to style a trouser suit
You have three ways you can wear a suit. Casual for daytime (see Hailey Bieber for inspiration – or look to Trinny Woodall on Instagram), smart and elegant like Victoria Beckham, or as evening formalwear à la Blake Lively. As a side note: My obsession with suits wouldn’t be a thing if I had to wear them for work – I can totally understand if you want to opt out of this trend because you feel like it’s ‘boring workwear’. However, you could try a more relaxed approach to a trouser suit, or choose a colour you wouldn’t dare wear in the boardroom.
Casual like Hailey Bieber, smart like Victoria Beckham or dressy like Blake Lively? The choice is yours!
Can you wear a trouser suit to a wedding?
Definitely. If you’re wearing a trouser suit to a wedding, obviously don’t opt for white (unless you’re the bride!) and go for bright or pastel colours instead. Or even a printed suit for extra impact.
Gigi Hadid wearing a floral suit
How to dress down a trouser suit for daytime
If you want to dress down a trouser suit, it’s easy! Team with a a pair of Superga trainers, Nike trainers or Veja trainers and a slogan tee. Trinny Woodall is the queen of power dressing in sneaks.
Trinny often wears her power suits with comfy trainers – and always looks styish!
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What shoes to wear with a trouser suit?
For a special occasion, I like teaming a trouser suit with a sexy stilettto or a strappy sandal in the summer. A seamstress once told me that if you’re wearing wide-leg trousers, the hem should fall halfway down the heel. Also, don’t underestimate the fashion trainer – I love wearing my suits in the day or out to dinner with a pair of Veja trainers and a simple white tee. Flat shoes can be tricky, but ideally you would see some skin – you don’t want to look like the trousers are wearing you.
Scroll down for my favourite affordable trouser suits you can buy right now…
Marks & Spencer suit I love
You can always count on M&S to serve up the goods, and this year it’s all about the classic white suit, Just ask Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. If you’re looking for a relaxed style, this is a fabulous option.
White satin look blazer, £69, and matching trousers, £45, Marks & Spencer
Boden suit I love
The Thea printed linen suit is a real showstopper and could be perfect for wedding season.
Thea linen blazer, £190, and matching trousers, £98, Boden
Reiss suit I love
Reiss always does a good suit and this perfect power suit is ideal for a summer wedding. Such a flattering colour, too!
Aura single breasted blazer, £268, and matching trousers, £168, Reiss
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River Island suit I love
This suit is absolutely stunning. I don’t think it’ll stay around for long – it’s just gorgeous. Oh, and if you’re interested, there are shorts also available.
Pink blazer, £65, and wide-leg trousers, £40, River Island
Forever Unique suit I love
Love the vibrant colour of this Forever Unique suit, and the colour blocking adds a little something different to a regular suit.
Colour block blazer, £89.99, matching flared trousers, £59.99, Forever Unique
Mango suit I love
I can image this suit would look great with a white fashion trainer.
Double breasted suit blazer, £89.99, and trousers, £69.99, both H&M
Mint Velvet suit I love
Mint Velvet always brings out a killer suit and this summer it’s all about the hot pink linen two-piece.
Pink linen blazer, £139, and pink linen wide-leg trousers, £89, Mint Velvet
Karen Millen suit I love
In this season’s hottest colour, this suit is a real showstopper.
Orange blazer, £143.20, and matching trousers, £87.20, H&M
Anthropologie suit I love
If you’re after a chic printed suit, this is what you need.
Stella Nova blazer, £279, and matching wide-leg trousers, £120, Boden
Zara suit I love
Ok, I have a Zara obsession, you need to know this about me. This green suit is just phenomenal.
Green blazer, £59.99, and trousers, £49.99, Zara
Oasis suit I love
I have a thing for orange right now, and this trouser suit is just making my heart sing. I love the gold buttons on the blazer as well – very chic. I’d team this with gold accessories and a bright maching lip.
Orange blazer, £103, and trousers, £63.20, Oasis
ASOS suit I love
You will never go wrong with having a bright suit in your wardrobe. This one from ASOS is perfect.
ASOS red blazer, £40, and trousers, £26, ASOS
Nadine Merabi suit I love
Nadine Merabi is one of my favourite fashion designers for creating powerful suits with a little extra somethin’-somethin’. Whether it’s a feather boa trim like the design I’ve chosen, or whether it’s a diamante, a sequin or pearls, it’s a suit you’ll treasure forever.
Margot blazer, £315, and trousers, £235, Nadine Merabi
Warehouse suit I love
Just look at AJ Odudu rocking this Warehouse suit – she is one of my fashion fashion stars right now. This is less tailored than the rest, so if you work in an office and can’t bear formal clothes, this slinky two-piece could be perfect for you.
Cerise blazer, £76.30, and trousers, £59.50, Warehouse
& Other Stories suit I love
This suit comes in the most gorgeous lilac shade, with high-waisted trousers and a flared silhouette. I love how fresh it looks. If you’ve got an afternoon tea booked, this could be a lovely outfit to wear.
Oversized linen blazer, £120, and tailored trousers, £85, & Other Stories
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PrettyLittleThing suit I love
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Hot pink blazer, £22, and trousers, £18, PrettyLittleThing
Nasty Gal suit I love
Nasty Gal has a great selection of blazers and trouser co-ords, but this feather-trim pink suit steals the show. The oversized fit will look amazing teamed with a pair of white strappy heels.
Feather trim blazer, was £99, now £79.20, and trousers, was £45, now £36, Nasty Gal
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