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Top Tips

  • Summer suits are a great, modern alternative to a dress for a wedding, without compromising on femininity – just steer clear of a shirt and pair with a crisp, white tee or silky camisole
  • Try belting the jacket at the waist to create more of a silhouette and toughen up your look
  • Don’t be afraid of making a statement – blush pink and winter white are such flattering shades on lots of skin tones
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Summer Suits

Suits have been worn by various style stars (and previous ICONS cover stars), such as Caroline Issa and Yasmin Sewell, for several seasons now, but in the last year or so it’s become par for the course to see them at your average wedding, garden party, and even black-tie event. Often unfairly dismissed as too corporate to work for the weekend, the suit is actually a deceptively simple wardrobe staple to have in case of any sartorial emergencies. Plus, with the right accessories, you have the perfect outfit to navigate the dreaded smart/casual dress code – add a pair of trainers and you’re ready for lunch, but throw on some heels and you’re set for dinner. Just like that.

By Phoebe Roche

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Top Tips

  • Avoid looking too Miami Vice by sticking to more modern cuts, staying away from primary colours and pairing with either simple Stan Smiths or a super flat
  • To stop this trend veering into corporate territory, go for unexpected accessories, such as a fun clutch or mini cross-body bag, that can’t be mistaken for workwear
  • They key to keeping a suit summery is to invest in natural fabrics like linen and cotton that have a relaxed look about them
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