Posted: September 18, 2017 5:35am

It started last year with suits starting to pop up on fashionistas who had never seen the inside of an office and the in-crowd were pairing them with trainers or slides.  This year, tailoring is even more prevalent.  This is a trend that you can best buy preloved or vintage as fabric and cut are paramount, especially if, you like me, are not heading to a real office!

I bought my suit months ago at SK Vintage and I cannot wait to throw it on in September.  It is navy pinstripe, fits like a glove and best of all it cost me the same as what I would pay in Zara.  It doesn’t look vintage, which is crucial…you don’t want to look like you have inherited it from a relative!

Suits and tailoring

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Suits for 2017

I will dress it down with loafers and a polo and I will wear the jacket over a chiffon floral maxi dress or I can wear it with a pair of jeans or stirrup pants.

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If I was to find this quality new I would have to pay near on £1,000 and there is no way I want to wear a Zara suit and try and compete with all the 20 year olds.  I need better tailoring and materials and vintage allows me to do this.

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So where to find something similar?  If you are in London head to SK Vintage, if not then check ASOS Marketplace.  I even found a Chanel lookalike one for £100.  Also check Overdress Vintage, Oxfam online or Ebay. Thank you Deborah Sheridan Taylor for helping me find this masterpiece!  I did spot one lovely one at Topshop and Mango .

I also adore the collection at Front Row Shop, they have the perfect oversized shoulder blazer.

 


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