The eye-catching suit you don't own, but should
This season, designers ditched sombre, solid suits in favour of styles in vibrant playful colours. Brands from Hermès to Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, and Canali all walked suits and separates down their runways in bright and unconventional colours, tempering the daring styles with traditional shapes and sharp tailoring.
Keep reading to discover six rainbow-bright suits worth swapping out your go-to grey or black style for.
Dip your toes into the colourful trend by swapping out your go-to navy sport coat for a light, cornflower blue style. This blazer from Canali, $US1600 (about $A2140), will pair as easily with the rest of your suiting wardrobe as your darker styles do.
Play up the sky-blue colour by accenting it with other varying tones of blue, and slip on a pair of blue-tinted glasses (another of the season's biggest trends) to complete the look. (Similar styles available at canali.com.)
Another easy way to inject a bit of colour into your tailoring wardrobe is to go for an olive-green style, which can easily act as a neutral. Ralph Lauren's lightweight double-breasted style, $US2295 (about $A3060), works as the perfect canvas for both incorporating other bright colours like a vibrant tomato-orange and earthy hues like a rich brown leather. (Similar styles available at ralphlauren.com.)
Adding a vivid grape-hued blazer to your collection is another easy way to incorporate a bit of colour into your spring wardrobe. Although this style from Hermès is bright, $US2150 (about $A2870), it can easily be toned down to be office-appropriate by a navy shirt and trousers. For a night out, pair the blazer with stark black and white to let its saturated hue pop. (800.441.4488, hermes.com)
Pastel pink proved to be one of the favourite colours of the season, with many designers casting sharply tailored suits in the soft hue. This style from Bally, jacket $US1695 (about $A2260), and trousers $US750 (about $A1000), feels ultra-fresh, thanks to its textured pink-and-red cotton fabric and slim, modern cut.
If going all-out pink is overly intimidating, both the jacket and the trousers will work elegantly on their own when paired with whites and blues. (bally.com)
For a blue suit that steps out of the navy-coloured norm, look for a style in a vibrant turquoise. Paul Smith's cheery jewel-toned blue style, jacket $US1240 (about $A1655), and trousers, $580 (about $A775), is the perfect option for summer days at the office when paired with a polo and crisp white sneakers or espadrilles. Dress it up for warm evenings out with a classic white shirt and shiny black shoes. (paulsmith.com)
To make the ultimate suiting statement this spring, try a style fluid style done in rich tangerine-coloured silk. Although this style from Pal Zileri, jacket $US2295 (about $A3065), trousers $US845 (about $A1130), may not be for the faint of heart, its vibrant hue is surprisingly versatile. The burnt orange will work perfectly with crisp whites and rich browns in the winter and blues when summer rolls around. (212.751.8585, palzileri.com)