Fresh Take On Suiting

There is plenty of style news to share about new trends that will be everywhere this Autumn.  Something that is set to make a big impact is suiting, in all its glory.  Everyone is always making a case for the trend, and it’s here; three-piece suits, buttoned vests paired with blazers and trousers, skirts or long shorts! 


Looking for a convincing reason to add a suit to your wardrobe?  It’s simple… multiple outfits for the price of one. 


It used to be that a dark-toned floral dress was the first thing on anyone’s shopping list come March, but this season consider it a suit.  This move does take a step away from the oversize-suit trend we came to know last winter, but it heads toward a more refined look with sleeker lines and sharper tailoring.


Have we made our case yet? Check out two of my favourites at the moment.


A Three-Piece

Three-piece suits, as well as waistcoats worn solo, are going to be the statement worn throughout this season.  If you’re going to commit to a single new look, make it this.  Who doesn’t like serving up some empowering vibes? The everyday suit is back and in full force!

For a more casual appeal, style your suit with a plain t-shirt and a pair of sneakers; this will make sure the look doesn’t feel so buttoned up.  For an unexpected and very feminine going-out look, style a suit with a lacy bra instead of a top.


THE LOOK: Gingham Double Breasted Blazer $515.00, Gingham Corset 255.00, Gingham Mini Skirt $235.00, CUE; Stacey Heel $199.95, Seed Heritage.


A Two-Piece

Not quite at the three-piece suit point… start by getting to know how to pull off a tailored two-piece.  A coordinated look is the easiest of outfits to look ‘put together’ in, and the best part is that it can work for all dress codes. Matching separates can work harder than anything else in your wardrobe, and it can offer up a smart but not too corporate aesthetic.  An easy two-piece is the perfect modern spin on the classic suit.

Enjoy the holy grail of outfit-choosing this Autumn – the minimum effort required in the morning, the maximum effect achieved.


THE LOOK: Mini Spot Cut Out Detail Shirt $279.00, Mini Spot Wrap Pant $299.00, Veronika Maine; Bonnie Heel $179.95, Seed Heritage.


Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.