Skirt suits are really so great, but a flippy, mini version just won’t fly in most offices. Rosaria’s two-piece has that longer-line houndstooth blazer for all the smarts, but perfect-fit and beaut blue hue means like her you’ll end up wearing this guy at the weekends too with sneakers and a tee.
Pictured: Rosaria Gordon, partnerships executive
If you thought animal print was just for BNOs or the odd accessory, it’s fair to say Celia has put that rumor to rest. How do you make an entirely leopard print suit look genuinely cool? Make like our girl and add your favorite basics: cozy gray turtleneck, go-to grungy black boots and all the rouge lipstick. Boom.
Pictured: Celia Fernandez-Carnicero, editorial assistant Spain
The most '80s thing you can do, style-wise, is to play with proportions in a way that ignores everything recent wisdom has taught us. 2018 would have us believe that if you’re short, you might like to give the illusion of tallness by elongating your legs. Oh no, not the '80s. If you like a longline blazer, throw it on. Add a midi into the mix? Absolutely, go for it friend. And ankle boots? Hell, why not. It shouldn’t work, but dammit it does.
Pictured: Stephanie Hulbert-Thomas, sneaker brands partnerships manager
A big ole wool suit isn’t for everyone, that’s fair enough. Give the illusion of suit dressing by matching your shirt and pants instead, the perfect balance between suit levels of fancy and pajama levels of comfort. Add box-fresh white sneakers for weekend plans, or a pair of white pointed courts for the 9-5.
Pictured Lottie Selby, junior project manager
Lotte Williams, social media executive