STYLE QUICKIE: Suit Up For Spring

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By Joyce Chua fro THREAD SG

Power suits, aka pantsuits, have been a favourite of designers and street stylers for several seasons now. Still, this past fashion month, the trend managed to pick up even more steam.

The allure of the power suit — its combination of power and style — has grown ever since women in power like Hilary Clinton and Angela Merkel made them their staple outfits.

The 2018 couture shows affirm that the trend is here to stay, with Dior, Armani Prive, and Paul Smith presenting chic power suits on the runways in London and Paris.

                                                  Mulberry; Almeida; Emporio Armani SS18

                                                 Mulberry; Almeida; Emporio Armani SS18

Power suits — be they sharp, slouchy, printed or tonal — are clearly a classic, and an icon of 80's fashion. But what’s new about the pantsuit in 2018 is how highly accessible this trend is, and how easy it can be adapted to your personal style.

                                                       Balmain; Dior; Paul Smith SS18

                                                      Balmain; Dior; Paul Smith SS18

This season’s pantsuit range from 70’s-inspired — suits with high-waist, wide-legged pants and crisp white shirts/silk blouses (or, if you’re feeling bold, bustier or lace camisoles) — to casual but polished — statement blazers with strong shoulders and grungy tees paired with matching slouchy trousers.

                                                          Emporio Armani SS18

                                                         Emporio Armani SS18

Bright, show-stopping colours also stole the show on the runways. But you don’t have to shy away from bold colours for everyday — for instance, you can choose a scarlet number and keep it cool with blush accessories and statement heels.