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Well Suited

Why you should always say yes to a suit

WHERE — London
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH — ShopStyle

Three reasons why a suit should always have a place in your wardrobe.

I’ve always been partial to a two-piece suit. There’s just something so satisfying about pulling on a set of perfectly tailored pieces that were made for one another. It’s the easiest way to feel put together (that and a red lip) without actually putting in a whole lot of effort.

Marks and Spencer has always been my go-to for simple separates ever since I moved to London (I’ve searched high and low for plain, comfy underwear and their modal knickers are hands down best I’ve found anywhere). However I’m not going to lie; unlike the Brits, finding the best of the high street is a not a skill I’ve always possessed. It takes a little dedication, time and effort to find what stores make the right fit for you.

Enter: M&S who offer most products in the full size range as well as options for short (ahem, me), regular and long. Which means I can actually wear their trousers without a trip to the tailor.

 

Marks and Spencer jacquard double breasted jacket, white tee, jacquard trousers and courtyard kitten slingback heels

SARTORIAL CONFIDENCE EQUALS REAL CONFIDENCE

Sometimes clothes are just clothes. And other times they are so much more than that; they project your mood, attitude and personality without requiring you to say anything at all.

And when you need to feel a little more powerful or confident, the two-piece suit has your back.

THREE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

Yes the two-piece suit is intended to be worn together for ultimate effect. But when you’re not in the mood for full blown business time, pair the blazer with jeans and a slouchy white tee or the trousers with a chunky knit and a cool heel. Voila; three looks in one.

IT’S AN INSTANT OUTFIT

Some mornings are made of sartorial inspiration and some are not. And on the days when you genuinely having nothing to wear (despite the piles of clothes everywhere suggesting otherwise) the two-piece suit has already done all of the work for you. Just add shoes and a simple tee and you’re good to go.

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