Tame the trends - The Inside Pocket

ss17

Refined tailoring is always in style, but this season traditional office wear gets a bold, new update. From exaggerated checks to new grained fabrics and strong colours, there’s a lot to catch your attention in SS17. Trends don’t have to be intimidating, though – it’s easier than you think to go beyond what’s expected. Here’s how to dress to turn heads in the new season:

TEXTURED TERRITORY

Suit surfaces move into new territory for SS17, with textured finishes giving daytime tailoring a tactile appeal. This Moss 1851 silver grey suit is a great example of how easy this trend is to work into your weekday looks. Made from pure wool, its subtle pin dot design is visible only at close quarters and from further away simply gives the fabric a granular look. On-trend but absolutely wearable, it turns the standard grey suit into something altogether more interesting.

Layer your textures by pairing your pin dot suit with a softly textured shirt, like this pure cotton chambray version, and round off the look with a touchable silk tie in a bold cross pattern.

PATTERN PLAY

This season geometric patterns such as checks are key, and are now bolder and delivered in new, grainy textures. The windowpane check of this Moss 1851 hopsack jacket is spun in neutral shades of brown for an optic twist against the fibrous feel of its navy hopsack weave. It’ll pair beautifully with indigo denim but to truly master the look, we suggest wearing the full 3-piece suit.

If you’re going this bold with your suit, you may as well demand full attention by playing up its pattern with a graphic shirt. Just make sure you pick one in similar hues – like this slim fit shirt in a micro dash print – to make sure your statement look is a stylish one too. A knitted silk tie – again in a similar hue – will add a luxurious finish to the coarser texture of the hopsack wool.

BLACK, WHITE AND GREY

Tame two trends in one stroke with a bold Prince of Wales check suit. With its amplified puppytooth design in black, grey and white, it ticks off both the trend for monochrome and geometric patterns, giving a very traditional print a modern rework. Complement its laser-sharp fit and impactful pattern with an extra slim fit white shirt and a minimalist skinny black tie.

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