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How To Wear A Suit (For Every Occasion)

24/7, 7/11 if ya know what we mean…

It’s Saturday morning and you’re starring blankly at your wardrobe wondering what the #!%* to throw on to meet your friend for coffee in 5.

A suit is probably the last thing on your mind – but hear us out, will you?

It’s no secret that we love a good blazer/suit combo here at COH, but during a recent roundtable discussion we realised this once corporate wardrobe staple may just be our numero uno hardworking wardrobe star – 24/7, 7/11.

You see, a suit just makes us feel damn fine. Always. Instantly.

There’s something about the slightly androgynous appeal of trousers and structured shoulders that assures us we’re holding our lives (and ourselves) together.

Plus, a suit is always a good investment. Mix and match your blazers and trousers back with other wardrobe staples and you’ll never have ‘nothing to wear’.

The key to pulling-off a suit anytime/anywhere, is playing with colour, fit, fabric and styling.

It’s about looking considered when you want to (i.e. work), and looking like you haven’t tried at all the rest of the time.

Get acquainted with a few cute suits below, and see how we wear them from breakfast, to the bar.

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LE WEEKEND

Downtime calls for a lighter colour palette and relaxed shapes. We love these boyfriend shorts with side buckle detail!

Carmen wears: Witchery blazer, topshorts.

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LE WEEKEND

Downtime calls for a lighter colour palette and relaxed shapes. We love these boyfriend shorts with side buckle detail!

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Invest in a boyfriend blazer in a lighter/neutral colourway for the weekends. Pair it back with denim, or use it to break-up all black outfits during the week.

Carmen wears: Witchery blazer, top, shorts.

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Invest in a boyfriend blazer in a lighter/neutral colourway for the weekends. Pair it back with denim, or use it to break-up all black outfits during the week.

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WERK WERK WERK

A black suit needn’t be boring! Get creative with your styling to up your style game at work.

Carmen wears: Witchery blazer, shirt, crop, belt, trousers.

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WERK WERK WERK

A black suit needn’t be boring! Get creative with your styling to up your style game at work.

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Try layering a fitted top over a white shirt, or add a statement belt around your waste to make your look more interesting (we love wearing a belt over our blazers, too!).

Carmen wears: Witchery blazer, shirt, crop, belt, trousers.

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Try layering a fitted top over a white shirt, or add a statement belt around your waste to make your look more interesting (we love wearing a belt over our blazers, too!).

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There are many ways to wear a white shirt, to experiment with buttoning it right up, rolling the sleeves, or leaving a few buttons undone.

Carmen wears: Witchery blazer, shirt, crop, belt, trousers.

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There are many ways to wear a white shirt, to experiment with buttoning it right up, rolling the sleeves, or leaving a few buttons undone.

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SUN DOWNERS

A blazer-style top in a silky fabric makes a chic statement after dark.

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SUN DOWNERS

A blazer-style top in a silky fabric makes a chic statement after dark.

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Add a bit of sparkle to your earlobes and you’re in business.

Carmen wears: Witchery jacketshorts, earrings.

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Add a bit of sparkle to your earlobes and you’re in business.

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