From Stockholm to Copenhagen, New York to London, the street style set has spoken. And Autumn 2021 is all about the oversized suit. Leave it to menswear inspiration, to get your style juices flowing in the most sophisticated possible path. Consider the oversized blazer a fuss-free essential. This borrowed-from-the-boys, boxy silhouette is an elevated edition to any outfit. The oversized tailoring provides a template for many of the season’s other trends that are right off the runway: 70’s fever, colour bold saturation, and leather.
In terms of reinventing the silhouette, two approaches emerged: sharp, angular cuts (Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, The Row) and shapely hourglass curves (Celine, Mugler, Givenchy)-the common denominator is wide, statement shoulders that play with proportions and augment confidence levels.
As for materials, there was a resurgence of 70’s fever of print textiles, as well as the corporate grey attire reminiscing of Wall Street, this time rendered in looser, billowing fit that curtail the unusual austerity of office dress-codes. Leather was also big this season, making a special compelling case for sleekness when tailored as coordinating blazers and trousers. And, finally, is this season’s widespread saturated high, offering every colour in the rainbow ranging from electric neon’s, rich jewel tones, burnt orange, and bold hues.
I have put together a few *shop-able oversized suit options, that will get you eager to try out this hot autumn trend in fashion.
What do you think about the oversized suit trend for autumn?
Written by Heather Noire