In this current climate of fast fashion, it’s very easy to follow trends. International high street retailers are popping up at every corner of Melbourne’s malls, faster than you can say H&M. On top of that, online shopping has made it easier to source the latest looks from across the globe, attaining these covetable items are only a few mouse clicks away. But with all this under our fingertips, has fast fashion really satisfied our sartorial appetite to be runway ready?
Every now and then, I ask myself a question. How do I build a chic wardrobe with lasting appeal? One way to do this is to simplify your colour palette and invest in well-tailored pieces. Sticking to monochromatic black and white ensures relevancy for the years to come. Women’s suiting, in the form of structured tuxedo jackets and waistcoat dresses, is an elegant way to future proof your wardrobe. Liz Sunshine, the talented photographer behind the street style blog, Street Smith, demonstrates how to do this. Both versions of her tuxedo jackets are versatile enough to be paired with a classic A-line skirt or black trousers. These looks have no expiry date, thus reducing your cost-per-wear ratio and making that initial investment all the more attractive!
Get this look:
a. ‘Le Smoking’ Wool Tuxedo Blazer, $870, Helmut Lang, lanecrawford.com
b. Tuxedo Blazer, $89.95, Atmos&Here, theiconic.com.au
c. ‘Bashiva’ Sleeveless Poplin Shirt, $203.77, Boss Hugo Boss, nordstrom.com
d. Cannes Sleeveless Tuxedo Jacket, £195, lkbennett.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting