Following the Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in February earlier this year, we came away tipping the trouser suit as one of the strongest trends to watch for the winter ahead. And when we spotted two of our favourite style icons sporting very similar trouser looks back in June, we knew this was one trend that would definitely hold its own.
First up was our favourite Gossip Girl Blake Lively who stepped out in her Michael Kors suit (buy it here!) to appear on Good Morning America. Rihanna also donned her favourite scarlet suit, this time a two tone tuxedo style by Acne from the Resort 2013 collection. The red suit with silk satin lapels and side seams is traditionally more formal than Lively’s simple suit, but Ri-Ri dressed hers down with flat white brogues and a colourful bangle.
But it was only a matter of time before a whole host of A-listers would be trialling the trend too. Yesterday, Kate Hudson appeared at the Venice Film Festival wearing a super glam white suit from Gucci's Resort 2013 collection proving what a fantastic transeasonal piece the trouser suit is. The classic seventies style tailoring together with her classic Ray-Ban sunglasses are a fail-safe way to road-test this look (though oversize flares are to be avoided at all costs).
Check out our top trouser suit picks below so you too can nail this OTM trend...
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Pinstripe suit, jacket, £65 ASOS
Pinstripe trouser, £40, ASOS
Blue ombre blazer, £65, ASOS
Blue ombre trousers, £40, ASOS
White jacket, £470, Alexander Wang at net-a-porter
White trousers, £355, Alexander Wang at net-a-porter