Beauty & Fashion | Fashion

How to pick an off-the-peg suit

Suiting and booting for the office doesn’t have to be dull; mix textures, prints and colour this season to pack a personality punch into your attire

  • Stylist: Gemma Jones, Alpha magazine
  • Published: 12:39 September 30, 2012
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  • Image Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
  • The three-piece: jacket: Dh695, waistcoat: Dh350, shirt: Dh195, trousers: Dh350, tie: Dh145, all at Zara; shoes: Dh2,200, Stemar at Bloomingdale’s
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Style tips

Look 1 and 3

Take a witty approach to slick city dressing by clashing prints this season. Spots, stripes and checks definitely go if you blend your colour palette correctly. Finish your ensemble by adding a silk pocket square to complete a rakishly refined look.

Look 4

Blue is the new black, and this slimfitting style is a fail-safe option with dashing formal flair. Be brave and go for brighter shades of blue over the usual plain navy.

Look 5 and 6

Check is synonymous with British heritage and is enjoying a revival due to its
unabashed confident style. Be bold and pair with a scarf – aside from a contrasting pocket square this is the perfect addition to your new season repertoire.

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