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Metallic suit
Metallic suit
Metallic suits are amazing on slender frames. Those who are not body-confident should avoid at all costs since metallic tones are not the most flattering for lumps and bumps! ---Amber Doyle | Photo: Archives | Metallic, Suit, Fashion, Blonde, Pattern, Sexy,

This Season's Love of Metallic and Patterned Suits

This season, feast your eyes on some of the most incredible suit and trouser combo's to grace the stores. Not only is there a mouth-watering selection of prints, colors and textures to choose from, but the look is ultra-versatile. I advise every stylish woman to stock up on suits to carry them from office-to-evening wear. The main reason I am lusting after this particular trend is due to the androgynous appeal and it's sheer practicality. It is not often that one can find an outfit as transitional as this suit combo and here are some tips in pulling off this look.

Metallic suits are the rave this season and look great teamed with a marl tee, envelope clutch and costume jewelry. For their Spring 2013 collections, designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Burberry concentrated on female power dressing and metallics. Although this style is not for everyone, it is easy to achieve. This look is extremely fashion-forward and incredible easy to achieve. If you have the confidence to work the patterned or metallic suit head-to-toe, you will turn heads for all the right reasons. The trick of the trend is to mix-and-match casual clothing with the suit. You will look high-fashion in an instant!

Metallic suits are amazing on slender frames. Those who are not body-confident should avoid at all costs since metallic tones are not the most flattering for lumps and bumps! However, no matter what size you are, a good metallic blazer is a great investment for dressing up black trousers and adding a bit of glam to an LBD this winter. If you are going all the way, then make sure you break up the metallics with some casual gear. A vintage rock tee or a marl sweat top will break up the formality of the suit. Teamed with statement bling, this look will break the mold. Remember that berry shades, forest green and cobalt blue are exceptionally popular this season and look great teamed with silver and gold.

The Patterned Power Suit
The Patterned Power Suit

Pack away that plain black suit, prints and patterns are the order of the day, with abstract art and bold graphics painted upon masculine tailored jackets and trousers. Dries van Noten gets creative with bold patches of eastern inspired art, modeled by Hanne Gaby Odeile. Anais Mali dons a fully printed square geometric suit by Prada. | Pattern, Suit, Prada, Van Noten, Jacket, Trousers,

Similarly, patterned suits are fantastic for a night on the tiles. Team a patterned suit with a crisp white shirt, neon bling and fierce high-heels. Embellished collars are a major fashion hit this fall so I recommend investing in this look. If you're shying away from the idea of wearing the patterned suit then don't fear. The beauty of this trend is that, as separates, these pieces look great. A good kaleidoscopic printed blazer looks good teamed with patent black stilettos, black jeans and a plain tee. Make sure to tie in the colors of the pattern with stacked bangles, drop earrings or even a good shade of lipstick.

Overall, this trend is one which is worth investing in. Not only will it add some color and spice to your dull winter wardrobe, but it will also update all your basic black clothing. What's not to love?

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