Fashion Fix: The Trouser Suit

18 March 2011

The newly camera-shy sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, have been in what we could call fashion’s no-mans-land for the past year, taking a break from the spotlight and concentrating on their fashion lines. So what a super appropriate way for them to make their return to the fashion scene at last night’s CDFA fashion Award nominations in New York. Looking every inch the fashion designers, the pair have obviously been reading Grazia and keeping up to speed with this seasons trends (of course!). Trouser suits are massive for spring/summer11 and can be found everywhere on the High Street. Ashley (left) went for a Studio 54/Tom Ford inspired cream trouser suit with a slight flare, whilst sister Mary-Kate went for a darker and more evening black satin tux with zip ankle jeans - looks we will definitely be chanelling this spring. But as always, there are a few styling tips to be noted....

1. Wearing one colour head-to-toe will be super flattering.

2. Opting for darker shades will of course minimise unwanted bumps but why not be daring and opt for soft neutral shades such as light grey, blush and nude. But avoid white or cream at all costs!

3. To balance out curves choose a wide leg trouser with a fitted jacket. Petites should stick to skinny trousers and avoid a loose jacket or will risk being swamped. If height is on your side make the most of this season's long-line jackets and loose mannish trousers styles.

- Check out our favourite 6 buys to get this look below....

 - Lily Russo


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