MINI SUITS

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Years pass, seasons change, trends come and go, but we will never stop returning to Cher Horowitz’s character in Clueless for sartorial inspiration.

For autumn winter 2022, the mini skirt suits Cher immortalised are back in fashion. Chanel—always the masters of the tweed skirt suit—showed super micro iterations in Paris last season, including drool-inducing creations in lilac and banana yellow.

Ditto for Christian Dior, where a ‘60s mod sensibility led to perfectly crafted skirt suits in cherry red and emerald green. At Miu Miu they were finished in edgy black leather; at Michael Kors in preppy pink gingham. You can’t argue with the facts: fashion has gone gaga for mini suits.

Woman in red suit
Suit: Sandro, Earrings and Rings: Mimco, Handbag: Furla, Shoes: Bally
Woman in pink skirt suit
Dress: Maje, Bag: Mimco, Earrings: Oroton, Necklace: Kookai, Shoes: Novo

Not fully convinced? Fear not, these new interpretations are a far cry from the yellow tartan energy of the ‘90s. Sandro’s cherry red set taps into the revival of ‘twee’, with its scalloped-edge hemline, cutesy matching pockets, and demure mother of pearl buttons. Just add a fit-for-a-royal top handle tote (Furla is a long-time favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge for a reason), pearl drop earrings, and a great blowout. Dressing for the evening? Sheike’s arctic blue mini suit is surprisingly perfect for after dark—especially when paired with lace-up bow embellished sandals by Alias Mae (available at David Jones). A great chandelier earring—Oroton is always a good idea—and classic leather crossbody (we love Lacoste’s boxy beige creation) are little details that will elevate the look. For the office, try Maje’s strawberry coloured tweed mini dress. With sensible black pumps and your favourite leather day bag, it’s a recipe for nailing 9-5 style for autumn, winter, and beyond.

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Woman in blue skirt suit
Suit: Sheike, Earrings: Oroton, Bag: Lacoste, Shoes: Alias Mae (David Jones)

STYLIST SUGGESTIONS

Meggy Smith

Need some extra AW22 Trend Report outfit advice? In our Stylist Suggestions series, Chadstone Personal Stylist Meggy Smith styles our six featured trends, and shares her advice on the best ways to shop the looks. Read her top tips below for how to incorporate Mini Suits into your wardrobe.

"Unleash your inner Blair Waldorf or Cher from Clueless because the mini suit is having a resurgence."

The New Mini Suit: We have done away with the simple, cotton mini suits for the office of the 80s and 90s. It is now about bright hues, patterns like stripe and plaid and textures like tweed and wool which inject new life to the mini suit.

For Something Different: Replace the traditional shirt or blouse under your blazer with an on-trend waistcoat, vest or buttoned up cardigan this winter.

Layering Is Key: Throw a trench coat over your mini suit and mix hemlines for a fashion forward look.

Heels No More: Combine winter flats with your mini suit. Whether it be a loafer, brogue, ankle boot or over the knee boot, this look will bring an edge to your personal style.

Vest: Witchery, Jacket & Shorts: Maje, Shoes: Sandro, Bag: Ted Baker

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