Given the plethora of retro trends to have taken hold in the past two seasons (normcore sneakers, bucket hats, big hoops, brash logos, paper-bag pants, logo tracksuits … the list goes on), this one was only a matter of time, and blissfully so.
Brightly coloured plaid skirt-suits, forever the signature uniform of Alicia Silverstone’s character in 1995 classic Clueless, are so wrong they’re completely right now.
Hansen & Gretel, Preston Jacket, $349. SHOP IN STORE
Hansen & Gretel, Briony Skirt, $199. SHOP IN STORE
Bec + Bridge, Girl Talk cami, $200. SHOP NOW
Max Mara, shoes, $835. SHOP IN STORE
Chanel, Lambskin Belt, $1450. SHOP IN STORE
Louis Vuitton, New Wave Bag, $3800. SHOP NOW
How do we know? Versace, Prada, Chanel, Zimmermann, Emilia Wickstead and (Australia-raised, New York design star) Matthew Adams Dolan told us so with international runway-show aplomb.
Think tailored blazer (big white buttons optional) and matching A-line mini and you’re winning, provided there’s plenty of colour. Team with a pair of this season’s best bejewelled shoes.
And if you’re wondering if the brown-hued checked pants-suit option that was so ubiquitous this past winter is a fair and reasonable alternative, we defer to Cher. “Ugh, as if…”
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