Sarah Ellen outside the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week in March 2018
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The monotone pants suit trend that dominated 2017 has evolved, and the result certainly not for the faint-hearted. Heading up the charge was blogger, actor and GRAZIA magazine cover girl Sarah Ellen, who proves garishly patterned two-pieces are the new definition of street smart.

The petite 20-year-old Australian, who starred on GRAZIA’s March 2017 print edition, arrived at the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week in a two-piece suit by Frame with a pattern that could best be described as faded Persian rug. A statement sleeve, Stuart Weizman stilettos, Miu Miu clutch and simple low ponytail completed the look.


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Unsurprisingly, the street style photographers had a field day. Little wonder the trend has become a firm favourite for actors and singers on red carpets of late too.

While a statement floral or ornate design is the only print prerequisite, the shape of your tailored suit is what signals your style cred. Think tailored jacket with a deep V-neck and fitted, cropped pants with a slight flare (a flash of skin and ideally stiletto sandals keeps things chic and sexy). Shop Sarah’s look on any budget in the product gallery below.

SHOP SARAH’s PRINTED SUIT LOOK

 


FRAME, persian printed flame jacket, now $208 from neiman marcusSHOP NOW


FRAME, 
persian printed flame pants, now $160 at Neiman Marcus. SHOP NOW


H&M, Patterned satin jacket, $80. 
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H&M, Patterned trousers, $45. 
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Erdem, Anisha Floral jacquard tuxedo jacket, $2682. 
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Erdem, Syrah Cropped Floral Jacquard Slim Leg Pants, $1329.
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Dolce Gabbana, floral print blazer, $3400. SHOP NOW


Dolce Gabbana, floral printed cropped flare trouser, $1200. SHOP NOW


Stuart Weitzman, Nudist Song Sandal in Black, $720. 
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