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The new trouser suits for women

The Guardian - Weekend - - Starters Contents -

Fashion is smarten­ing up for au­tumn, with tai­lor­ing back on the cool list. This is a trend that can be em­braced with a trouser suit, such as Pam’s Prince of Wales check or Flossie’s candy pink. Or go for mix­ing and match­ing: Lavinia’s wide-legged blue trousers and con­trast­ing beige jacket would be Katharine Hepburn-ap­proved, while Valerie’s clas­sic blazer worn with cropped trousers – and con­ver­sa­tional ear­rings – looks ef­fort­lessly chic. Elee’s look has it all: it’s arty, smart and cool. Me­lanie Wilkin­son

Pho­to­graphs: David Newby for the Guardian. Styling: Me­lanie Wilkin­son. Stylist’s as­sis­tant: Bemi Shaw. Hair: Vi­mal Chavda us­ing Bum­ble and bum­ble. Make-up: Lisa Stokes us­ing Elemis. Mod­els: Pam at Ugly, Valerie and Elee at Mrs Robin­son, Flossie at House of Juba, and Lavinia at Milk

1 Valerie

Jacket, £35, Ear­rings, £65, jcrew. com. Shoes, £55, next. Shirt, £245, by Is­abel Marant from Trousers, £32,

2 Elee

Top, £42, house­of­sunny. Trousers, £185, by Top­shop Unique from net-a-porter. com. Jacket, £285, by Top­shop Unique from Boots, £49.99,

3 Flossie

Jacket, £49, and trousers, £30, both by top­ Top, £69, cos­ Shoes, £42, riveris­

4 Pam

Jacket, £69.99, and trousers, £29.99, both by T-Shirt, £65, by Blouse from match­es­fash­ion. com. Shoes, £295, Rus­sell and Brom­ley & Stu­art Weitz­man, rus­sel­land­brom­ley. Glasses, £295, td­tom­

5 Lavinia

Jacket, £264, in­tropia. com. Shirt, £19.99, Trousers, £170, by J.Crew from Shoes, £169, whis­

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