9 chic and colourful suits to wear this summer

Posted by
Helen Atkin

Suits are back for s/s 2019, in all shapes and styles, including the short suit.

When thinking of suits, the word ‘exciting’ doesn’t always spring to mind. But this season, designers reinvigorated the workwear stalwart by doing away with drab tones and practical cuts and embracing cheerful colours and shorts.

Acne Studios, BOSS, Tibi, Eudon Choi, and Gabriela Hearst all sent models clad in bright and pastel colours down the runway, while the short suit was championed by Dior, House of Holland, Jil Sander and Matthew Adams Dolan.

Wear these suits for work with chic minimal accessories – and team them with slides and loose fitting T-shirts for play.

Cream suit by Mango

Wear this cream suit for work with courts and a top handle bag and for relaxed evening style with a plain T-shirt and slides.

Mango cream jacket, £69.99

Mango cream trousers, £49.99 (available online from the beginning of March)

Orange suit by House of Holland

Pair this suit with tonal accessories to make a splash in the boardroom.

House of Holland orange jacket, £550

House of Holland orange trousers, £415

Green suit by John Lewis & Partners

Wear this bright green suit with white accessories for a clean summer look.

John Lewis & Partners blazer, £120

John Lewis & Partners trousers, £99

Pink suit by Topshop

For eye catching evening wear, pair this suit with chunky earrings and strappy black sandals.

Topshop pink jacket, £49

Topshop pink trousers, £30

Mint suit by Next

If a vibrant hue doesn’t work for your office, wear this pastel suit for a subtle nod to the catwalk.

Next mint jacket, £60

Next mint trousers, £35

Pink short suit by Stella McCartney

Deemed a difficult piece to wear by many, make the short suit easy, and pair this Stella McCartney suit with chunky sandals and minimal jewellery.

Stella McCartney double-breasted wool-twill blazer at Net-A-Porter, £1,080

Stella McCartney wool-twill shorts at Net-A-Porter, £385

Cream short suit by Giuliva Heritage Collection

Channel the original eighties short suits, and wear this Giuliva Heritage Collection suit with small sunglasses and tan accessories.

Giuliva Heritage Collection double-breasted wool-blend blazer at, £1,190

Giuliva Heritage Collection wool and silk-blend shorts, £570

Lavender short suit by Joie

Wear this lavender Joie short suit with strappy high heeled sandals.

Joie pink blazer, £230

Joie pink shorts, £150 (available in store at Harvey Nichols)

Blue short suit by Michael Le Sordo

White mules and a reptile print bag will make this denim short suit day time appropriate. 

Michael Lo Sordo denim jacket, £395

Michael Lo Sordo denim short, £205