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Trouser suits are huge for summer - these are the 15 suits to wear for the event in your diary

A guide to the best suits for women this summer...

I've loved trouser suits for years, and wear one for nearly every important social occasion in my calendar. I'm even wearing one in my HELLO! profile picture. 

I don't know what it is, but when I wear a suit I just feel like I have my life together. I feel like a confident girl boss. I feel like I can do anything. I also love that I don't have to think too much about an outfit as a whole.

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It's not just me who loves a power suit. Celebrities and influencers, and royals love to dress in a two-piece. Whether it's Joey King wearing a green Bella Freud suit, or supermodel Naomi Campbell in fuschia pink, Katie Holmes in white with a colour pop shoe, or Duchess Kate in purple - a smart trouser suit makes for a great outfit choice. 

Suited and booted, from left to right: Katie Holmes, the Duchess of Cambridge, Naomi Campbell and Joey King 

How to style a trouser suit

You have three ways you can wear a suit. Casual for daytime (see Hailey Bieber for inspiration - or look to Trinny Woodall on Instagram), smart and elegant like Victoria Beckham, or as evening formalwear à la Blake Lively. As a side note: My obsession with suits wouldn't be a thing if I had to wear them for work - I can totally understand if you want to opt out of this trend because you feel like it's 'boring workwear'. However, you could try a more relaxed approach to a trouser suit, or choose a colour you wouldn't dare wear in the boardroom. 

Casual like Hailey Bieber, smart like Victoria Beckham or dressy like Blake Lively? The choice is yours!

Can you wear a trouser suit to a wedding?

Definitely. If you're wearing a trouser suit to a wedding, obviously don't opt for white (unless you're the bride!) and go for bright or pastel colours instead. Or even a printed suit for extra impact.

Gigi Hadid wearing a floral suit

How to dress down a trouser suit for daytime

If you want to dress down a trouser suit, it's easy! Team with a a pair of Superga trainers, Nike trainers or Veja trainers and a slogan tee. Trinny Woodall is the queen of power dressing in sneaks. 

Trinny often wears her power suits with comfy trainers - and always looks styish!

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What shoes to wear with a trouser suit? 

For a special occasion, I like teaming a trouser suit with a sexy stilettto or a strappy sandal in the summer. A seamstress once told me that if you're wearing wide-leg trousers, the hem should fall halfway down the heel. Also, don't underestimate the fashion trainer - I love wearing my suits in the day or out to dinner with a pair of Veja trainers and a simple white tee. Flat shoes can be tricky, but ideally you would see some skin - you don't want to look like the trousers are wearing you. 

Scroll down for my favourite affordable trouser suits you can buy right now... 

Marks & Spencer suit I love 

You can always count on M&S to serve up the goods, and this year it's all about the pink suit. If you're looking for a relaxed style, this is a fabulous option. 

Orange single-breasted blazer, £59, and matching trousers, £39.50, Marks & Spencer

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Boden suit I love

The Thea printed linen suit is a real showstopper and could be perfect for wedding season. 

Thea linen blazer, £190, and matching trousers, £98, Boden

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Reiss suit I love

After Meghan Markle stepped out in a stunning white wide-leg Valentino suit at the 2022 Invictus Games, it's safe to say we all wanted it for ourselves. Reiss always does a good suit and has a lookalike in the form of this gorgeous linen-blend two-piece.

Willow double breasted blazer, £268, and matching trousers, £168, Reiss

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River Island suit I love 

This suit is absolutely stunning. I don't think it'll stay around for long, but it's just gorgeous. The split-hem on the trousers just adds a little bit of interest to the outfit. 

Blue blazer, £75, and split hem trousers, £38, River Island 

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Mango suit I love

The trend at the moment seems to be wide-leg trousers, but if they're not for you, these slim-fit trousers from Mango would be a great choice. I can image these would look great with a white fashion trainer. 

Double breasted suit blazer, £69.99, and trousers, £35.99, both H&M

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Mint Velvet suit I love 

Mint Velvet always brings out a killer suit and this summer it's all about the hot pink linen two-piece.

Pink linen blazer, £139, and pink linen wide-leg trousers, £89, Mint Velvet

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H&M suit I love 

Whoever said green is the new pink is seriously... right. In this season's hottest colour, this suit is absolutely stunning. 

Green blazer, £34.99, and matching green trousers, £19.99, H&M

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Anthropologie suit I love 

If you're after a chic printed suit, this is what you need.

Floral blazer, £168, and matching wide-leg trousers, £120, Boden

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Zara suit I love 

Ok, I have a Zara obsession, you need to know this about me. This pink suit is just phenomenal. 

Pink blazer, £49.99, and trousers, £32.99, Zara

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Oasis suit I love

I have a thing for orange right now, and this trouser suit is just making my heart sing. I love the gold buttons on the blazer as well - very chic. I'd team this with gold accessories and a bright maching lip. 

Orange blazer, £103, and trousers, £63.20, Oasis

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ASOS suit I love

You will never go wrong with having a bright suit in your wardrobe. This one from ASOS is stunning. 

ASOS red pink blazer, £38, and trousers, £38, ASOS Curve

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Nadine Merabi suit I love

Nadine Merabi is one of my favourite fashion designers for creating powerful suits with a little extra somethin'-somethin'. Whether it's a feather boa trim like the design I've chosen, or whether it's a diamante, a sequin or pearls, it's a suit you'll treasure forever. 

Margot blazer, £315, and trousers, £235, Nadine Merabi

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Warehouse suit I love

Just look at AJ Odudu rocking this Warehouse suit - she is one of my fashion fashion stars right now. This is less tailored than the rest, so if you work in an office and can't bear formal clothes, this slinky two-piece could be perfect for you. 

Cerise blazer, £76.30, and trousers, £59.50, Warehouse 

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& Other Stories suit I love

This suit comes in the most gorgeous lilac shade, with high-waisted trousers and a flared silhouette. I love how fresh it looks. If you've got an afternoon tea booked, this could be a lovely outfit to wear.

Oversized linen blazer, £120, and tailored trousers, £85, & Other Stories

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PrettyLittleThing suit I love

Only Molly Mae could make me want a charcoal grey suit! As someone who likes bright colour, I'm kind of shocked this made my edit but I love how she has styled it with the bright orange accessories. A combo I'm pleasanly surprsed by. 

Charcoal blazer, was £47, now £41.50, and trousers, was £30, now £27, PrettyLittleThing

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Nasty Gal suit I love

Nasty Gal has a great selection of blazers and trouser co-ords, but this feather-trim pink suit steals the show. The oversized fit will look amazing teamed with a pair of white strappy heels. 

Feather trim blazer, was £99, now £79.20, and trousers, was £45, now £36, Nasty Gal

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