Is getting an outfit for a wedding or communion that’s still months away giving you mild anxiety?
You’re not alone.
There’s something about dressing oneself for a special occasion that fills lots of us with dread.
Buying a new outfit should be fun so why does planning a trip to the shops feel like scheduling a dental appointment?
Well, it kind of feels like a high stakes situation.
You want to look your best and, if possible, not look like the odd one out alongside your very glam cousins/ sisters/ friends in the photos on the day.
Your outfit also has to be appropriate for the occasion and comfy enough that you can last a long day in it.
On top of that, you’re probably going to part with a good chunk of cash for an outfit you really love so you want to make a good decision.
The outfit stress is real.
It’s for all of those reasons that we reckon you can’t go too far wrong with a suit.
A well-cut blazer and trousers will tick all of your boxes and can be worn as separates again and again – it’s a no-brainer.
We’re particularly enamoured with this River Island printed suit that we’ve been seeing all over Instagram.
This is smart enough that you could dress it up for the races, a wedding or night out but still casual enough for day-to-day wear with runners.