Last season, designers the likes of Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga and Alessandro Michele at Gucci sent menswear-inspired suits down the runway. Still going strong, the trend carried over into the Fall/Winter 2017 season, leaving its mark on New York Fashion Week – and the Middle East’s Insta-girls were quick to follow suit (no pun intended). They were spotted on Instagram giving the trend their own personal, non-corporate spin, mixing and matching unusual textures and prints, adding “It” accessories, or simply opting for half the look. Scroll through to see their outfits and get inspired to try something new at the office.
Boutique owner Hannah Rasekh makes the menswear suit work for her petite frame by pairing it with skinny patent trousers and PVC pumps for added height.
Leave it to Qatar-based trendsetter Dalia Nsouli to mix and match prints without looking like a fashion victim. Here, she blends checks with python, throwing in a graphic tee for added character.
Look Ma, No Pants!
Follow in cool girl Dana Hourani’s footsteps by wearing your suit like a dress, leaving the pants at home. Add slip-ons for extra fashion points.
Just adding a faux-fur stole in a bold color – like Dubai-based style influencer Anum Bashir – can instantly jazz up a boring suit.