Every man knows that a suit is an important wardrobe staple. Whether for special occasions, work wear, or just because you’re a fan, suits are important. That’s why it’ll come as a huge surprise that I do not in fact own a suit. In fact, I haven’t worn one since graduation last year (and that’s gone because lol wine and pizza). But I’m an adult now, and suits are important. That’s why I literally could not believe my luck when I was contacted by Matalan. They wanted me to style a suit from their latest collection and show it off to all you lovely people.
When I did a stint as a teacher many years ago I actually got the bulk of my work wardrobe from Matalan. Shirts, jumpers, trousers, you name it, I had it. Not only was everything well made and comfortable, it was undoubtedly more affordable then anywhere else. That’s why I was so excited to get involved with this collaboration – I knew it was going to be a fantastic outfit, and I definitely wasn’t wrong.
First up – the attention to detail is superb. I’m a bit of a shoe fiend, so I was immediately drawn to these gorgeous boots. I love the design of the brogue, and from the purple sole to the padded heel (genius!), Matalan have considered everything. The sole goes perfectly with the lining of the jacket, too, tying the whole outfit together from top to bottom.
The actual suit itself is beautiful. You would not believe how incredibly smart I feel when I wear it, and considering I can be a bit of a lazy dresser at times, I think I may finally be a suit convert. The quality of the suit itself is fantastic (it’s 100% wool – of course it’s great!) being both well-fitting and incredibly comfortable. I’m one of those incredibly sensitive people who hates wool, but you’ll be pleased to know that this suit feels lush. So don’t be put off if you’re a wool hater like me!
Suit – c/o Matalan
Waistcoat – c/o Matalan
Shirt – asos
Tie – Next
Trousers – c/o Matalan
Shoes – c/o Matalan
I look pretty suave, right?! Keeping it simple seemed like the most obvious way to style this, and white shirts are perfect for every occasion, aren’t they? I’m so glad that I’ve finally got a proper suit in my wardrobe. It’s come at the best time too, as I might be heading to some awards with work at the end of November. Guess who’s finally ready for a suited dress code? That’d be me!!
So what do you think of my suit from Matalan? Would you style it any differently? Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to know your thoughts!
** c/o (courtesy of) shows items that have been gifted to me, however all outfits are 100% my own style and are not influenced by other parties **