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Incorporating Seasonal Trends (without overdoing it)

Change in season  – you either love it or hate it. For those that love it, it’s a new and welcomed opportunity to start wearing new gear (without worrying about staving off the Sydney heat). And for the haters, it means making decisions around an inevitable wardrobe update and possibly even, (*dare I say it*) shopping.

It also begs the question “How can I incorporate seasonal style trends without looking like I’m fresh off the runway?”

To help you get ahead of the curve, we’ve picked our top six seasonal trends for autumn to upgrade your suit and keep you looking fashion forward without overdoing it.


Beige.  Once considered bland and boring, beige is set to take off this autumn and hold it’s own in the sartorial colour wheel. All you need to do is find the right tone for you and you’re off and running.

Our top tip: Beige is great for layering, separates, suiting and outerwear.

Green.  Deep green for autumn is a polished top seller for us. It provides something a little different and sets you apart from the norm.

Our top tip: We have a great deep green wool and mohair by Dormeuil which is an excellent option for the office.

Plums and Burgundy. I may not be a high-fashion icon, but plums and burgundy are predicted to be the colours of the season for suiting. At Zink & Sons, we take pride in our heritage and plum tailoring looks great with traditional heritage prints like tweed or houndstooth.

Our top tip: If wearing it head-to-toe is not your thing, try layering, shirting or even a statement blazer or jacket. A pop of it in your tie or pocket square is always a safe bet.


Stripes. For years now, we’ve been doing small textures and checks but stripes are becoming very popular in Europe and we’ll start seeing that here soon.

Our top tip: Go conservative or go bold – but don’t do both. Wear the classic check or pinstripe for a traditional look, or opt for a bright colour or bold print for a more modern touch.

Oversized. While we don’t encourage choosing an oversized suit, outerwear is a different story. To balance out slim fitting pieces, try an overcoat.

Our top tip: Think a wool and cashmere overcoat to wear over your suit. This keeps you warm all the way through to winter.

Layers. Autumn in Sydney can still feel like summer, but it’s the season for layering. With the rise of crisper mornings and cooler evenings, you can start introducing different textures (and even drag out the vest or suit jacket) to update the summer wardrobe.

Our top tip: Contrast is key. Experiment with new fabrics and textures to create clean and minimal silhouettes.

Not sure how to incorporate any of these into your current business wardrobe? Come in for a chat  and we can collaborate on some solutions together.


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