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Monse AW17

Monse AW17

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Monse AW17

Suits are stepping out of the office for tailor-made chic.

Suits you

Suits have never been more wearable beyond the confines of the office, as designers infuse traditional tailoring with fresh ease - softening lines and relaxing silhouettes for SS17. Loose-fit, tailored trousers are a wardrobe essential for spring: they allow for ease of movement and inject a lightness into an outfit. That fluidity was seen on the catwalks, from JW Anderson to Saint Laurent and Osman to Balenciaga. Of course, it doesn't end with trousers - gently tailored, wear-with-anything blazers remain high on the fashion agenda and are found aplenty on the high street. And always chic, a minimal pencil skirt worn with a slouchy knit and a pair of chunky ankle boots creates an air of nonchalance. For a daring update on tailoring, look to Monse, where shoulders were deleted and trousers cropped.


Diane Kruger’s two-toned blue blazer dress is chic yet daytime-appropriate, while her  strappy nude stilettos and animal-print clutch  keep the look firmly rooted in cool territory.

Fashionable travel

Not that you should ever need an excuse to get the girls together but The Savoy in Limerick City is making it very easy with the fabulous ‘Here Come the Girls’ package. Experience five-star glamour in the heart of the city — enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe room with a glass of Prosecco in the Savoy Bar before dinner in the stylish Hamptons Restaurant. With breakfast served until 12 noon the next day, you can relax and catch up as you while away the morning together. Soak up a special sort of hotel luxury — one that combines contemporary and stylish design with traditionally warm Irish hospitality and impeccable service. Visit savoylimerick.com or call (061) 448700 to find out more about The Savoy and start planning your trip to Limerick…

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