The Monochrome

[caption id="attachment_2904" align="aligncenter" width="980"]Image: Getty Images via Esquire Image: Getty Images via Esquire[/caption] Monochrome cast off its Sixties connotations for good, and now designers play with all manner of decorative devices to give black and white a fresh, modern makeover. It's an oldie but a goodie that'll definitely be sticking around for Summer 2018. And we're just in love with this simple classic -- so easy, so glamorous, so formal, so casual, so put-together, so feminine, so masculine-inspired, so WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO BE! Is there anyone who doesn't look good in monochrome!?

The Eye-Popping

[caption id="attachment_2906" align="aligncenter" width="980"]Image: Getty Images via Esquire Image: Getty Images via Esquire[/caption] Seydoux brought so much je ne sais quoi to daytime suiting at Cannes this year. The actress added a billowy white tie-neck blouse (left undone of course) to her emerald green Louis Vuitton two-piece. This polished look was balanced by a pair of chic two-tone heels. If you're going for a vibrant coloured suit, we recommend sticking to high quality fabrics and cuts, or they could tend to look a bit cheap.

Side Stripe Pants

[caption id="attachment_2905" align="aligncenter" width="980"]Image: Getty Images via Esquire Image: Getty Images via Esquire[/caption] Side-stripe pants have made their way in and out of the spotlight over the past few years, but due to an influx of athleisure-inspired attire hitting the market, it seems there’s no better time to invest in these statement trousers. Do a Cate-Blanchett-at-Cannes, and make these side stripes a thing of the wardrobe present!

The Tomboy

[caption id="attachment_2916" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Image: Vogue via Peacock Plume Image: Vogue via Peacock Plume[/caption] To keep your look from skewing too formal, pair a matching blazer and pair of trousers with a simple black or white tee or simple white shirt, and throw on some Vans or Converse sneakers. Simples!

The Short Pantsuit

[caption id="attachment_2919" align="aligncenter" width="1020"]Image: Getty Images via Glamour Image: Getty Images via Glamour[/caption] It's all about the pantsuit for work these days, but when the weather is super hot, go with a shorts version instead! The style is equal parts youthful and fresh -- and if it's good enough for Megs then it's good enough for our discerning tastes!

Nonchalant Accessorising

[caption id="attachment_2913" align="aligncenter" width="1563"]Image: Telegraph Fashion Image: Telegraph Fashion[/caption] VB strikes again! On a business trip to China earlier in May, Victoria offered another new twist on classic tailoring, and took a nonchalant take on accessorising by looping a silk scarf through one belt loop. This look can be done for any suit ensemble, although we especially love it with the grey and navy neutral tones here as it adds a flash of colour.

Preppy in Pink

[caption id="attachment_2907" align="aligncenter" width="980"]Image: Getty Images via Esquire Image: Getty Images via Esquire[/caption] Did we mention that pastels are MASSIVE? Cate Blanchett was undoubtedly one of our favorite style queens of Cannes this year. She's a true fashion chameleon, so you never really know what to expect from her -- but this time around she kept it buttoned up (literally) on multiple occaisons. The peplum jacket is the star of this blush pink Stella McCartney two-piece, so there's no need for a base underneath. Nude pumps completed the monochromatic ensemble.

So, which is your favourite suiting style -- and will you be trying the summer suit trend this year? Let us know in the comments!