A woman in a suit might conjure up feelings of a Designing Women nightmare. High shoulder pads, awkward length pencil skirts, and color tones that should have been buried with acid wash jeans.
I on the other hand have always enjoyed a suit – even as a kid I had this little brown pantsuit situation I would so casually wear (and if it still fit, would likely try to wear in lieu of drooling over the current runway uproars heard across the web).
Suits too often get boxed into two strict categories : the evening tux and the dull work set. But one of my favorite things about suits, is that they can be broken up and worn at more than two occasions. Like say, to an end of summer rosé-o’clock date where a a tailored black blazer wears perfectly with a crisp white button down and leather mini skirt.
Or perhaps taking that recently revisited Hawaiin shirt for a spin with a vest in a moody shade of crimson, fit for an afternoon stroll through the city. There is of course the exception, to wear a full suit – but updated in a denim like fabric and with a cooly casual tee. My favorite might be wearing just a tuxedo style blazer (ok you can wear a bra, or even a camisole) with a pair of jeans – its sort of the equivalent of LouLou De La Falaise of the YSL era.
And might I add that ALL of these looks are made less formal, less stuffy, less stiff with sandals? Flat, heeled, swarovski emblazoned sandals. Essential for the transitional days ahead of us and just one more way to wear a suit with a different attitude in mind.
Would it be so forward to say that suits are the future? What other notoriously made-for-each-other pieces can actually be broken up into the most elementary of staples in your wardrobe?