Why Every Wardrobe Needs a Suit
Liz Black Guest Editor
Whether you work in a corporate office that requires you to suit up, a business-casual building with that ubiquitous casual Friday, or a super-creative environment that allows you to express your personal aesthetic, having a suit in your ensemble arsenal is a total boss move.
A suit is an absolute wardrobe essential, mainly because its versatility makes it three outfits in one. Obviously you can wear it as a classic matched set, but having both a stylish blazer and tailored pants in your wardrobe allows you to mix things up as well. Top off your favorite t-shirt and jeans with a smart suit jacket for a step up from the average casual-cool look. Pair those pants with a crop top and flat sandals for an on-trend take on a show-your-stomach style. Or go for a total power move on a night out by wearing the two-piece set with a peek of lace underneath.
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If you’re living that #CorporateLife, consider a double-breasted design. This classic cut gives you ’80s throwback vibes, but thankfully without those objectional shoulderpads. A whimsical ruffled pocket detail and tailored ankle cut gives this suit a modern touch, but timeless Glen plaid and our famous Kady pant will keep you looking smart from season to season. Pants not your preference? You can still look totally boss in a matching plaid peplum jacket and pencil skirt.
Borrowed From The Boys
Although a tux might sound more black tie than business, it’s a perfect pick for all types of dress codes. The sleek contrast lapel and satin-trimmed cigarette pants give this double-breasted design a promotion, but the power pieces are able to stand alone as well. Pair the pants with sneakers and a quirky t-shirt in a creative work space, layer the blazer over a patterned dress in a semi-casual office, or keep the two-piece together with a crisp black tie-neck top in any corporate career.
Business Is Blooming
Thankfully, suits have sartorially evolved since they first became ubiquitous office wear. This botanic brocade set adds some floral flair to the classic two-button design. Although it might be too wild for a more conservative cubicle, the gorgeous metallic blossoms will make this set a perennial favorite. We can’t deny that this set may worry wallflowers, but we promise this flower power is way more hip than hippie.
Beyond Basic Black
A no-fail option is a classic black suit. But timeless doesn’t have to equal tedious, if you search for a suit with fashion-forward details. Consider a double-breasted design with polished pearl buttons and matching wide-leg trousers with elegant pearl side trim—or change up the pants with an ankle-tied option. Want to make a power move? Accent your strong handshake with a statement blazer.
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