Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Modern Suit

blazer-Forever 21(similar here), top-Sanctuary Clothing via Le Tote(similar here), trousers-J.Crew(similar here), necklace-Noir Luxe via Le Tote, rings-Jewel Mint, heels-Saks off Fifth(similar here), sunnies-ViVI

Technically, this isn't a suit as the blazer and trousers are from two different stores, but it acts like a modern alternative to the standard neutral, flared-leg, one-button blazer situation that many professional women default to:

There's nothing wrong with this, it gets the job done, but it's kind of boring, right? Sure, on the model it comes off as crisp and bold, which is accomplished through photoshop and pinning any extra fabric, but IRL on a real woman this has the tendency to come off as ho-hum. And, while flared jeans are having a resurgence this season flared/boot-cut suit trousers read as early 00's. Not that I want to shame suit-wearing ladies, but I think it might be time to explore other silhouettes like the cropped version I'm sporting above. 

Also, I admit these t-strap pumps are a bit too matchy-matchy with the blouse, both being purple/lavender abutting black, but the shape of the shoe complimented the outfit to such a T (hehehe get it, T and t-strap) that I couldn't resist. What are some alternative suits that have worked for you in your office life? Let me know in the comments below.  

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