Suiting: A timeless trend

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CHECKING IN

Hello queens and happy Tuesday. I want to start by doing a little mental check-up on everyone. How are you guys? How are you guys feeling now that we are 7 some weeks in quarantine and the shelter in place order was placed? Are you guys staying active and sane? Do you remembering to also take it easy and take this time to do absolutely nothing? OK, I’ll start. My family and I are doing ok. These are still very scary and uncertain times we are living in, but I remain hopeful and I’m holding onto my faith that everything will be ok. I’m practicing what I preach and I’m following my own tips (listed in a previous blog post) but it’s hard not to get sucked into the media. I know that better than anyone because I become obsessed and a person who needs to consume all the information, data and numbers on what’s going on. It’s incredibly sad to see the reality of this deadly disease and to see how many beautiful souls it has claimed. Which is why, more than ever we need to continue to do our part and shelter in place. We now know social distancing works and we are on the right path to possibly having a summer. Stay strong, safe and healthy. We’re in this together. Xx

Anyone who knows me or who has been following me for awhile, knows I go hard for a good suit. A familiar and often repeated trend, though each season brings new iterations and silhouettes, suiting will never go out of style. It’s probably one of my favorite things in fashion and an easy go to when you want to pull off an effortlessly chic look. And—whether cropped, oversized, or sleeveless—a suit has all the charisma of a dress, coupled with the ability to mix with ruffled blouses or denim with ease. Not to mention, you get multiple outfits for the price of one. Have we made our case yet?

In this uncertain time, our lives have been altered by the COVID-19 virus and it is affecting how we conduct business. Zoom meetings, FaceTime, Skype and other online video conferencing platforms are reaching a peak of popularity. Although we are having less physical contact in a corporate space, we will be having plenty of face to face contact virtually with our bosses, colleagues, vendors and clients.

Although the work environment has changed temporarily (we hope), we still need to put our best foot forward and that means dressing for the job we have or want to have. With spring already here, now is the time to invest in a versatile two-piece suit — one that can be worn as a whole look or worn as separate pieces.

There are many appealing, stylish options out there when it comes to suits: why not consider a suit in a pastel hue? Or how about an oversized blazer pair with wide-leg suit pants like my outfit here? Doubles as a fashion-forward look paired with high waisted jeans on weekends. Or maybe try something unexpected like a floral pattern. Whatever your preference, there is plenty of classic and non-traditional suits to invest in this season.

Over the past few seasons, designers have offered up more and more reasons to ditch the antiquated notion that the best suits for women are only appropriate in corporate work environments. Sure, you can still pick up a traditional 9-to-5 jacket-and-trousers combination, but now you can also find options in springtime pastels, playful patterns, and—for the warmest days—shorts and skirt sets.

I will be sure to link some of my favorite suits below that are perfect for the office, Zoom Meetings, virtual interviews for this spring season or even in the outside world if that ever becomes a thing again lol. My go-to shops for affordable and stylish suiting are Topshop, Zara, & Other Stories, Mango, ASOS and Boohoo.

I’M WEARING: Topshop Suit & Marc Fisher Sneakers – ALL LINKED BELOW

Three Springtime Suits That Are Trending Via Vogue:

Long and Lean

Replace boxy suit jackets with a sleek thigh-length blazer that can be worn now and this spring. Add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe with styles from Theory and Smythe, go minimalist in neutrals from Stella McCartney, or add a bit of extra ’70s flair with narrow notched lapels, long sleeves, and slits at the cuff from H&M.

Flare Up

A slimming skinny trouser is a flattering silhouette when it comes to balancing out long and lean blazers and those boxier oversized styles too. These flared ends work with both your winter boots now and your spring sandals, mules, and pumps later.

The Third Musketeer

Three-piece suits as well as waistcoats worn solo were seen throughout the spring 2020 collections at Rag & Bone, Celine, and Etro. Wear one under a blazer or over knits for the rest of winter, until you can wear it all by itself come summer.

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