HOW TO WEAR A SUIT TO WORK

There is always room for a work wardrobe revamp and there is no time to inject some new office styles into your working week. Try pairing a sleek pencil skirt with a pretty cami for a smart look, a pussy bow blouse or flowy bow with plain suit, classic women blazers jackets with women sheath dresses, a line skirts suits or women pencil skirts suits.  Styling a women’s suit creates a well groomed appearance and allows to be confident in formal settings. Styling women’s suit to work so that it flatters the woman and is appropriate for the occasion, involves considering every detail. We’ve also got stylish bags, shoes and jewelry, so you can complete your new outfits all in one place. Wearing a suit does not have to be boring or aging. You can pep up your suit and make it hip and stylish. Below are some tips and editor’s picks to help you achieve the look.

 

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The Shirt

Pep things up by going for something more stylish than the traditional button down. A pussybow neckline can add drama to an otherwise plain suit. The flowy bow will add a flare to the entire look. Another shirt option would be a turtle neck or half turtle neck with a fitted cut. The plain palette of a solid colored fitted top will allow you to play with accessories.

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1. Majorica 8MM White Round Pearl & Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, was $115.00, NOW $69.00

2. Agnona Stretch-Wool Pants, $790.00

3. Furla Saffiano Leather Top-Handle Bag, was $448.00, NOW $199.99

4. Agnona Silk Morocain Jabot Blouse, $1490.00

5. Manolo Blahnik BB Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $595.00

6. Agnona Short Double-Breasted Stretch-Wool Blazer, $1800,00

 

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1. Armani Collezioni Textured Stretch Wool Jacket, $1425.00

2. Armani Collezioni Textured Stretch Wool Pants, $645.00

3. FRAME Le Silk Bow-Tie Shirt, $268.00

4. Natasha Simulated Pearl Double Drop Earrings/Goldtone, was $36.00, NOW $9.99

5. Furla Josie Medium Saffiano Leather Tote, was $378.00, NOW $179.99

6. Manolo Blahnik BB Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $595.00

 

Cut of the pant

To keep your suit hip, give some attention to the cut of the pant. If you choose to go with wide leg pants or a more slim fit, exaggerating certain aspects of either will define the look. If slim is the way you decide to go, look for a pant with a pronounced crease.

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1. Theory Adamaris Pleated Trousers, $315.00

2. Theory Seoji Turtleneck Top, $95.00

3. Theory Dief Wool Blazer, $415.00

4. Furla Pebbled Leather Dome Bag, was $895.00, NOW $599.99

5. ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry Sunset Blvd Teardrop Earrings, $55.00

6. Ivanka Trump Suede Pumps, was $130.00, NOW $69.99

 

Wide leg pants can make a bold statement as well by creating a more billowy silhouette. To perfect the wide leg look, make sure the pants are long enough to float just about the floor.

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1. Akris Farrah Pants, $995.00

2. Tod’s Gomma Suede Tassel Pumps, was $605.00, NOW $314.99

3. Michael Kors Heritage Maritime Tortoise-Print Link Long Pendant Necklace, Was $145.00, NOW $101.50

4. Akris Belmont Jacket, $3590.00

5. Furla Patty Leather Top Handle Satchel, was $498.00, NOW $163.99-$219.99

 

Jacket over Dress

A classic blazer layered over a fitted knee length sheath dress is ideal for a formal, reasonably conservative, professional work setting. But if you’re looking for a more playful outfit, try combining a shorter dress with a boyfriend blazer or hip length tuxedo jacket. Layering longer jackets over dresses works best with form fitting or sack dresses. The proportions don’t work as well over A-line or fit-and-flare frocks unless you belt the layers at the waist. Scrunch up the sleeves for textural outfit interest.

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1. Manolo Blahnik BB Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $595.00

2. Chloé Baylee Colorblock Leather Satchel, was $2,050.00, NOW $949.99

3. Max Mara Nebula Bicolor Jacquard Sheath, $795.00

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Revolving Daisy Bangle Bracelet, Was $125.00, NOW $87.50

5. Max Mara Marcia Floral Jacquard Jacket, $995.00

 

A Skirt Suit

When styling a skirt suit, you should consider the length of the skirt, as it has a dramatic effect on the finished look. For a work environment, short skirts are acceptable if they end no higher than just above the knee. They can be worn with tights or stockings. Opaque tights in neutral tones, such as black, can be worn during the winter. A-line or pencil skirts that fall to the mid calf create a smart appearance and work well with all body shapes. Full length skirts that reach the ankle are an excellent choice for taller women and for women who wish to draw the eye downward to minimise the breadth of the shoulders or chest.

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1. Valentino By Mario Valentino Omia Leather & Suede Satchel, was $1,195.00, NOW $459.99

2. Escada Glen Plaid Blazer, $1695.00

3. Escada Plaid Contrast Pencil Skirt, $795.00

4. Escada Seamed Sweater Top, $595.00

5. Manolo Blahnik BB Patent Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $595.00

 

Shoes

Flats have their place, but heels are a must with a suit. The height of the heel will depend on your preference. For wide leg pants, go for an almond toed or a pointed toed pump. Both are stylish and young and both look amazing peeping from under the edge of floor length flared pants. Platforms are making an appearance this fall and they could also work with the wide leg, billowy look.

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1. Max Mara Marina Flare-Leg Pants, $550.00

2. Michael Kors Parisian Jewels Pavé Crisscross Ring, $125.00

3. Tory Burch Greenwich Suede Pumps, $275.00

4. Max Mara Miglio Two-Button Jacket, $995.00

5. ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Barrel Satchel, was $595.00, NOW $249.99

6. Max Mara Angora Printed Silk Blouse, $545.00

 

For slimmer pants, go with a pump that is narrow in appearance. Pointed toes look best while almond toed pumps tend to widen the look too much and take away the balance of the ensemble.

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1. Elie Tahari Stretch Wool Darcy Jacket, $398.00

2. Furla Josi Medium Saffiano Leather Tote, was $378.00, NOW $179.99

3. Stuart Weitzman Suchastud Leather Mary Jane Pumps, $455.00

4. Elie Tahari Jillian Slim Pants, $198.00

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Small Rubber Turnlock Bracelet, $88.00

 

Blazer

Blazers come in many shapes, styles, cuts and lengths. You can play with all these variables to create a look that suits you. For an updated and hip look, stay away from too many buttons. A blazer with one or two buttons works across the board and looks current. For a bit of drama, try a blazer that is mid-thigh to knee length. Make sure the shirt you pair with the look makes a statement on its own, as you will likely remove such a dramatic jacket, once you are inside.

 

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1. Rebecca Taylor Pinwheel Posey Silk Shirt, $275.00

2. Stuart Weitzman Strongswoon Suede Platform Pumps, $425.00

3. Louise et Cie Leather Square Cuff Bracelet, was $78.00, NOW $46.80

4. Rebecca Taylor Refined Suiting Blazer, $425.00

5. Furla Saffiano Leather Top-Handle Bag, was $448.00, NOW $199.99

6. Rebecca Taylor Refined Suiting Slim Bootcut Pants, $325.00

 

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1. Michael Kors Tortoise-Print Plaque Toggle Chain Necklace, Was $195.00, NOW $136.50

2. Furla Josie Medium Saffiano Leather Tote, was $378.00, NOW $179.99

3. Max Mara Brushstroke-Print Silk Blouse, $545.00

4. Max Mara Reseda Wool One-Button Jacket, $1050.00

5. Max Mara Alessia Flare-Leg Pants, $550.00

6. Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Point-Toe Pumps, $595.00

Jewelry

Accessories are one of the best ways to play with current trends while remaining age appropriate. Updated jewelry can transform a look into something young and hip. The plain canvas created with a half turtle neck or turtleneck is the perfect place to overlay a bold statement necklace. If the pussybow top appeals to you, accessories like ornate, but small, chandelier earrings will work for you.

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1. Akris Punto Button-Print Silk Keyhole Blouse, $795.00

2. Versace Collection Calf Hair & Leather Satchel, was $1,595.00, NOW $560.99

3. ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry Sunset Blvd Teardrop Earrings, $55.00

4. Akris Punto Pinstripe Jersey Blazer, $1190.00

5. Akris Punto Clare Pinstripe Jersey Pants, $495.00

6. Jimmy Choo Monday Suede Ankle Boots, $850

 

 

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1. Max Mara Marus One-Button Jacket, $945.00

2. Michael Kors Brilliance Statement Pavé Crisscross Ring/Silvertone, $125.00

3. Max Mara Alcamo Single Breasted Virgin Wool & Alpaca Coat, $2250.00

4. Furla Saffiano Leather Top-Handle Bag, was $448.00, NOW $199.99

5. Max Mara Hardy Zip Front Pants, $495.00

6. Manolo Blahnik BB Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $595.00

 

Suits are a great way to look professional at work. And with these tips they will make you look hip too!

 

Do you know any other ways to make your suit modern and stylish?

 

 

One Comment

  1. I really miss being able to (some might say having to ) wear a suit to work every day. I really miss the fashion of it all. You have some really nice looking suits and accessories here, I wish I had a use for them now.

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