How to Wear the Modern Suit – No Matter Your Age
Forget the stereotype that suits are only meant for stuffy, conservative offices. From versions with shorts to opulent patterns, the modern suit has certainly broken out of the boardroom. With so many more options, it can be daunting to figure out which one works for you. Check out my guide below on the best way to style the new suit based on your age.
If you’re like me and you’ve been hesitant to embrace past season’s suit styles in fear that you would end up looking like you’re wearing your mother’s suit, you needn’t worry anymore. The revamped styles have as much cool factor as your fave crop top. The short suit is a fun, age-appropriate option. For the most versatility, choose a darker hue like a black, navy or gray. You’ll be able to dress it up or down. Keep the look young but polished with a whimsical printed blouse and a pair of wedges. Pair with tights and a bag in a bold hue for day. Come evening, remove the tights and add statement earrings.
TOPSHOP Ribbed Peplum Jacket | TOPSHOP Boutique Silk Pull on Shorts | Wyatt Green Floral Keyhole Blouse | Aldo Mangine Wedges | Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Clutch | American Apparel Opaque Pantyhose| Forever 21 Opulent Tear Drop Earrings
Ditch the basic black suit and be like Bianca Jagger with an all white style. Ignore the tired rule about not wearing white past Labor Day and select a lightweight wool or medium weight fabric that will serve you for all seasons. Treat your all-white suit like a blank canvas and wear with a detailed blouse, statement shoes and a textured bag. For evening layer multiple bracelets or try an eye-catching bib necklace.
TOPSHOP Ponte Boyfriend Blazer | American Apparel Oxford Ivory Pants | Forever 21 Sheer Scarf Print Shirt | Nine West Dark Orange GetSome Heels | Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Bankers Oversized Clutch | Wendy Mink Hammered Oval Necklace
To invigorate your suit collection, add one of this fall’s must-have patterned suits. Consider the type of office you work in and how much of a statement you want to make when choosing your pattern. Houndstooth, checks amd stripes are eternal classics but don’t be afraid to try a colorful geometric or floral. Keep the silhouette simple since the print is the focal point. Similarly, pair your suit with understated pieces to let the design shine. A timeless button up, oversized clutch, loafers or brogues and a chunky watch are all you need. For night, trade the flats for pointy toe pumps and add a cocktail ring or two.
ASOS Premium Geo Print Blazer | ASOS Premium Geo Print Pants | Tucker Black Collar Tunic Blouse | Clare Vivier White Oversized Clutch |Naturalizer Intense Black Loafers | Nixon Monopoly Watch| Anne Klein Haleigh Black Suede Pumps | Kenneth Jay Lane Green and Sapphire Cocktail Ring