No, this isn’t about the TV show, Suits. This is my take on wearing suits and how you can be fun with it. I am very excited though for Suits coming back- Season 4 of Suits is on next Wednesday (Thursday, for us in the UK).
When working in a conservative environment, traditional attires such as formal black pencil skirt suits are worn. Whenever I go to corporate events, I stick to black, greys, navies and neutral colours. But outside of that world, I always try to keep my outfits bright and colourful.
Suits do not have to be boring. Many do have the preconception that suits are drab and dull, they can be but only if you make it like that.
Do not get me wrong, it is also nice to have a simple traditional black suit worn with a white shirt and pointy court stilettos. If you are looking to jazz or spruce your suit up a bit, I have suggested some ways of doing so:
-wear patterns e.g florals, stripes, polka dots, houndstooth, leopard print
-wear different textures e.g sequins, jacquard, silk, lace
-wear layers e.g crop tops, bralets, corsets over shirts, polo neck jumpers, skirts over trousers
-statement accessories e.g belts, hats, jewellery, scarves
-statement heels and bags e.g mini bags, embellished clutches, oversized bags, bright heels
Here is a suit outfit I wore a while back. Yes, it is Grey-not one of the most exciting colours. However, it is not your stereotypical suit. The suit jacket is longline and has padded shoulders giving a classic 80s feel- think Joan Collins and Dynasty.
This suit seen below, I wore it some time back. I absolutely love the lime colour of the suit. I’m sorry guys, I couldn’t take pictures outside, it was raining that day. British weather eyy.
The lime suit has interesting details, one is the zips on the back of the trousers (see picture below). It makes the suit (normally a conservative outfit and for the workplace), modern and contemporary.
What I was wearing-Grey suit
Grey Suit Jacket and matching dress- Vintage
Gold necklace- Wallis
Sandals-Marks & Spencer
Bag- Marks & Spencer
What I was wearing-Lime Suit
Lime Longline Blazer Jacket Suit & Trousers- ASOS
Black & White Crop Top- Marks & Spencer
Sandals- Marks & Spencer
Bag- Marks & Spencer
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