As most working women will agree, searching for fashionable suits can be tiring and time-consuming. Either too dull or too masculine, I’ve always found it frustrating to find chic suits for work. This season, you don’t need to waste time at the mall or hire a personal shopper – just use this simple guide to help you get suited up.
This season, grey is the new black. J Crew’s Sidney Jacket will make you look extra sharp in the office. Its high waist one button closure and three-quarter sleeves paves way for a modern office chick. The merino wool creates a silky finish, which feels comfortable and looks smart. Pair with matching trousers and black stilettos to hit the office runway.
Another hot trend for fall is tweed. Elie Tahari seems to already be in the know about this, as her Pearson Jacket fits the bill perfectly. This popular tweed jacket with jersey trim is very versatile, taking you from work to play by simply changing from a pencil skirt to jean leggings.
For a neutral color splash, check out The Limited’s Heathered Jacket in khaki. This is a more Muji-esque jacket to keep your inner superwoman under a shield of gentility. Color block with a sheer black undershirt and a pair of khaki pants to elongate your figure.
For a Jacqueline Kennedy style, try Ann Taylor’s online exclusive Triacetate Peplum Jacket. Classy and fitted, this timeless piece will look best with a pencil skirt and boat-neck undershirt. What’s more, its jewel neck means your neck can take a break from chunky necklaces.
For a casual Friday, try Brooks Brother’s Classic Single-Breasted Blazer. Its classic gold button adorns the nicely fitted pure Italian wool body. The long sleeves can be rolled upped so you can hit the weekends at the Hamptons right after work. Pair with a plain colored button-down and white chinos to transit directly from work to weekend.
If you’re willing to dish out an extra buck, Nordstrom’s collection of women’s suits is your calling. In particular, the Jolia Jacket by Hugo Boss epitomizes the new black – grey. Though made from menswear fabric, its peplum silhouette makes it ultra feminine. The side-notched waistband detailing in darker grey will also make your waist look extra slim.
My personal favorite suit company is The Suit Company from Japan. I happened upon it on a trip to Tokyo, and got this Universal Language grey silk suit jacket, which is perfect for the upcoming grey fashion season. Its suits fits Asian body types well – ultra slimming, feminine and easy to wear.
With this easy style guide, you have no reason to not look stylish for work. What are you waiting for? Get suited!