Monday, October 11, 2010

Suit It Up

I had a dear friend ask me how to update the traditional suit. Tired of blazers, wide-leg trousers and heels... she was looking for a twist on the modern day suit. I did a little research and found that there are small things you can do to tweak the suit to give it a hip feel and still look professional. The first picture shows a blazer worn open with a more casual unbuttoned blouse. A styling tip as simple as rolling up the sleeves and leaving a blouse a bit open gives more of a relaxed feel instead of feeling stuffy. The wide leg trouser pant has been replaced with a slimmer straight leg. This look creates clean lines. Notice the skinny belt and how they tied it under instead of using the belt loops, another great styling trick. Lastly when you are sick of pants, dress it up with a tailored dress. Remember to belt it and don't forget to bring the great accessories. Don't be afraid to pop some colors into your grey suit, add some fun yellow earrings. Spice up your button down blouse with layers of chains to give the office look a bit of an edge. Lastly this season's biggest look for fall is the tie up bootie. This darling shoe is comfortable and can be worn with skinny jeans and a tunic for casual Fridays! Hope this helps for all the ladies workin the 9-5 that need a refresh from the drab suit!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're back to blogging! Especially as I need fashion advice - I am THISclose to getting these boots: in cognac. But not sure they would go with everything. What do you think? Outfit ideas or alternative boot suggestions?



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