How To Style A Power Suit In Summer
There’s a new boss in town, and it’s the pantsuit. I’ve always enjoyed fine tailoring, but with so many of us working from home lately, the power suit as been on the backburner. This season, we’re serving up some major girl boss/ empowering working girl vibes, with the casual and chic power suit. Its doesn’t have to be stuffy or uptight, instead opt for linen or a cotton fabric for that effortlessly cool effect. Whether you want an ultra-feminine pink pantsuit, a little retro with an 80’s inspired checkered blazer, or keeping things cool with a mini skirt set, there’s a power suit out there for ya to try and love. Today, we’re chatting about a few of my faves to give you the confidence you love when getting dressed in the morning.
Of course, one of the most iconic power suits would have to be the Prince of Wales check suit. It’s woven twill design is made from both small and large checks. Its usually done in black, grey and white, but lately we’ve seen designers introducing a small pop of colour into the design. The two dominated colours alternate with the lighter shades to create a crossing pattern of irregular checks that are quite polished and sophisticated. If you’re looking for a more edgy and modern twist, look for one that offers a bold pop of red or some vibrant colour to help add visual interest. You can also keep it fresh and current by taking a slightly oversize blazer and tossing on a killer pair of heels. I love the juxtaposition of the masculine blazer with the feminine detail in the shoes.
Since we’re just about to jump into summer, the sleeveless suit is perfect for hot and humid days. Although you may be inclined to style it with a crisp blouse, it really shines when the shirt underneath is also sleeveless. You want to keep your arms completely free of any fabric, to really create that streamline, sex appeal. Try looking for a shirt with some unique detail or in a fun pop of colour. This may be a ruffle neckline or even a silky bowtie, both of which will help create visual interest. This is an extremely feminine and dainty look that can work for all occasions.
I’m no stranger to colour, and nothing scream summer quite like a coloured power suit. This is where you can have fun with colour and add an element of surprise to your look. This is more of a curveball and something you wouldn’t expect when thinking a power suit. It’s bold, bright and exciting. This statement suit can be either dressed up for office or a night on the town but can also be easily dressed down for weekend brunch with the gals. This suit shows off your true personality and shows the world you’re a risk taker. You’re not afraid to have fun with colour, or fashion, and that you don’t stick to the rules. Of course, you can style it with heels, but for a low-profile try white sneakers. This instantly adds a touch of coolness and dresses down an otherwise stuffy outfit.
If you like the idea of a power suit and want to try this look without jumping on the matchy-matchy train just yet, try investing in a statement blazer. Try it with your fave pair of jeans, or even a trendy pair of leather trousers before competing to a two-piece set. From a basic white tee, and boyfriend jeans, to a silky blouse with cigarette pants, tossing on a form-fitting, or even oversized blazer is a sure way to make a bold statement while still sticking to your comfort zone.
What I Wore- Pink Suit- Simons, Sunglasses- c/o Too Faced, Barrettes, Tee- c/o Zink Made, Bracelets- Pandora, Rings- c/o Pandora, Watch- Cluse, Purse- Cult Gaia, Sandals- Steve Madden