Suits That Aren’t Stuffy: How to Make It Work

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Dressing and feeling your professional best doesn’t have to mean a closet full of characterless or conservative corporate wear. Even if your office dress code falls on the more formal end of business casual, you can still find plenty of polished alternatives to the traditional two-piece suit. Take a look at these office-appropriate ensembles that are all work & so playful:

Buttoned Up

WF 182530_93225Pictured: I Glam Hardly Believe It Jacket, Put It to the Best Floral Top, Readily Retro Overalls, Stop By and Say Aloe Bag, Retro Reaction Vegan Heel in Textured Gold

Layer a military-inspired jacket over a patterned blouse, and swap the standard slacks for some on-trend overalls. You’ve still got all the elements of a suited look, but one that speaks so much more to your own personal style!

Punchy Pattern Play 

WF 182530_93089Pictured: Snappy Studies Blazer in UmbrellasPolished by Appointment Pencil Skirt, A Lovely Label T-Shirt, No Hard Felines Bag in Red, Fact or Fashion T-Strap Heel, Archi-Tech Your Future Watch

You can still rock a skirt suit look without being too matchy-matchy. Pair pattern against pattern while staying within the same color story (in this case, reds and blues). Keep the skirt and blazer the focus, and ground the look with a solid shoe and accessories.

Suitable Separates

WF 182530_93134Pictured: Fine and Sandy Blazer in Petal, Eye-Catching Mastery Pants in Black Bloom, Show Your Altruistic Colors Long Sleeve Top, Scrapbook Ending Bag in Ink, Sensational by Design Heel in Petal, Vow to Wow Necklace in Fuchsia 

Who says a suited look can only be a jacket paired with slacks or a skirt?  In this day and age, a “suit” can be anything from skinny jeans, denim skirts, or these cool culottes paired with cropped jackets, vests, or structured cardigans.  Have fun with mixing and matching separates.

Creative Colors

suitPictured: It’s Your Lovely Day Jacket, Let’s Do Lovely Button-Up Top, Delighted Insight Pants in Curry, Inspiring Excursion Oxford Flat in Blush, Leafing Town Necklace

Pair a patterned jacket with solid pants in a springtime shade for simple but refined ensemble. Whether you’ve got a job interview, a presentation, or any other reason for needing a sharp and professional outfit, the most important element is confidence. Wear what makes you feel fierce, powerful, and totally yourself.

+Start putting together your own suit style with our bottoms, blouses, blazers, and workwear!

 

About Cindy

Pun intended. Cindy loves dreaming up witty quips and groan-worthy wordplay. In fact, you could say this girl just wants to have puns. As an avid fan of the written word and a librarian at heart, she also loves used bookstores, especially ones that harbor cats. A lover of all things old, she takes every opportunity to nerd out on nostalgia.

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2 Responses to Suits That Aren’t Stuffy: How to Make It Work

  1. Bonnie schlagel 02/22/2017 at 12:13 am #

    I would just like to order the pink blouse with this ensable. Is that possible?

  2. Madi 02/24/2017 at 6:38 am #

    Love some of these outfits but the links to the clothes don’t work and searching by the names is also frustrating. It’s too hard to buy the outfit!

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