Monday, March 2, 2015

Revamping the Power Suit

When constructing outfits do not rely on the mundane  khakis, black, browns, and deep grays of the traditional power suits that women wore in the 1950's-70's. To be taken seriously in professional settings it is not necessary to mimic masculine mens fashion. Mix it up incorporate color, patterns, and different textures but best believe there is a way to over do it.


Don't get me wrong a classic black suit is something every woman should have in her wardrobe. But in this day and age of fashion and feminism. Women and their femininity can still be powerful and influential. Designers today have revamped this idea of the all black power suit and implemented more feminine lines to give those who wear the clothing a sexy feel. This Ann Taylor Suit is polished but not boring, the jacket curves in to create her a waist, paired with the white shirt with parallel lines lengthens her body, and draw attention to the symmetry. The cigarette pant shown on model is fitted which allows her to show her womanly shape tastefully.

Image Credit: Ann Taylor



Image Credit: Express

This grid columnist suit is a pattern that serves many purposes. Because the print is the statement tone it down by simple shoes, top, and accessories. Less is more. While choosing an outfit pick one aspect of the attire to be the 'show'. Such as, a scarf, shirt, statement necklace, shoes, purse, hair, or jacket like picture shown. When planning an outfit think ahead to hypothetical situations that could arise. Is it going to rain? If I get hot and take this jacket off will my outfit look together.


Wearing a full color suit is something that has to be done just right because there is a fine line between colored power suits and a clown suit. Pulling off a full color suit always tone it down with a neutral shoe and layers under the blazer. If the woman in the image wore anything other color than black or white under that the ensemble would have totally lost its sophistication. I suggest with a full color suit that you choose and ankle or 'cigarette' as I like to call it because getting your natural skin tone to offset the suit. A color trend that I have seen numerous runway shows is the red suit. Red is not just a color for the holidays season.  Be daring, because it will be remembered. 

Where Can I Find This?

Some of the retailers I found the best red suits at reasonable prices are: