Suits are so in they are out this season. Out on the streets, of course. In short, a feminine suit is a new little black dress. Either with pants or with a skirt, colourful, with a pattern or black. There is no other more powerful and chic outfit to wear to work or to everywhere else.
I already wrote about how fashionable a suit is this season. Either a classic pantsuit or a skirt suit, it doesn’t even matter, as long it’s a suit. As said in my previous post about the Relaxed Suit over here, there are five different types of suits you should wear now. And today I’m showing you how to wear my favourite one. Wait, I said this for the relaxed suit with striped pants already. Well, they all are my favourite ones. But this one is certainly my favourite one to wear on a busy day. After all this feminine suit is the one you can wear from morning to the evening. Out of the office, to be clear.
Read more about the 5 different types of suits you should wear this summer in the fashion memo SUIT UP here.
Ps. In case you are having a hard time being on board with all the fashion trends of the season, check this blog post over here and download or pin the list of the trends.
Before I head on to the black feminine suit, I’m wearing this time, let me refresh you the rules of modern suit dressing.
- THE NEW SUIT
As said, there are four different types of suits we are wearing this season. The deconstructed suit, the relaxed suit (you saw me wearing it over here), the belted suit and the feminine suit that I’m wearing today.
- MIX AND MATCH
The modern suit doesn’t need to be matchy-matchy. You can have fun mixing and matching different blazers, skirts or pants. Correcting. You must mix and match.
- IN AND OUT OF THE OFFICE
The suit is not just a business, work outfit, this season. We can wear a suit anytime and everywhere. As a matter of fact, we prefer a suit even over the little black dress.
FEMININE SUIT – THE MINI VERSION
The feminine suit is no longer the suit you used to know. Surely, we are still talking about the blazer and skirt. However, this suit is refreshed and completely different now. And is threads away from being the boring grey office staple you used to know. The modern feminine suit is all about the details. The tightly nipped waist, bows, ruffles, even provocative splits. And different lengths. Around the knees, midi and even mini. Yes, mini. I will explain this later. First, let’s focus on the blazer.
There is only one type of blazer that fits the definition of the feminine suit this season. The pinched blazer. A blazer with the tightly nipped waist. Be sure to find my favourite pinched blazers in the gallery below.
I decided to take a close look at the shorter version of the romantic, feminine skirt suit this time. The one you can wear anytime and everywhere but to the office. You didn’t think you could go to work in a mini skirt like this, did you? Ps. Don’t look like that, there is a way to wear a mini skirt to the office. However slightly different mini skirt than this one that I’m wearing today. Remember, I wrote about how to wear a mini skirt to work over here.
HOW TO WEAR THE SKIRT SUIT OFF-DUTY
Anyway, back to the mini version of the feminine suit. While being so short and ruffled, this feminine skirt suit is not exactly the one to wear at the office. But it makes a splendid on-the-go outfit you can wear from morning brunch with your girlfriends to the cocktail party in the evening. And no, you don’t even need to put on heels. As a matter of fact mules, especially studded, are way much better option to wear with this skirt suit. High heels are essential only for the office appropriate feminine skirt suit. Read the feminine suit with the office-skirt.
As said, mules are a much better option to wear with a mini skirt. Especially, when we talk about the ruffled skirt like the one, I’m wearing this time. The main reason to ditch the heels when wearing a romantic short version of the feminine suit is to modernise the outfit and transform it from the preppy to the trendy. You don’t want to look like a school girl, do you? Ps. Be sure to check the galleries to find my favourite mules to wear with your short skirt suit from the morning stroll through the city, to a quick stop at the office and finally to the cocktail party in the evening.
ON-DUTY IN THE RUFFLED SKIRT
While I’m wearing a shorter version of the skirt suit this time. Only a few words on the on-duty skirt suit. The office appropriate skirt suit is obviously longer than the one I’m wearing. This doesn’t make the skirt dress less exciting or less fashionable. All you need to do is to go for a pleated skirt and put on statement heels.
UNDER THE SUIT
Almost forgot to mention what to wear under the blazer. There are only two options, depending if you are on of off-duty. When you are on-duty, and at work, you can go for anything, well as long as you keep on the blazer all the time. Still, a silk blouse is always the best option. When you are off-duty, you will be most fashionable when you keep only the bra. Remember, same as the suit; lingerie is so in that is out. Ps. be sure to check my Instagram to see how to pull off the bra-blazer combination.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
I’m wearing a black pinched blazer (similar here), black ruffled mini skirt (similar here) I wore before with the boyfriend blazer over here and when in Paris over here. I’m carrying red studded Michael Kors bag (similar here). You saw me carrying this bag before together with these stunning mules (get the same shoes here) that I’m also wearing today, over here.
BACK TO THE OFFICE – MORE BUSINESS STYLE INSPIRATION
Be sure to check my the business outfits over here and this blog post here to find out how to wear the modern suit when back on-duty. Also, follow me on Instagram to see how to wear other types of the modern suit, especially the pink suit, and furthermore to see how to rock the on-duty feminine skirt suit. By the way. After all this time being together, have you figured out why I named my blog Brunette from Wall Street?