Women’s fashion today is all about power dressing and much to the pleasant surprise of everyone; skirt suits are finding their way back into the ‘trend’ line. Synonymous with the career-oriented women of the 80s; the skirt suit is re-discovering its life – both inside and outside the boardroom. This season, the skirt-suit with all its references to Margaret Thatcher and corporate anonymity, is back and how!
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Points for Pairing
Classic plaid or small checks are back in vogue this Fall. Go for coordinating checked or houndstooth-patterned skirt-suits for work this season. Pair it with a crisp white shirt and complete the look with pointed flats and a classic tan leather handbag for an impressive entry at the Monday morning meeting! You can also go a more stylish way with a georgette or silk blouse or a printed shirt and the take the ubiquitous skirt-suit look a notch up. You can even go for an all-neutral look and add some extra color with the handbag or pumps for a fun take on the corporate dress code.
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The next important thing to be noted is the best skirt suit silhouettes to choose for work. You can go for a double-breasted blazer with a smart side-slit pencil skirt or a tailored single-breasted jacket. Also, oversized or boxy blazers with smart, well-structured skirts make for a modern work look. You can even don a collarless tweed jacket with a ruffled pencil skirt for the next important client meeting. You can even accentuate the waist by using a belt with a peplum skirt-suit look and slay the corporate dress code in style!
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Fabrics in Fashion
This fall, choose some of the comfiest, fashionable and winter-perfect fabrics for your office outfits. You should update your skirt-suit wardrobe with fabrics such as tweed, wool, twill, woolen-blends etc. for a stylish colder season ahead. These not only give the perfect structure or edge to your skirt suits but also provide you with the necessary warmth. Pair these up with kitten heels or mules, and all eyes will be on you at work.
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Accessorizing it Right
The right accessorizes can take any outfit from drab to fab in minutes and this is no different. As you will be donning this outfit for office, make sure to keep the jewellery minimal and down to just a pair of solitary studs and a sleek, two-layer pendant. You can also wear a classy watch or finish off the suit look with a structured handbag and nude pumps. Dainty bracelets or an elegant lapel-pin can also elevate your skirt-suit look to a classier level.
These are some of the important things to keep in mind while you are prepping up for work in a stylish skirt-suit. Let’s not forget the ‘I-mean-business’ vibes that come with this ensemble, so head over to Lifestyle and pick up a fashionable skirt-suit, or even separates that can be paired as a matching suit to make a head-turning style statement at work!