Can we talk about pantsuits for work? Love this trend but not sure how to pull i
We love an updated riff on the power suit! In terms of the silhouette, we like contrasting a looser, relaxed, boyfriend-style pant-roll the hem for extra points-with a shrunken, sharp, tailored jacket. That said, there are lots of variations on this look, so let's discuss three excellent options. Must-Try #1: Tux-Inspired Suit Whether it's neutral or in a popping print, a tux-inspired jacket with a contrasting collar is a chic choice. Instead of going for basic black trousers, try a pair of two-tone pants to make your outfit a little more modern. You don't have to go crazy; black and gray trousers would work, as would navy and black. Either way, style your pseudo-tux with a crisp blouse (something menswear-inspired works, so does a playful pattern) and either color-block or cap-toe heels. Must-Try #2: Basics With A Twist If you love clean lines, classic pieces, or have a more traditional aesthetic, the minimalist suit is for you. The outfit should be pretty effortless: wear a simple blazer and slim, tailored pants with an easy t-shirt and a statement necklace. The t-shirt gives the look a hint of casual coolness, while the necklace keeps the suit from coming off as too stiff or formal. Accessorize with a top-handle bag and some killer multicolor pointy heels, and you will look perfectly polished-promise! Must-Try #3: Rock Goth Our final suggestion is to imagine what The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander would go for if she wore suits and loved fashion. Our hunch is it would have an Ann Demeulemeester toughness to it, which means a crisp black blazer or a very tailored jacket jacket paired with biker pants and razor-sharp stilettos. Add a little rock 'n' roll with a bat t-shirt or paneled lace top and a heavy metal bracelet, then finish the whole thing off with an elegant clutch. Whatever look you pick, we hope you find something that "suits" you! For even more styling tips, check out the Who What Wear Pinterest board that we've guest edited with all of our favorite things!