Calling a suit a "trend" does seem a bit odd considering most people think of their suits as timeless wardrobe staples, but it wasn't until a few years ago that suiting finally felt trendy again versus, well, a little tired. Thanks to brands like Tibi, Proenza Schouler, and Bottega Veneta, sharp tailoring and investment-worthy blazers, trousers, and the like are all fashion girls can think about, but this fall 2020 season, things took a turn. When a timeless trend like suiting comes back around, it is common for designers to try to reinvent the wheel in an effort to make things feel fresh again. Now that we've had quite a few seasons of that, they did the opposite.
Instead of highlighting deconstructed blazers, the return of Bermuda shorts, and oversized '80s shoulders, designers kept things simple and highlighted the true integrity of the suit. Show after show, we noted gimmick-free matching suits that looked timeless, effortless, and perfect for women of any age. Which brings me to my next point.
So far, fashion girls from the ages of 20 to 50 years old and then some have been wearing basic fall suits on repeat. And as far as styling goes, the sky is the limit. Be it the addition of a belted on the blazer or a pair of classic sneakers to keep things fresh, cool girls of all ages have proven basic suits are the fall trend to invest in now and forever.
Go on to see how fashion girls have been styling basic suits this fall and shop 16 of the best versions currently on the market.
Style Tip: The addition of a sleek and slim belt around your blazer will add both shape and proportion to a more oversize suit.
Style Tip: Contrast your classic suit with an edgier chunky chain necklace and a modern handbag.
Style Tip: This suit is proof that the baggier the suit, the better. While a simple ankle boot would have paired perfectly with this particular look, these platform flip-flops are adding just the right amount of fashion-girl edge.
Style Tip: With the right accessories, even a basic suit and T-shirt can look fire as hell.
Shop the matching Wide Flared Trousers ($219).
Style Tip: The next time you do an at-home photo shoot, test out the no-bra look underneath your most basic suit.
Style Tip: Who said suits can't be worn in the comfort of your own home? If we're being honest, the last few months have proved there are no rules anymore.
Style Tip: Funky sneakers and a cool hair accessory? Yes, that is the easiest way to add some life back into even your most classic suit.
Shop the matching High Waist Gingham Wide Leg Suiting Pants ($990).