Now that you’re here, I’m guessing you’re probably wondering what in the world I mean by “fashion suit.” The answer, I’m pleased to say, is actually much simpler than you’d expect. A fashion suit is any form of tailoring that has classic elements but also possesses one or more of-the-moment twists. Such twists can include but are not limited to an oversize or belted jacket, trendy print, unexpected bottom, such as a skirt or shorts, and more. It goes without saying, but the prevalence of fashion suits is thanks to the omnipresent tailoring trend that has been gaining steam for several seasons now but only getting bigger.
So why am I making such a big deal out of this? Well, as someone who has only just recently dipped her toes into the world of suiting, I’m particularly excited by all the non-boring options that are available for the coming season. Where I once heard suits and thought of a sad corporate dress code, I now think of endless possibilities for cool outfit ideas for anything from a party to the office—but a fun office, of course. To see and shop all the styles on my radar right now, just keep scrolling.
Make a shorts suit work for the colder months by styling it with tights and knee-high boots.
Shop the matching Julie Pleated Gabardine Shorts ($125).
How many skirt suits is too many?
Shop the matching Houndstooth Mini Skirt ($69).
In addition to looking cool, oversize blazers are ideal for winter layering.
Shop the matching Mensy Suit Pants in Pinstripe ($60).
Monse has mastered the spliced suiting look.
Shop the matching Paneled Pinstriped Wool Straight-Leg Pants ($1090).
Unexpected and amazing.
Shop the matching Checked Stretch-Crepe Biker Shorts ($590).
Just begging to be styled with kitten-heeled pumps.
PSA: This blazer converts into a vest.
Shop the matching Leather and Satin-Trimmed Crepe Straight-Leg Pants ($1320).
Yup, shorts suits are definitely trending hard.
When it comes to the leather trend, there's no end in sight.
Shop the matching Ligrid Paneled Leather Skirt ($1550).
When it's a fashion suit, pants are optional.
You'll wear this so much all season and will want to own if forever.