The Modern Way to Wear a Pantsuit

Step aside for a moment, midi dresses and ruffles, because this season, we’re shifting our attention to the sleek lines and polished tailoring of fall’s most coveted trend: the iconic pantsuit. While the classic 9-to-5 staple may be notably associated with the stuffy climate of corporate America, the modern pantsuit has been reimagined into something new, fresh, and covetable that speaks to a women’s femininity.

Pulling off a pantsuit inside and outside the office is an easy feat with the right accessories and a certain Katherine Hepburn–esque casualness. Try a gray checked suit paired with a relaxed white tee and sneakers, or opt for a cropped pantsuit worn with bold, structural earrings and of-the-moment kitten heels.

Click through to see our must-have pantsuit picks and how to wear them this season. Office job not required.