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.
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If you're going to buy one pantsuit this season, make it a checked one. Heritage prints were seen all over the fall runways, and the street style set has been donning them ever since.
Opt for a slightly boxy longline blazer, and pair with a casual white graphic tee and bold red accessories to give some edge to traditional tailoring.
Nothing exudes power, confidence, and sophistication quite like a chic white pantsuit. Hillary Clinton famously adopted it as her power uniform of choice, and women around the world have eagerly followed suit.
Go for a slightly slouchy, loose-fitting silhouette to keep the look casual, and finish with structural metallic earrings.
The beauty of this season's two-piece is that it exudes a #boss aesthetic without being boring.
Choose a long, louche silhouette in a pretty peach shade. This is the perfect work-to-weekend look paired with white sneakers or silver boots.
Black suits are anything but corporate this season. A cinched waist and cropped hem give this working-girl uniform a contemporary-cool touch.
Make your pantsuit pop with embellished flats during the day and chic metallic heels at night.
The navy suit gets a sumptuous upgrade this season in luxe velvet. Take a break from your LBD and turn heads in this stunning suit instead. Wear with statement gold jewelry for your evening soirées.
The banker's-gray suit is reimagined in light, luxe fabrics and a flowy silhouette.
Take your power suit to new heights by pairing it with a bold and colorful clutch and striking silver sunglasses.