One of the biggest trends we’re expecting this fall is tailoring. Yes, tweeds and checked wools are officially cool and will be everywhere in just a few months, but the fashion-girl way to wear them might surprise you. We’re talking about skirt suits. Not only is the style a way to get in on the trend, but it doubles as an office-appropriate look to boot.
Net-a-Porter’s retail fashion director, Lisa Aiken, told Who What Wear, “The way we’re wearing tailoring this season has evolved hugely, and the trend has shaken off its very polished persona. Skirt suits are also coming back among trendsetters and are the best way to wear this trend while it’s still warm.”
The best way to wear it? Breathe new life into the look by layering a cool T-shirt underneath. Then, add a pair of minimal pointed flats, loafers, or even sneakers to finish off the look.
Keep reading to shop our favorite skirt-suit styles from Helmut Lang, Monse, Mango, and more.
Plaid is sure to have a major moment this fall.
This affordable option is sure to get you compliments.
Fashion girls are starting to wear polka dots more and more this summer.
An oversize blazer makes for a more modern look.
Carry a colorful handbag with this neutral suit.
Elongate your legs with this side-slit skirt.
Layer a printed blouse underneath your suit to add detail.
Opt for this modern suit.
A tailored suit is an investment worth making.
Oscar de la Renta Crochet-Trimmed Sequin-Embellished Tweed Peplum Jacket ($2890) and Metallic Bouclé-Tweed Pencil Skirt ($387)
Opt for a colorful woven print.
Wear this with heels for the office and statement sneakers for dinner.
Save the stress of purchasing two separate pieces. This option provides the entire power suit!
Wear a black turtleneck to dress down this two-piece.
Wear embellished booties with your skirt suit.
The belted detail shows off your waist.
Don't hesitate to wear bold colors.
Opt for this classic skirt suit.