Here’s a fashion rule of thumb you can toss: suit pieces are meant to be worn together. It’s time to breathe new life into the matchy-matchy workplace suit by taking a cue from Naomi Watts, who breaks up her suit separates in a sophisticated, laid-back way. Get creative with the non-suit suit: pair a tailored blazer with printed pants or style a basic black jacket with a punchy pencil skirt. The result? An unexpectedly chic look that maximizes your suit’s potential.
On Naomi Watts:
Helmut Lang Era Suiting Jacket ($645), Solar Drape Pants ($290), and Exclusive To Intermix Patent Trim Sleeveless Blouse ($298); Gucci New Bamboo Leather Top Handle Bag ($2030); Theory Seraphina Sandals ($225) in Camel.
Tommy Hilfiger Ria Boston Blazer ($248, 212.223.1824)
G.V.G.V. for Uniqlo Dip Ankle Length Pants ($50) in Red