Saturday, 4 December 2010

Suit Up

It's hardly a new trend, designers have been toting it for decades and it's now a staple of the workforce.  There is something I love about seeing a women in a suit, it's subversive, sexy and somehow demure.  Thankfully the suit has been a hit all over the red carpet this week, with Leighton Meester, Jessica Alba and Olivia Wilde all attempting the look.  It can be a bit hit and miss - I think Leighton would have done better without the tie and a skinner leg, Olivia could have done with a cropped leg and a better hairstyle and I reckon the only instance where the suit has been done perfectly recently was Rachel Bilson in Philip Lim, although that was quite a while ago - but it can be done in a multitude of different ways.  With pussybow blouses, leather shorts or mix-matched peices there is no reason why the suit has to stay in the office.  I have quite a few blouses and wear them tucked into skinny jeans or high waisted skirts on my "casual" days and blazers are the perfect way to cover up a pretty dress.  Of course it's ideal in the office with straight leg trousers or a fitted pencil skirt and mid-length heel.

Do any of you wear suits to work, or plan on incorporating it into your every day look?

From top: Blouse - River Island, trousers - Elizabeth and James, shirt - Asos, shorts - Bottega Veneta, mid-heels - Giambattista Valli, blazer - Giambattista Valli, brogues - miu miu, blouse - miu miu, shorts - Asos, black shoes - Dior, trousers - Stella McCartney, blouse - Stella McCartney, heels - Brian Atwood.

In other news, the lovely Laura from theblogofobsessivecoolness has kindly bestowed me a stylish blogger award.  She has a wonderful blog which is great to read, which you don't find often.  I seriously recommend you check her out!


  1. Oh my goodness! I just love love love the Asos Cut Out Back Blouse! And it's such a vibrant blue too!

  2. wow! i dont think ive ever worn a suit in my life! thats weird, i own a few blazers, but no suit.. :P


  3. Nope! But I don't think I could pull of wearing a suit.

    Love & Labels

  4. love your blog!!