Suitopia | Top 7 Trends in Women's Suits
Suits are definitely one of my favorite wardrobe staples, especially as a working girl trying to look professional in the world of marketing! Although I'm in my late 20's, I look much younger and I feel wearing suits is the perfect way to add some level of professionalism while not sacrificing my absolute loyalty to fashion with the new amazing new trends seen in women's suits.
If you're looking for inspiration for what to wear at work, then you're at the right place! This year, the runways were filled with this borrowed-from-the-boy's ensemble, in different shades and shapes.
Below are the top 7 trends in suits straight from the fall/winter 2017 ready-to-wear runways:
Attention to DetailsSuits don't have to look boring! By incorporating some accessories, details, or going with patterns, they can look more feminine and fun. I absolutely love the fur cuffs from Aalto and the bow tie and pearl details from MSGM which adds some feminity to the ensembles. As seen on the Fendi runway, the suits with the masculine fabrics are matched with red hot boots and in the case of Cushnie et Ochs, they are worn without any shirt to make the outfit more provocative.
Bright Hot Red
Also, spotted on numerous runways was a wide array of hot reds. Jill Sander channeled a tomboyish charm with a red hot suit with the right amount of slouchiness while Derek Lam went head to toe red with floral patterns. But, the double breasted masculine suit in scorching red from MSGM was definitely the one which stolen my heart!
The office is the best place where you can rock mannish clothes and pair them with some feminine pieces to create a more balanced look. You have to just choose the favorite pantsuit what will define your silhouette, so you don't look baggy. Here are my favorites from Fall/Winter 2017 runways: from the right: Max Mara, The Row, Bottega Veneta, and Celine.
As seen on Delpozo and Jill Sander Fall/Winter collection, the round shoulders are also making a comeback. I love this trend since you can take a break from sharp shoulders and go for a more Avant guard look.
Suit + Skirt
An advantage of being a woman is the endless variations you can incorporate into your daily looks by mix and matching them with different pieces. For instance, Brunello Cucinelli paired a masculine suit with a tulle skirt, T-shirt and a baseball hat which in theory is a recipe for disaster but in reality, it looks perfect! So don't be scared to take some risks when it comes to fashion and have fun pairing different pieces together.
Wearing a floral suit, like Gucci, or adding a fun floral accessory like a scarf or coat like MSGM, would create a playful ensemble perfect for Spring. Also, experiment with different hues when picking up a suit to stand out amongst the 50-shades of gray vibe of the office!
It seems like the skinny pants were destined to death or at least that's the impression you get by all the slouchy wide pants frequenting the fall-winter runways! My favorite is the high-waisted flare pants paired with heels and belted blazers to make your figure thinner and more elongated.