Gone are the days of stuffy suits with dated, over-puffed shoulder pads–today’s power suits are their sleek replacement that couldn’t get trendier if it tried. From Ilana Glaser’s popular character on Broad City, to Blue Ivy Carter, to Anna Kendrick and all the way to the runways: power suits are everywhere. Here’s the how, when and what to wear when it comes to this powerful trend:
HOW TO WEAR
The beauty of this suiting trend is that it works for all shapes, sizes and preferences. Love the classics? Grab a black or gray look with modern lines. A straight-leg pant and a blazer with princess seams are universally flattering.
If you gravitate more towards relaxed silhouettes, slouchy and oversized outfits are a top choice on the runways. Neutral tones and muted colors mix well with this style of suiting and give it a soft look that glides with every step.>
WHEN TO WEAR
While suits work (pun intended) perfectly at the office, you don’t have to save them only for 9 am to 6 pm. Celebrities like Emma Stone, Cara Delevingne and Dakota Johnson have all donned these two-piece looks on the red carpet. Even at the Oscars and the Met Ball, two of fashion’s most upscale events, power suits have made the best-dressed list.
Aside from events, you can take the separates from day to night. A blazer is an ultra-modern topper for night looks from drinks with friends or a dinner date, and tailored pants are an elevated replacement for your favorite skinny jean. If you go the colored route, both the blazer and pant are beautiful pieces to add to your daytime wardrobe; at the office or even garden parties and brunch.
WHAT TO WEAR
The best part of this trend is that what you should wear, is whatever you want to wear–be it neutrals or colors, fitted or relaxed. All are in style.
At Bluefly, we have tons of choices for everyone. From the classically feminine, to contemporary lovers and the risk takers.
In short: consider power tailoring a must. It fits into any wardrobe, for any season, for any time of day. Start your search for your looks right here at Bluefly.
OUR POWER TAILORING FAVORITES
For the classically feminine, the Rebecca Taylor Pindot Blazer is an ideal choice. A versatile pattern and a timeless double-breasted design create a style you’re sure to covet for years.
For those of us who are suckers for ease, you’re bound to fall in love with the Reiss Imie Jumpsuit–a contemporary suiting look all in one piece. Even better, you’re free to add on even more layers.
Finally, for the risk takers, we have the Alexis Lenore Cape Blazer. Rendered in black, its ultra-modern silhouette shows off your arms or the sleeves of the top you decide to layer underneath it.