A lovely reader, Stephanie, requested that I post about pants suits. Now, this was a challenge for me, as I rarely wear pants, if I can help it (see photo below), and even harder was that I rarely like to match tops and bottoms. But, The Huntress doesn’t stop just because things are hard! I really wanted to help you, Stephanie!
So, here are my inspiration photos from Pinterest:
I love the skinny leg and tailored color block jacket of this suit. It suddenly reminds me of a pair of shoes I had when I was a little girl. They were white with a little gold chain. How fashion forward of me!
I know this really isn’t a pants suit, but I imagined this is what the suit above would look like if you removed the jacket. Additionally, it has such a classic look without the blazer, that I still think can be worn in the same instance as a pants suit. It may require a cami, but the sleeves diminish the need for a blazer.This next one is just as classic as the first, except that this one has the added embellishment. Jessica rocks this sequined trim, but that could easily be swapped out for something simpler, like satin or leather…See what I mean about the leather? It has that polished, yet bad ass look.
This might be one of my faves. Look at that peplum (oh god, I’m obsessed with peplums!) It’s just so darn classy! I will have to recreate this with some pieces I have in my closet! So chic, I can’t stand it!
This suit is more of a stylish combo than a real suit, but I think this is what a modern suit should look like. This pretty patterned jacket is perfectly tailored and the pink pants don’t seem as loud, when paired with the jacket. Everything about this says, “Kate Middleton” to me. This fun jumpsuit is also a great alternative to a pants suit. It still feels very professional, but this punchy color keeps it feeling young and modern. Great for a young office or a day to night look.
So enough inspiration-where can you find these things?! Well, Express seems to be the best place to start.
Here is the Micro Dot Suit:
And here is the Black Studio Stretch Suit:
Next up, the Black Collection Drew Simply Straight Pants and 2-Button Jacket from The Limited
Saks Off Fifth had the Purdy Crepe Jumpsuit by Diane Von Furstenberg:
Asos’ Goldie Halter Neck Jumpsuit is also a bright alternative!
The most helpful hint is probably looking for separates from the same places. Check out these shops!
Seriously, I may go out and buy some pants suits now! Stephanie, I may be a convert!