Power suits. Hillary Clinton chic. Two-piece wonder. However you choose to moniker your coord suits is your prerogative, but what I want share is a way for you to get the most out of it. Normally I can say I am not one for separates, they can go wrong in a snap by being two tones of black or perhaps just not pairing well. But what about breaking a suit in half – donning just the blazer or the pant? Now that, is a winning look. Keep reading to see how to wear your two-piece suits separately this season.
Everywhere I turn lately I’m seeing girls in two-piece suits that are rocking my world. But then I thought what happens when you want to wear your suits, separately? How well something can be paired with other things in my closet is something I am focused on a lot these days because I am consciously working on my aimless shopping. By being able to get more than one outfit out of an item it becomes even more appealing for me.
I scored this suit a couple years ago from Zara when pink first entered on the scene as the color of the moment.
I loved the wide legs and the matching blazer was just as cute. My favorite part is that it can be casual or dressy depending on shoe choice or the blouse I wear. I first wore it here on blog as a set. Paired with my wedding shoes the suit was perfect Easter Sunday or any other spring time event. I love the style of the pant and that’s what encouraged me to try it without the jacket and I was like, “yasssssss,” instantly.
OUTFIT DETAILS: pants – Zara // jacket – Zara // top – Rebecca Minkoff // tennies – Jeffrey Campbell // sunnies – Céline // purse – Fendi // lip – Pat McGrath – “McGrath Muse”
My first tip for wearing your suit separately is to be sure that each item is similar to something you would wear typically. If you get a suit simply based on liking the outfit paired together, you’re limiting yourself to only being able to wear it as a item. Because these pants are wide legged and a touch high waisted, it is very close to the things I already like, making it easier to style with my existing wardrobe.
Secondly, opt for suits that are neutral in pattern or color. Though this version is a light pink which may seem limiting, in actuality it is rather versatile and I find that it wears well with many of the items in my closet.Think out of the box like red tartan plain or black and white houndstooth, both are neutral even though they are bold. I can’t say that the same can be said for a orange leather option akin to Halle Berry’s outfit in B.A.P.S.
As always, have your suit tailored! Nothing fits perfectly off the rack but if you take the time to have your pants as jacket fitted for you, you’re only making your wardrobe more workable. Excellently tailored items no matter if they are meant to be worn together can look awesome on any other outfit simply because they fit well. Work that suit honey, don’t let it work you.
Have you jumped into the coord trend yet?