WHAT I’M WEARING
Wool coat: Aritzia Stedman coat, sold out. (Similar here.)
Suit: Zadig & Voltaire striped Volly blazer and striped trousers. (Currently on sale.)
Beanie: Zara, sold out. (Similar here.)
Sweater: Acne Studios white knit, sold out. (Similar here.)
Bag: Saint Laurent small LouLou bowling bag, sold out. (Similar here.)
Sunglasses: Bonlook Way glasses, $145.
Shoes: Saint Laurent white canvas sneakers.
I truly believe we’re fortunate to be living in a time with anything goes in fashion. Sure, trends will come and go but when you add some timeless staples to your wardrobe, you’re basically set. Allow me to elaborate.
I was doing a massive closet clean up the other day which resulted in either selling, storing or donating a ton of stuff. As I put summer clothes and skinny jeans into vacuum sealed bags, it occurred to me that a majority of my sell pile consisted of dresses and skirts. As I get older and become more aware of my comfort level and pushing my sartorial boundaries, I've come to terms with the fact I’m not a dress person. They look great on a lot of people but somehow I never feel quite myself in a dress.
So what are the options for women attending an event where evening attire is required? Well, why not a suit? Men wear them for work, to weddings, galas, and they look so dapper and put together. Who’s to say that in 2019 women have to continue to wear dresses for such occasions?
With that thought in mind, I happen to come across a simple, but beautifully tailored, pinstripe suit on one of my shopping excursions. This one from Zadig & Voltaire has metallic threads woven in the stripes so it’s more contemporary. The exposing cuff on the trouser makes it playful and versatile in that it can be dressed up with a beautiful heel or dressed down a simple white sneaker as I’ve worn here.
Honestly, I never considered a suit to be an alternative for a dress until now. Seriously, what took me so long?
We all know that suits aren’t going anywhere. It’s just a matter of injecting your own personal style and having fun with it.
SHOP MY LOOK
LUXE FOR LESS
Photography by Geoff Martin.
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