GTL : Suit Up, Ladies

image via WhoWhatWear.com

image via WhoWhatWear.com

I used to hate the idea of wearing a suit. They seemed stuffy, frumpy, and just plain boring. That was, until I realized that not all suits are black and cut like menswear. Women in suits can be sexy, powerful, comfortable, and even playful, like this lovely lady in a bold cobalt version:

While the cut of her suit appears to be quite simple and hardly innovative, it is the color that makes her stand out from the crowd. The key to pulling off tones as bold as this is to keep all other elements simple. Her classic trench keeps her from looking too trendy, and the white lace top lets her move away from the expected office button down while still looking clean. Throw on a pair of simple pumps in a neutral shade and a bold lip and tah-dah!

This Lady in Blue is a perfect example of how basics like a good suit, neutral pumps, and a trench coat can always be reworked to look like new again. And how even a traditional suit can look fresh and exciting when worn in an unexpected color.

To recreate this look for yourself, look for classically cut suits in bold colors that with compliment your skin tone (i.e. pinks and reds work on almost anyone while bright yellows are best left to those with darker skin tones). Another tip? Cigarette cut trousers that hit the ankle are universally flattering, especially when worn with heels.

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