One of the trends I’m obsessed with this season are power suits and I feel like it hasn’t been talked about enough! I remember dreading suit jackets and dress pants when I was younger because it felt so outdated and unfashionable to wear. But seeing the transformation they’ve undergone today, suits have turned into an endearing, powerful staple I would wear repeatedly without a second thought. I’m constantly wearing wide leg trousers and blazers because those two pieces are the epitome of chic. When you combine them, you get a feminine but strong power suit.
Today’s look features St. John Knits from head to toe. It’s the perfect brand for these kinds of classic pieces, and since I’m feeling pretty confident in it, I wanted to share a few things I look for and my favorite ways to rock a power suit this season.
1. Pick a modern silhouette
When it comes to the power suit, silhouette determines everything. If you’re trying to avoid that puffy sleeved, 80s look, I recommend going with wide leg bottoms like the ones I’m wearing today from St. John and a blazer that cuts off around the hips. This will give you a relaxed but still polished look.
2. Look for unique details
I’m also constantly looking out for unique details. The double-breasted style of this blazer and ring buttons sealed the deal in this instance. I also loved the front pleats on the pants. It’s one of my weaknesses – so chic!
3. Mix in trendy accessories
When you dress up a power suit with the right accessories, it’s all you need to make a chic fashion statement. For this look, I brought in a touch of cool through my cat-eye sunglasses and bold red lips. There are so many different ways to accessorize a power suit and it all depends on the kind of vibe you want to channel.
4. Try a printed suit
Last but not least, if you’re looking for a fun way to rock the power suit, you can always try a fun, bold color like red or pink. You can also try a printed power suit. I don’t think anything is trendier than a plaid style now. However, I tend to favor classic colors like navy and creams.
Thanks to St. John Knits for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.