Who said you have to shed your power suits for Summer?
For my fellow power suit obsessed (e.g. here, here and here) or those whose work attire requires a jacket for the office, I am dedicated to reinventing and finding refreshing ways to wear suits all seasons. Earlier this Spring, to satiate my desire to incorporate Spring/Summer ready suiting into my wardrobe, I went bold and purchased a lavendar large gingham print suit. The silhouette of the suit is modern with a boxy oversized blazer and cropped slim cigarette trousers. The color and playful over-sized print make the overall look fun and warm weather appropriate. And, the best part is the versatility of these pieces, which can be worn together as a suit or as separates when you want to make less of a statement (picture the blazer over a simple white satin slip dress for a dinner out or the trousers with a cute sweater or blouse for day or work.
To create a Summer-ready look for Elie Tahari’s party to launch his first ever fragrance, I couldn’t wait to wear my lavender gingham print suit. To keep things tailored and sleek, I wore a white satin cami, carried a bone top handle box bag and wore gold stacked heel sandals. For accessories, I opted for large pearl embellished gold hoops from Lili Claspe that perfectly meld playful with classic elements (I’ve been wearing mine nonstop this Spring/Summer). For a more casual vibe, try switching out the cami for a white cotton t-shirt or tank and a pair of white sneakers.