A suit doesn’t have to be black, a blazer doesn’t have to be the same colour and fabric as the trousers and grey and navy look great together. That’s my three tips of the day. Finished!
In all seriousness, I think that in most cases it’s boring to wear a matching suit, especially if it’s in a neutral conservative colour like black, grey or navy. I do love a good matching suit when we are talking an unusual colour and a cool cut, like a fitted bright red or white one with cigarette trousers or a slightly oversized 1980s number, for instance.
Since I’m more of the creative and less of the business type, my jobs have luckily been with smaller companies that didn’t have a dress code. I was allowed to wear whatever I wanted, or in some cases, what was appropriate for a semi-professional meeting. This means that the last dark suit I owned was over 10 years ago and I don’t miss it the least.
While I dream of one day owning a
YSL SL black women’s tuxedo, for now I’m very happy to mix and match my collection of blazers with both casual and more professional-looking skirts and trousers. Today is an example of this mix’ match — I’ve matched a deconstructed blazer from Margiela’s collection for H&M with navy pinstripe trousers and a feminine floral blouse. The outfit is the perfect balance of playful and serious, feminine and masculine, creative and professional, while still being appropriate for a business meeting. Yes, it’s complicated, just like moi and every other woman I know!
How do you like to style your more “serious” blazers?
H&M grey blazer // Banana Republic pink floral blouse // Marc Cain navy trousers // Gabor black boots // Longchamp mauve handbag // Snø of Sweden golden earrings // Silver/black belt is souvenir from Botswana // Komono golden watch // Unknown brand gold necklace