One of this Fall's hottest trends is the classic suit - updated, of course with today's fresh twist in silhouette and style. No matter who you are, or what you do for a living, it's a good idea to have one suit in your closet. Not only is it one of the quickest ways to look instantly pulled-together, but a suit is extremely versatile. It can be worn together or pulled apart and paired with assorted separates to create a variety of looks.
Kiyonna's 4 Season Suit in either gray or black can be mixed and matched with a blazer, trousers or two different skirt styles. I like the Godet skirt; it's made of a polyester/rayon blend that can be worn practically year-round. The skirt is playful and kicky thanks to the trumpet-style flare at the hem. The blazer features a waist-defining seam that will keep you looking more Bombshell than stuffed suit.
If a full-on suit isn't your style but you still want to play around with the trend, pick one piece of a suit and work it into the rest of your wardrobe. I'd pair Lane Bryant's Lace Back Tweed Vest with a pair of dark, bootcut jeans, heels and a tie-neck blouse for an artsy take on the suit.
Personalize your suit with underpinnings and accessories that speak to your personality. I feel like a fraud in button-down shirts, so I layer graphic tees under my serious suits. Brightly colored shoes and jewelry can add a little bit of pleasure to the business suit. As with any trend, put your own personal stamp on it.
Photo credits: Kiyonna.com; Lane Bryant.com