SUIT YOURSELF – HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SUIT SEPARATES

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suit separates

More than just a suit

Who would have thought that suits would be a major fashion trend. Every major designer has hopped on the suit bandwagon and created their own rendition of this fashion staple. Gone are the days when suits were only designated for the workforce. Now we see them grace every major runway, street, and anywhere else fashionistas gather.

 

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk wearing & Other Stories coral/ orange blazer, multi-color tory burch midi skirt, marc fisher black suede knee-high boots, chloe tess bag, gucci black cat-eye sunglasses during nyfw tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suits orange blazer // midi skirt // black suede knee-high boots // black cat-eye glasses // red jacket // Chloe Tess bag

 

Borrowing from the boys

Women have borrowed this men’s wear uniform, and added a feminine flare. Suits are being made in every fabrication you can think of. Leather, lace, velvet, and even suede! In addition to creating suits in numerous fabrications, we are also seeing suits in a variety of prints and patterns. The popularity of suits are not just because of the numerous fabrications, but the versatility of a suit. Work or play, styled together, or has separates, the suit has proven to work for every body type, and every occasion.

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk wearing blue pinstripe suit with husband wearing Bonobos suit, tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suits

 

What to consider before buying a suit or suit separates

Because I strongly believe you cannot sleep on the suit trend, I have highlighted some key factors to consider before purchasing a suit this season. In addition to that, I will also show you various ways to wear your suits has separates.

   

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk wearing red silk pants from Lafayette143 ny, black balenciaga booties, ysl black patent leather clutch, and black vince top tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suit separates black top old, similar option (HERE) // red pants sold out in red, but love them in navy (HERE), and love this red option (HERE) // black Balenciaga sock boots // YSL clutch

 

What to consider before purchasing your next suit

 

1. Color

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk wearing & Other Stories coral/ orange blazer, multi-color tory burch midi skirt, marc fisher black suede knee-high boots, chloe tess bag, gucci black cat-eye sunglasses and toronto blogger Toronto Shay wearing zara yellow suit during nyfw tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suits

Pay attention to the color of the year and the most popular colors of the season. Coral is the pantone color of the year, hence you will begin to see suits in the orange color family. Yellow is also a major color this season and holds the biggest wow-factor, which is why I recommend a yellow suit. If you decide to invest in a colored suit this season, I definitely would opt for yellow. As the weather gets warmer, look out for suits in pastel colors.

   

2. Fabrication

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suits

Fabrications really depend on climate and trends. A silk floral suit is lightweight and great for warm temperatures. Whereas, a plaid wool suit is great during cooler temperatures because the fabric is heavier and insulated. If you are looking for a fabric that can be worn all year long, look to polyester blends. Why? The blend of these fabrics make them breathable and more cost effective.

   

3. Price point

The price of a suit is determined by a host of factors. Gone are the days when you had to spend a pretty penny to get a good suit. Now you can get a well-made suit under $200. There are two key factors that determine the price-point of a suit; 1. Designer, 2. Fabric. The name on the label inside of a suit will ultimately determine how expensive a suit is.

Designers like Michael Kors (not the secondary line which is MICHAEL Michael Kors) create suits that range in the thousands. Brands like Michael Kors, Chanel and Max Mara usually use fabrics that cost more, however, secondary premium brands also use these fabrics and charge a significantly less amount. I only recommend you spend the extra money if you absolutely love the brand and the fit is exceptional. If these two factors aren’t a concern, you can find great suits from stores like Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and & Other Stories that are well made with great fabrics.

  Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk wearing a silk red suit, christian louboutin metallic pumps, and gucci ophidia mini gg round shoulder bag at the Bisha hotel in toronto with toronto blogger Toronto Shay wearing ivory sweater and lilac midi skirt and fendi bucket bag tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suits  

Different ways to wear your suits has separates,

and where to wear them too.

One of the great things about suits is that you can mix and match. Being able to wear your suit pieces separately mean you get more for your buck. Here are a few ways you can wear your suit separates.

 

1. Blazer

Sporting and casual events: By simply pairing your blazer with a pair of jeans, you can wear your blazer to a sporting event to create a casual-chic outfit of the day.

Atlanta blogger Monica Awe-Etuk tells you everything you need to know about the suit trend and how to style suits

 

2. Bottom

Brunch: Suit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes. Midi skirts, crop pants, high-waist pants, and even shorts. You can pair these bottoms with everything from t-shirts, to dress-shirts, to make your suit bottoms a go-to for brunch or any kind of date. In addition to wearing these bottoms for dates, they are a great alternative for wearing a full suit to work.

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