Having never worked in a traditional business environment, I am not hardwired to wear a suit. When I was at Vogue, Grace Coddington wore perfectly tailored suits to evening events and always looked polished and pulled-together. But, we rarely wore them to the office and now that I think about it, I don’t think I have ever owned one. Blazers, yes, and matching tops and bottoms, but not a finely tailored, menswear inspired jacket and pant. If I ever wanted to try one, now is the time.
This weekend the WSJ ran a round-up of some of the season’s best trouser suits. My favorite, and the one I have my heart set on, is from the recent Dior spring show. Raf Simons, in his debut RTW collection for Dior, opened the show with a trio of drop-dead gorgeous suits. But I also love one from the Theyskens’ Theory resort show and will try it first as it will be in stores early December. I will let you know if a pant-suit suits me.
Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat
Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Iliana Harkness bucket hobo
Wool and cashmere cardigan
Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide
Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Linda 45 leather pumps
Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse