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. And, last evening my friend Gigi wore a trim black suit to a cocktail party and was the chicest woman in the room.
So, I emailed Gigi and asked her why a suit is her go-to:
I realize that I’ve never owned a suit—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 and Gigi is my inspiration.
Capri cotton-poplin shirt
Leather knee boots
Shaw wrap-effect ribbed organic cotton-fleece top
+ NET SUSTAIN We're Not Done wide-leg jeans
Striped cashmere sweater
The Pouch leather clutch
Hiandra toe-loop leather sandals
Logo-engraved stacked ring
Cleo ruched swimsuit
Jimmy logo-embroidered leather slides
Print jute tote bag
Very Boogie 60 suede ankle boots