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  • Writer's pictureShauntee Joseph

the power suit

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

Its Back!

I'm sure you've heard The Power Suit is back! The former cornerstone of the working woman's wardrobe, and current covet of my life, is no longer just a uniform at the office. Designers have taken this professional look to new heights with a spectrum of knockout colors-- cherry red! powder pink! mustard yellow! And oh, the multitudes of prints, plaids and pinstripes!

The 1920s, began this phenomenal trend when women began entering the workforce in greater numbers and taking on positions in leadership. But the golden age of the pantsuit is arguably the 1980s, when blazers with enormous shoulder pads and a tapered trouser were all the rage among professional women. This was the first time in US history that more women were working than staying home. Roles for women in management positions jumped from 20% to 36%. Between 1980 and 1987, and the annual sale of women’s suits increased by a whopping $600 million.

Last fall my eyes feasted on layered looks of, suits paired with patent leather boots, topped with cozy scarves, turtlenecks tucked into high waisted trousers invoking the very essence of Diane Keaton chicness. With warmer weather right around the corner lets talk spring and summer suits and how to style them.

Ways to wear your Spring or Summer suit:

My Nana used to say "There's more than one way to skin a cat" Gross but, I get it Nana Whether you're a fashion risk-taker, edgy or subtly chic these suits demand to be considered as a Spring and Summer wardrobe staple. Check out a few ways you can start rockin' your new suit.

1. Pair it with a graphic tee for a little edge.

2. If you're wearing a colored suit, go minimal and pair it with a plain tee and chic sneakers

3. Try a slouchy chic style for weekend brunch or flea marketing

4. Don't be afraid to mix and match your colors for freshness

5. If you are the sporty type, pair your suit with a belt, sneakers and a hoodie for those slightly chilly Spring days

5. Be bold and monochrome it up, don't be afraid to stick to a single color story.

6. Don't be afraid to be unconventional.

7. If you'r a classic kind of gal, try pairing your suit with an unexpected twist

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