3 WAYS TO WEAR THE STRIPED SUIT
By Maybelle Morgan, January 9, 2018
January is already dismal enough without going incognito in all black everything. The fastest way to banish the gloom? A popping jade suit with contrasting monochrome stripes, bringing the insta-bold to your life. The best part is, as it’s a two-piecer, the styling options are endless: whether you’re going blazer, pants, or wearing it the way nature intended (together, obviously)...
If your Mon-Fri gig involves working in a creative industry, you get a little more leeway with your office gear. And while that translates as going casj most days of the week, every so often you deserve a chic tailored glow-up. This is where the striped two-piece comes in. Bold is better so clash up the color with a red turtleneck underneath the blazer, then turn up the retro vibe with bright white accessories — think a leather backpack and pointed boots. Finish with gold accessories to up the glam factor.
January + the weekend = comfort, comfort, comfort (are we right?). But on the days when trackies just won’t cut it, it’s all about the flowy striped wide-leg pants to add some relaxed Scandi-cool. Build on the comfy theme by tucking in a classic white logo tee and adding an oversized trench coat for that '80s Say Anything vibe. Finish with some chunky technical sneakers and you’ve got all-day Saturday stamina.
Dress up, get down
And for your night-out looks? A tailored blazer is so right for smartening up your fancier get-ups. Layer it over a retro polka-dot top for a statement print clash, but balance out the noise with some simple wide-leg frayed denim. Then, to seal the dance-floor-ready deal: XXL disco hoops and a pair of loud pink sock boots. If you're looking to amp up the texture, finish with a leather beret for a hint of Grace Jones. So good.