Trust Blake Lively to turn an office-appropriate suit into a stylish staple you'll want to wear every day. While promoting her upcoming movie A Simple Favor, she proves that suits are anything but boring. Take cues from Blake and follow her easy styling hacks.
1. Give a nod to the '80s.
While bold jewel tones and glitzy pieces may be considered a little over the top for everyday wear, Blake suggests a retro detail that will up the ante of your suit game: padded shoulders. Power shoulders will instantly provide a structured and polished feel to your ensemble.
2. Add lace.
Balance the masculinity of blazers by adding a touch of lace to your look. Achieve a delicate overall feel by accessorizing your outfit with pearls!
3. Wear it as a mini dress.
Suits have the tendency to engulf your silhouette, especially if you're on the petite side. Combat this by baring some skin. A fool-proof way to achieve this is by wearing your blazer as a mini dress. Wear it on its own or play up its preppy vibe by adding a bow tie just like Blake.
4. Go for full texture play.
Here's a triple velvet look that proves suits can be worn in soft, flowy fabrics.
5. Opt for head-turning colors.
If you're determined to make a statement, be fearless in your color of choice. Bold hues are totally on trend now so choose a punchy color to stand out.
6. Don't be afraid to wear statement patterns.
Here's Blake reminding us how stylish a print on print look can be. But if you're worried about overwearing a pattern, consider opting for a short suit to balance the look.
7. Look for casual but tailored silhouettes.
Lastly, Blake proves that suits aren't just made for formal events. They're also great for everyday wear as an easy way to instantly look put together. However, do consider lightweight materials (like linen) that won't hinder your movement. Look out for relaxed deets (like Blake's blazer with undone hems) done in tailored silhouettes to make it easier for you to pair them with your casual pieces.