Suits may seem too stiff, too masculine, and too plain. Because of this reputation, donning a suit becomes a secondary option for women given any occasion, save for an important meeting. But as fashion continues to evolve, designers come up with new iterations that will make us think twice about the clothes we were almost sure we’d never wear.
Over at Balenciaga, check suits are spun into wasp-waisted jackets with rounded shoulders paired with straight-cut trousers. If anything, this proves that bold prints and structured silhouettes make suits wearable beyond office hours. But if you’re not too keen on Balenciaga’s corset-like version, how about something more summer-friendly as demonstrated by Marie Lozano and Awkwafina?
This summer, linen is your best friend. A striped iteration will add a relaxed vibe to your look. Whether you choose to wear the blazer as a top like Marie or as a layering piece like Awkwafina, a set of striped coordinates is an effortless yet statement-making outfit you can easily pull off.
Or, you know, you can make like Jess Wilson and simply don a striped blazer, and pair it with textured bottoms plus a bold lip!