A suit doesn’t have to be reserved just for the office. While a formal suit can be adapted for many occasions, a trendy and fashion forward suit can be much more versatile outside of the office. With softer lines, bolder colors, and a different fit these garments can complement your style in any setting. Here are five perfect times to break out that suit, which just might become your new favorite outfit.
1. WHILE GIVING A SPEECH
The best time to wear a suit is when you need to feel confident, and few things can rob you of confidence like having to give a speech. With all eyes on you, it's easy to get nervous and doubt your ability. So the next time you're tasked with giving a speech, capture the attention of your audience with a fun and fashion forward suit that will inspire you to hold your head high and deliver your message to every corner of the room.
2. TO A WEDDING
Suits are the norm for men at weddings but the ladies don’t have to conform with the standard dress. A stylish and fashion forward suit is an ideal choice for the woman who wants to be proper without blending in with the crowd and make a statement without snubbing the newlyweds.
Wear darker colors for fall or winter weddings and lighter colors for summer or spring. Pair with adventurous jewelry and chic shoes for added flair. An accent scarf and a clutch purse are also great choices.
3. TO SEE A SHOW
The theatre, symphony, or ballet are all great places to show off your fabulous suit. These venues generally require a more sophisticated dress code perfect for a fashion forward ensemble. Don’t forget chic and weather appropriate shoes as well as a small clutch for a smart look.
4. A DAY AT THE RACES
An outing to the racetrack might not be a regular occurrence on the average woman’s agenda, but it can be a great place to have some fun. It’s exciting, entertaining, and an elegant way to spend an afternoon.
With trendy lounges, chic restaurants, and posh bars don’t be surprised to find yourself surrounded by formal attire. Dress appropriately with a fashionable suit or perhaps a formal jacket worn over a fitted dress and an eye-catching hat.
5. FOR SATURDAY NIGHT DRINKS
When people think of the bar scene, suits don’t automatically come to mind. But there is no reason why a fashion forward suit shouldn’t be your go to choice for a night out with friends at a swanky local bar.
You can easily pair your fashion forward blazer with jeans and high heels or pair the dress pants with a colorful blouse and keep your blazer handy in case it gets cold. Let your wardrobe make a bold statement as you sip your cocktail.
Do you have a fashion forward suit in your closet?
Sierra E is a Los-Angeles based trial lawyer and entrepreneur. She became partner at her law firm in 2015 and has made numerous appearances as a guest legal correspondent on CNN. In 2018, Sierra launched SuitKits, an online shopping service that allows women to custom design suits and separates to fit their exact measurements, style, color and cut. Through her career, her writings, and her company, Sierra hopes to help women from all backgrounds achieve both personal and professional success for the benefit of themselves and their families. You can find her on Twitter/Facebook/IG @SuitKits