The future is female! Hot off the runway the power suit trend is quickly emerging this season. In a time of political unrest, designers are strongly vocalizing their support for female power through design. The modern power suit is feminine and fun.
We can comfortably blame Wall Street for the bad rap suits have endured over the past two decades: Traditional styles are often too masculine, too stuffy, too shoulder pad-y—and certainly not flattering. And we’re willing to bet the last time you even thought about the suit that’s stuffed at the back of your closet was for a job interview, and then you threw it right back into its hiding place. The good news is that you can keep it there. We’re not angling for your stiff, pinstriped version to make a resurgence any time soon.
Instead, we’re making a case for the summer suit. Before we lose you, hear us out: While you may not have one of those cushy finance jobs that require one on the daily (or maybe you do! That’s cool, too!) the summer suit is the epitome of stylish—and it makes getting dressed in the summer a cinch.
To keep yours from skewing too formal, pair a matching blazer and pant with a simple white tee, and throw on some Vans or white sneakers. If your job (or the occasion) allows it, swap out the pants all together in exchange for tailored shorts. Even a Bermuda length (think: cut right above the knee, but fitted through the thigh) will make any suit look way more casual.
It's time for our favorite trouser suits that'll keep you surprisingly cool this year. We are having a real trend alert and I am talking about power suits that can easily make any woman look stylishly cool. If you are not comfortable with wearing skirt-suits, then you can always go for some extra leg coverage, by trying on a stylish trouser suit. There are suits to suit every style, featuring cool colors, leg lengths and widths and shapes. Whether you're into pastels or bold colours, prints or textures, I've picked out the very best trouser suits to snap up right now...If you need a little more advice? Here's my guide on how to style this season's suits.