Polished yet relaxed in silhouette, summer suits are ideal for working women everywhere. This is a closet staple that is equal parts edgy and feminine, made season-appropriate thanks to vibrant hues and lightweight fabrics. We, of course, have Coco Chanel to credit – the designer was one of the first to borrow from menswear, with her timeless tweed creations speaking volumes about her pioneering ways.
Today, there’s no shortage of inventive takes on the two-piece ensemble (think: pajama suits and short suits). And it seems that our very own Ola Farahat can’t get enough. Savoir Flair sifts though her snaps on Instagram for inspiration, bringing you five tips and tricks on how to style the ubiquitous summer suit.
Bright = Right
Don’t be afraid to embrace the season’s bright shades and loud prints when coordinating separates – nothing screams summer like a whole lot of color!
Dress It Up
Accessorize your suits with scarves, pins, or micro bags to add a dainty, feminine touch to your summer power suit.
The Denim Factor
Pair your suit jacket with denim for smart, yet casual, summer style. As far as your choice of footwear is concerned, go for flats to accentuate the easy-chic look.
White on White
In all its shades, white is the most flattering color to flaunt during the summer, especially with tanned skin. Experiment with different silhouettes and directional cuts for minimalist vibes.
For a nonchalantly cool take on summer suits, opt for a cape. Alternatively, create a “cape effect” by placing your jacket over your shoulders for an instant style upgrade.