My mind sometimes flickers to childhood memories of my father picking out his workwear in the mornings.
It’s funny: I frequently talk about how my mother’s style affected my relationship with fashion, but in a way so did my father’s. As a chief executive officer, he has always had a closet chalk-full of tailored suits and a remote-controlled tie rack. The days he took me to work with him before grade school, I felt proud walking next to him in his pinstripe blazer, matching trousers and slightly pointed dress shoes.
And surprise, surprise! I took some mental notes along the way of what a well-fitting suit looked like from a tailored and personality trait perspective. As girl who has always appreciated a man in a suit (let’s be real, any guy who wears one is automatically ten times more attractive), I am quite happy that the fashion world has resurrected the ‘80s power suit trend for women. I love walking into my workday as an entertainment journalist in a strong suit. This plaid, charcoal grey one I’ve had for years, and it’s served me well whether on camera for a morning show, typing away in the office, or walking around a museum like the Huntington Library and Gardens.
While a strap heel would be a flattering addition to this ensemble, I’ve been a fan of the knee-high boot trend with a suit. These chocolate Tommy Hilfiger ones stand out against the charcoal trousers in a way that black shoes wouldn’t. It gives the outfit a more equestrian look, accentuated with a slicked-back pony tail. Everyone knows my flair for vintage, so these pointed tortoise shell shades reminiscent of the ‘50s are a solid final touch. With my hair up, the oversized sunglass frame makes my face look daintier, softening the masculine look.
Weigh in: How much do you think suits elevate a man or a woman’s look?
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