When you think of suits, boring, unflattering pieces to wear to the office shouldn’t come to mind. Designers have been creating effortless, chic suits for women and separates you can mix and match and dress up or down. Of course, this has trickled down to fast fashion, and with so many different options you’re bound to find something that works for your style and body type. Whether you’re going all out and wearing the suit together or separately, dressing it up with heels or down with sneakers, you’ll look sophisticated and polished. Here’s how to mix and match flattering suits and suit separates for less.
Best Ways to Wear Suits for Women Over 40
There really isn’t a wrong way to wear a suit! And you don’t have to spend a lot of money either. As I’ve mentioned before, these are versatile pieces you can dress up or down, wear together or separately. Suits for women are ideal for the office because they’re easy to wear and you’ll always look polished. For a more casual look, pair a blazer with a tee and jeans, or wear the dress pants with a graphic tee or sweater and sneakers. If any tailoring is needed, don’t hesitate to take these pieces to a tailor to ensure they are flattering and fit well. It will make all the difference!
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Fitted Dress Suits
As far as fitted suits go, this forest green tailored blazer and cropped cigarette pants from ASOS are versatile and will make you appear effortlessly put together, even if you threw it on and ran out the door. The deep forest green color is totally on trend and flattering. For work, pair with a silk top or button down and heels or loafers. You can transform your look for an evening out by swapping out your shoes for a pair that’s more fun and change the top underneath to a lace camisole.
Colorful Suit Separates
If you’re looking for a suit in a brighter color, this red suit from Topshop is perfect. The double breasted blazer and tailored pants are very chic and would make a bright statement worn together. Style it over a scoop neck tank or tee and wear red lipstick, minimal jewelry and simple shoes. Separately, these pieces would liven up any outfit and the blazer would look great with a black tee and jeans. The pants would pair well with a top in a complementary color, or a classic button down.
This navy velvet blazer from Mango has an elegant, relaxed silhouette. It’s perfect for winter parties paired with dress pants, heels and statement earrings. I love the deep, rich color which is very flattering for many different skin tones.
Oversize Power Suits for Women
If you prefer a more relaxed fit, this gray pinstripe suit from ASOS makes a classic power suit statement. The single button blazer and wide leg suit pants take a cue from menswear. Wear this suit with heels and dainty gold jewelry to juxtapose the relaxed silhouette. Now I suddenly want to watch Working Girl!
Versatile, Classic Blazers
You can’t go wrong with a classic black blazer. I love the draped fit of this blazer from Anthropologie. You’ll get so much mileage out of it. Wear it with anything from denim, floral top and booties to a tee, midi skirt and mules in the springtime. You could even use it as a light jacket over dresses on date nights out.
Versatile Dress Pants
These dress pants from H&M are available in a really chic plaid pattern in beige and black. They would look amazing with the Anthropologie blazer above! They would also pair well with a black sweater or tee shirt. These pants also come in six additional colors and patterns all of which are very affordable. You could pick up several pairs in multiple colors to wear with different suit separates.
Suits Give You Low Cost-Per-Wear!
These suits will stay in style and are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. You can style them in many different ways and wear them often, keeping the cost-per-wear down! Wearing suits will elevate your look and make the accessories you style them with look more expensive!
Shop Suits for Women and Suit Separates for Less
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H&M Dress Slacks in Beige and Black Plaid, now $21.40
You may like to read more of Claire’s looks for less posts like How to Style The Latest Chunky Knit Sweaters for Less and How to Style The Latest Faux Leather With Neutrals.
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