Jacqueline Zenn for Second City Style Magazine
Chances are you have an “interview suit”. You know – the suit that
you invested in and wear to important interviews and work events. It is
probably a neutral color and on the conservative side, and it probably
languishes unworn in your closet except for the aforementioned
occasions. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. You can and should wear that suit more often, especially if you splurged on something high quality, like this amazing Armani number. Besides the obvious route of splitting up the pieces, there are a number of other ways to make that suit work overtime.
Since your suit is most likely a neutral like black, gray, or beige, it will work well with a variety of colors. Going bright and bold is usually one of the best ways to liven up those basic shades, and this is no exception. Wearing a colorful print top under your suit is probably the easiest way to make a major change; this luscious ombre tank by Theory would do the trick. You could also do a dramatic silhouette, like this McQ by Alexander McQueen blouse.
The ruffled neckline adds a haute couture element to even the plainest
suit; in fact, a severely tailored style would probably work best.
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