Skirt suits aren’t just made for the boardroom. A great fitted skirt suit can also take you to a fabulous evening of cocktails with the girls or with that special someone if you play your cards right. The trick to making the “office” look and the “cocktails” look work is all in how you accessorize it.
Lady-like pearls paired with Wendy Williams‘ suit and a pair of Hanes Luxe Sheer Silk Reflections Pure Bliss Pantyhose ($13, hanes.com) – not shown here or sans pearls and stylish tights like Hanes Silk Reflections Argyle Texture Control Top Tights ($11, hanes.com), would instantly throw her head-to-toe look into a workplace-ready fashion statement. By the way, these control top tights are ideal for women who want extra smoothing throughout without them binding.
For a sexy night out, do Tyra Banks all the way. Leave the pantyhose and necklaces in the drawer and let your décolletage do all of the talking. Complete the look with a Zara Two-Tone Slim Clutch ($35.90, zara.com) to add a little funk-appeal.
A beautifully-tailored suit such as this Nina Ricci Tweed Peplum Jacket & Pull-on Pencil Skirt ($2025, bergdorfgoodman.com) – an HKI personal obsession does a body good. The infused stretch in this wool, tweed, grey/black suit doesn’t graze, but mercilessly hugs every curve. Definitely not a suit for the woman who shys away from body-conscious silhouettes. Jacket and skirt sold separately.
With the Nina suit serving as inspiration for your next skirt suit shopping excursion, think about the more affordably-priced, less body-clinging, single-breasted, one-button jacket and pencil skirt with a back split from My Tailor Store for $210…a place where custom-made suits are king.
Loafers the remix, like these Fendi Croc Band Fendista Loafer Pumps ($795, barneys.com) are a great addition to your shoe closet and happen to be a trend HKI thinks you should invest invest in and would look incredible with of the skirt suits seen here.
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