Tips for women that wear suits

Nothing is attractive and challenging as a woman in a suit

Nothing is attractive and challenging as a woman in a suit

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Fashion Talk
Another week has passed and hopefully you have achieved your goal.

In fashion, women think of all colours and how they can mix and match them. It is a fact that fashion is not something that exists in dresses only but it is in the sky, in the street. You need to know that fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live and what is happening.

We touched the issue of blouses and pants and so far so good with women taking up the closet case seriously. Just know that it is not meant for the lawyers, teachers or bank tellers as some presume but it is a must-have for every woman.

Anyway, every woman needs one pair of black pants that will always make her feel good; you can slip on a high-waist jeans teamed up with a silk blouse and pumps for work.

Drawing conclusion from all that some women said for them to look nice in the so called must-have they should rock the suit.

I never thought about that despite being a suit person.

Let me apologise for being one-sided on the issue of suits. Yes, women can rock a suit to work, church, party, date or even meetings. This week, we check on how to wear a suit and not bore yourself to tears.

Whether you wear suits out of work necessity or because you have an undeniable admiration of Melanie Griffith or Gabriella Union from “Being Mary Jane” which is favourites among other ladies, you can still easily fall into a trap of fashion boredom.

Here is a quick guideline on how you can jazz up from business professional wear by playing with colour, silhouettes and fab accessories to cool classic, sassy and sexy.

1. Think beyond black and navy

Pure Wow — celebrity blogger stylist, is not saying you have to go to rainbow lengths, but to spice things up a bit, think about suiting up in colours other than the traditional neutrals. Rich colours like burgundy or olive green are refreshing without being too crazy.

2. Wear a printed shirt underneath

If you’re wearing this in a work environment, maybe make sure the neck is cut a bit higher, but the general idea is that layering a blazer over a printed blouse makes an otherwise plain grey suit infinitely more fashionable—and modern.

3. Consider a looser silhouette

There’s a time and place for fitted pencil skirts, but how can you say no to an equally delicious wide-leg pant? To avoid entering “kid wearing her dad’s clothes” territory, make sure that, even if roomier, your suits are always tailored to your body (specifically the shoulders and the waist).

4. Dress it down with a T-shirt and sneakers

If silk blouses and heels aren’t really your style, pair your suit with casual basics like a plain white tee and simple sneakers.

There’s something so effortless about this look that, honestly, makes the whole concept far more approachable.

5. Wear it with loafers

This is kind of the women’s look of our dreams. Instead of fighting the masculine connotations of a suit with, say, feminine shoes, embrace the menswear trend and pair it with a cool pair of loafers. The bare sliver of ankle is the icing on the cake.

6. Mix feminine and masculine

This look is proof that you don’t need crazy colours or dramatic details to make a classic suit look perfectly modern.

Internationally acclaimed fashion writer Sarah Stiefvater said she loves the contrast between the androgynous buttoned-to-the-top shirt and the undeniably feminine pointy-toe pumps. (Oh yeah, and that amazing cross body doesn’t hurt.)

7. Wear it with a skinny scarf

A super-simple way to jazz up a plain black suit is to wrap a trendy skinny scarf around your neck. Think of this as a more feminine (and chic) version of a guy’s tie.

I hope no women will point that wearing a suit is difficult.

On to the regional fashion news, tonight winner of the recent The Search: E! Host South Africa, Katleho Sinivasan, has not stopped since winning the competition more than a week ago. Kat, as he is affectionately known, is hosting the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) red carpet celebrated television presenter Bonang Matheba.

We look forward to see who will rock, slay or miss the fashion statement tonight.

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