Calling a suit a “trend” does seem a bit odd considering most people think of their suits as timeless wardrobe staples, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that suiting finally felt trendy again versus, well, a little tired. Thanks to brands like Tibi, Proenza Schouler, and Bottega Veneta, sharp tailoring and investment-worthy blazers, trousers, and the like are all fashion girls can think about, but this fall 2020 season, things took a turn. When a timeless trend like suiting comes back around, it is common for designers to try to reinvent the wheel in an effort to make things feel fresh again. Now that we’ve had quite a few seasons of that, they did the opposite.
Instead of highlighting deconstructed blazers, the return of Bermuda shorts, and oversized ’80s shoulders, designers kept things simple and highlighted the true integrity of the suit. Show after show, we noted gimmick-free matching suits that looked timeless, effortless, and perfect for women of any age. Which brings me to my next point.
So far, fashion girls from the ages of 20 to 50 years old and then some have been wearing basic fall suits on repeat. And as far as styling goes, the sky is the limit. Be it the addition of a belted on the blazer or a pair of classic sneakers to keep things fresh, cool girls of all ages have proven basic suits are the fall trend to invest in now and forever.
Go on to see how fashion girls have been styling basic suits this fall and shop 16 of the best versions currently on the market.
Style Tip: The addition of a sleek and slim belt around your blazer will add both shape and proportion to a more oversize suit.
Mango Double-Breasted Blazer ($100)
Shop the matching Straight Suit Pants ($60).
Michael Lo Sordo Boy Wool-Twill Blazer ($690)
Michael Lo Sordo Boy Wool-Twill Wide-Leg Pants ($590)
Style Tip: Contrast your classic suit with an edgier chunky chain necklace and a modern handbag.
ASOS Curve Mansy Suit in Taupe Texture ($87)
H&M Double-Breasted Jacket ($35)
Shop the matching Slacks ($25).
Style Tip: This suit is proof that the baggier the suit, the better. While a simple ankle boot would have paired perfectly with this particular look, these platform flip-flops are adding just the right amount of fashion-girl edge.
Pixie Market Black Tailored Blazer ($199)
Shop the matching Black Tailored Pants ($119).
Tibi Double-Breasted Woven Blazer ($650)
Tibi Cropped Woven Straight-Leg Pants ($375)
Style Tip: With the right accessories, even a basic suit and T-shirt can look fire as hell.
More Than Yesterday Graphite Notch Lapel Blazer ($179)
& Other Stories Fitted Single Breasted Overlap Blazer ($179)
Shop the matching Wide Flared Trousers ($219).
Style Tip: The next time you do an at-home photo shoot, test out the no-bra look underneath your most basic suit.
Aware by Vero Moda Oxford Blazer ($99)
Shop the matching Minna High Waist Pleat Front Pants ($75).
Victoria Beckham Double-Breasted Pinstriped Wool-Twill Blazer ($1850)
Shop the matching Pinstriped Wool-Twill Straight-Leg Pants ($990).
Style Tip: Modernize a timeless suit with some fresh sneakers and an iconic fashion-girl hair tuck.
Anine Bing Kaia Blazer ($399)
Shop the matching James Trousers ($349).
Wright Le Chapelain Wool-Twill Blazer ($1170)
Wright Le Chapelain Wool-Twill Straight-Leg Pants ($685)
Style Tip: Who said suits can’t be worn in the comfort of your own home? If we’re being honest, the last few months have proved there are no rules anymore.
Iro Rachian Double-Breasted Twill Blazer ($655)
Shop the matching Botni Twill Slim-Fit Pants ($400).
Violeta Structured Suit Blazer ($120)
Shop the matching Straight Suit Pants ($80).
Style Tip: Funky sneakers and a cool hair accessory? Yes, that is the easiest way to add some life back into even your most classic suit.
Proenza Schouler Cutout Hem Gingham Double Breasted Blazer ($1790)
Shop the matching High Waist Gingham Wide Leg Suiting Pants ($990).
Wilfred Mariposa Blazer ($228)
Shop the matching Santos Pant ($148).
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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