With any suit, you should always look for ways to achieve maximum versatility. No piece of a suit can get more mileage as a separate than the jacket. Wrapping up our 1 Piece/3 Ways partnership with Gilt, here’s one way to style a gray windowpane suit jacket as a separate.
When it comes to suit separates, not all jackets are created equal. In other words, not every suit jacket can be worn as a separate. Fabrics with a sheen don’t pair well with casual bottoms like chinos or denim. Wools with a pattern and/or bit of texture work well. If you’re ever unsure, use my favorite style rule: if it doesn’t look like it works, it doesn’t; if it does, it does.
A blazer with denim and an unbuttoned shirt is my classic “sharp casual” look. A no-brainer for happy hour drinks, a first date, weekend brunch or coffee.
Big news this weekend is that we’re finally rolling into development for the new site. We’re working with a fantastic new team and I know that the slight delay in relaunch will have been well worth the wait. Also, we’ve been in talks with a production company in NYC for a brand new “on the street” style video series for the blog and YouTube channel. Lots of great things in the queue!