My friend Damien and I met up in San Francisco to collaborate on one of my favorite types of look: his and hers suits. I love classic style, and I love menswear. Probably, one love informs the other, since suits tend to hold classic colors, shapes, and cuts decade over decade. The timeless look is always the best look.
A pantsuit is my very favorite way to dress for work. I also love more feminine clothes, and I actually wear dresses and skirts on the regular. But if I'm totally honest with myself, the pantsuit is my ultimate workwear look. I just feel so confident with one on. I would wear a pantsuit every day if I thought I could. It's probably a construct of my own mind to believe that I can't. And also, there's a slim chance I might eventually get bored, and I can't bear the thought of becoming disillusioned with my very favorite look.
I'm happy to report that I am slowly overcoming my print phobia. I have always loved plaid (which I guess is technically a weave, not a print) because it is such an organized, geometric visual. Big florals are kind of the final frontier for me. I love Damien's houndstooth blazer and a very daring version of Rebecca would pair it with pants of the same design; although probably not for work. I'm a shy person that way. Solid pants would be my security blanket for sure. And also, they do look awesome.
Let's talk about loafers. There's kind of two ways a girl can wear her menswear: with or without feminine touches. For this look, I decided to forgo the feminine touches for the most part. In other words, I'm not wearing heels. I often do wear heels with a pantsuit to balance out all the masculinity. But loafers have taken women's fashion so much by storm as of late (nice work, Gucci) that I actually think they have a pretty neutral-to-feminine association at this point, and don't at all make me look like a girl who is deliberately doing the tomboy image (which, by the way, is a fantastic look; it just doesn't happen to entirely be my look).
Happy Sunday, everyone!