It isn't just for 9 to 5: Stacy London shows you how to wear this wardrobe staple (at least!) three ways. Many of us think a suit is a waste of money, but you can get more mileage out of one by breaking it up.
A neutral suit offers more bang for your buck. Unlike a brightly colored one, a gray, black, or beige suit is a lot more versatile. A blazer adds just the right amount of polish to almost any outfit—even a pair of jeans. Add bold accessories or a fun heel and you're ready for a casual night out.For a just-right fit, buy a suit in a size that fits the largest part of you perfectly, then have the rest tailored. It will look better both as a suit and as separates.
A fitted jacket is the grownup answer to a cardigan: It looks pulled together and sleek. A style that hits at the top of your hips is perfect over a dress. Anything longer will look sloppy.Here's an easy tailoring tip: Make your jacket more modern—and less bulky—by having the sleeves narrowed. It'll add definition to the overall look and, visually, it's more slimming.
Don't instantly think business when you hear suit. To make separates more fun and feminine, pair them with a print top—one with ruffles, or a tie-front for extra style. Fit is key: Opt for a skirt that skims your hips and is tailored to the knee. It's the most universally flattering length.