From this season’s Fashion Weeks to the Instagram feeds of our favourite style icons (see Aimee Song, above), one trend that’s making a serious statement for fall is the iconic power suit. Taking notes from the ’80s and ’90s big-shouldered power suits, (picture Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl), today’s modern iteration is anything but outdated. Available in a wide range of colours, fabrics, and price points, today’s power suits demand attention for all the right reasons. From fun prints and statement colours to luxe fabrics and monochrome sets, read on for five bold ways to wear the hottest fall trend.
We love that checked pieces are taking back the spotlight and are a major print to have in your closet this season. Check is a fun and charismatic print that’s polished enough for the office but edgy enough for a night on the town. 29Secrets Pick: Double Breasted Checked Blazer & High Rise Trousers from Zara.
If you’re tired of wearing black but you’re not quite ready to tackle a bold colour like pink or red, meet somewhere in the middle and opt for bordeaux or navy. It’s a great way to dabble in colour without going overboard. Stick to black accessories and let your bold outfit (those wide leg pants!) do the talking. 29Secrets Pick: Satin Double-Breasted Blazer & Satin Wide Leg Trousers from Topshop.
There’s no way to escape millennial pink this fall, especially when it comes to power suiting. In all shades, the pretty and feminine colour is always a show stopper. To really make a statement, wear it in bright neon and temper the vibe with a white graphic tee underneath. 29Secrets Pick: Monki Slim Peg Trousers & Monki Tailored Blazer from ASOS.
A fabric we really don’t see enough of is corduroy. It’s timeless and durable and adds a touch of masculinity to your look. Style with a fitted oxford blouse, a pair of mules and a structured handbag for the ultimate fall ensemble. 29Secret Picks: Oversize Corduroy Blazer & Pleated Corduroy Trousers from Mango.
There’s no better way to show off your wild side than with an attention-grabbing, multi-coloured striped suit. Yes, it’s a whole lot of look, but isn’t it time you stepped out of your “all black eveyrthing” comfort zone? Plus, you can wear the the blazer and pants as separates when you want to it dial down a bit. Go full-on by layering a printed top that shares a single colour for a harmonious look. 29Secrets Pick: Striped Blazer & Striped Pyjama Style Trousers from Zara.
Main image via Song of Style.