Blake Lively's Stylish Week Of Suits
Hey Upper East Siders, here's 7 ways to style a suit…
22 August 2018
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This week actress Blake Lively has given us a masterclass in how to style menswear-inspired fashion, with seven versatile pantsuit looks. From Gossip Girl plaid to '80s neon, Lively has traded the summer sundress for fitted suits of every shade, fabric and style –making a serious case for smart-chic dressing.
Sporting a series of slick suits, on and off the red carpet, Blake Lively proved that suits aren’t just for the office, or exclusive to menswear! Suits don’t have to be dull either, as Lively showcased sequin details, tailored shorts, a dusty rose shade we have to have and a double dose of velvet –we’re sold, can Blake Lively style us too?!
However, Lively’s love of suits isn’t out of the blue, as we suspect her recent tailored runway is to honour her latest character Emily from ‘A Simple Favour.’ Blake is currently on a promotion tour for the new crime-drama, which has clearly inspired her to become a suit connoisseur.
We can’t fault the flair and elegance of Lively’s latest looks, as we’ve highlighted all the suits Blake Lively has worn this week. Lively has given us a suit for each day of the week, so here are 7 ways to own the menswear-inspired fashion trend –why not try it yourself…
Start the new week off with a dose of power-dressing! Make a statement in meetings with something like this chic white suit with pinstriped detailing. Modest fashion is all about layering, which is also tipped to be a big autumn trend, so a three-piece suit is the perfect style staple to layer and wear endlessly.
Beat the Monday blues with jewel tones and soft textures. Get stylish in crush velvet which looks ever so chic on Blake and also comfy, especially when the air-con is on full blast!
There's no better way to get over hump day than with a midweek ladies night, so go bold and be bright for a night in the city. Kim Kardashian has also been loving neon shades, as this suit certainly makes a statement. But, with flash cars and the world's tallest everything, Dubai isn't for the understated, so the world's brightest suit will fit in perfectly, right?!
On Wednesday's we wear plaid and own the girl-boss look. Smarten up for the office and style a tie way better than you ever could for school. We love this preppy, yet elegant look.
It's the end of the working-week so be a bit more daring and try tailored shorts or suit alternatives. Go OTT on colours, textures and trends, and experiment with everything in one look –it’s almost the weekend so be fabulous and add some bling with a broach.
Hello Friday night dinner parties, galas and grand occasions, this is the look for you. Or if you're just out for drinks or Friday brunch, try a suit that has a bit of sparkle, like the sequin detailing on Blake's suit for the VMAs. Also, we love the all white look.
Saturdays are for strolling, shopping and maybe a cinema trip or a family meal, so this casual suit is the perfect fit for a chilled day. We're also adding more dusty pink into our wardrobe this autumn.