The power suit trend has been with us for a while, but it is gaining traction. Bold shoulders make any jacket look more commanding. Women in the workplace, unfortunately need any edge they can muster, as equal pay is still an issue that is not yet reconciled.
Certainly, you have seen me in many jackets with bold shoulders.
Below is my most recent suit look, it is not matching, and clearly this has a feminine edge.
Pink and orange is a fun combination. My Brioni suit jacket is from a menswear line that is super lux and tailored to perfection.
I bought this pink striped jacket at Michael’s consignment store on Madison avenue. It is secondhand, local, and supports a women owned shop; the perfect trifecta for my shopping ethos.
Certainly this jacket looks to be women’s, but it is possible some clever lady tailored it to suit her. Alas, I am grateful to her, as it fits me well!
Perhaps you would not see a camo blouse as the underpinning of this suited look!
In a nutshell, this exemplifies my anti-formulaic style!
One fur clip, bought years ago at a thrift store and a brooch from KCSignatures in my neighborhood adds some bling to this tailored jacket. Can you remember this bag? Extra points as it is reversible, the other side is a silver metallic; so twice the wear!
Embracing the power suit trend is a good way to step into a bolder look. Look below for more examples of the bold shoulder, power suit look in a wide variety of patterns and combinations. You will notice that nothing matches, as that is my preferred style, but I am on the hunt for a suit that does match. I would love one in prints if I can find it!
A sheer jacket with a tweed suit was my choice for NYFW. This is what I wore to see Carmen Marc Volvo last February. While the shoulder is not bold here, the look is menswear inspired with the tweed skirt ( Prada, second hand) and the silk striped blouse. Sheer sportswear is popular now, but my jacket was thrifted about 11 years ago!
Perhaps this is not quite a power suit, but I feel bold in it, so it works for me!
Bold shoulders define this Chanel tweed jacket. Again you see my beloved Marc Cross Grace bag. My blouse is by Pink. These beauties are all second-hand!
This looks fits nicely as an eclectic version of the power suit trend.
Six years ago, I wore this suit for a photo shoot .
It gets worn about once a year. You can guess that I enjoy wearing this dress and jacket separately as well.
The shoulder pads adds a true menswear vibe, but certainly the dress component is feminine ! When I wear this dress now, I wear opaque tights, and mostly I wear the jacket- with denim!
Paired with a sculptural skirt by Oscar de la Renta, my Valentino jacket has bold shoulders and was the perfect quirky suit for the Holiday house show in 2015.
Of course, both pieces are second-hand!
Chinchilla tops this vintage suit. I would not buy new fur. Strong shoulders accent my small waist. This is 10 years old and has matching trousers!
Mismatched eclectic vibes were perfect for a downtown art exhibit in 2015. I miss my friend Dea, who has since moved to California .
So what is your feedback on this bold fashion idea?
Thoughts on this look?
This power suit trend: Is it for you? Would you wear a matching suit or a mismatched one?