This is as close to a pantsuit as I get these days. A pantsuit to me implies matchy-matchy…most often the jacket matches the pants perfectly and is appropriate in most professional settings. The official definition says the garments are made of the same materials in a pantsuit. I own a couple of these types of suits and use them when the business meeting warrants it.Don’t get me wrong…I think a quality pantsuit with a beautiful silk blouse is super chic and classy. But, lately my style is a bit more creative and on the move. So, I find myself breaking up the suits and wearing the suit jacket with denim. Today, I am wearing two pieces I purchased last fall from the Chico’s Fall 2016 collection. The matching fabric creates a different type of pantsuit and I am wearing it with an Eileen Fisher tank in the paprika color. I also mix these pieces up with different colors and textiles.
This is more relaxed than the traditional pantsuit. I spend most of my days at a desk, editing, or running back and forth to the graphics editors’ office. I might have an occasional meeting in office. When I go out for meeting, I often step it up …closer to the traditional pantsuit. But, as I said…I like to mix it up!
Whenever I retire, I know I will not let go of the suit jackets with my jeans…I love that look too much. But, perhaps a traditional suit will only be worn to an occasional wedding!
Do you still wear pantsuits? Do you ever break them up for a more casual style?
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