If this fabulous suit of Renee's has been in your dreams since WrestleMania (#NotProjectingOrAnything), there are definitely ways to re-create this look for less grand occasions. I'm completely in love with this chic ivory shade...but I'm also a giant, hyper-functional stain magnet, so I chose to re-style this in darker neutrals. The navy version is the most casual, using wide-leg denim pants and a navy linen blazer. It finishes with navy pointy-toe pumps for some extra polish. The black version has a bit more edge to it. It pairs suiting pants in finely-woven wool or cotton with a black blazer. The material here is matte, which walks a great line between office and semi-formal night event. However, you could significantly elevate this look by choosing a crepe or sateen material which has a sheen to it. To keep walking that mid-formal line, I've finished this with brogues, but sneakers would dress it down much further. For a dressier look, go with metallic sandals. While Renee appeared to go undergarment-free (and possibly had the suit closure sewn up slightly to maintain modesty), I would recommend a camisole underneath. Go with a silk piece or something with lace or crochet accents for a feminine touch against the strong statement of the suit, or a slouchy tee for casual cool. A bandeau would be a fun option for date night. I've saved the most critical aspect of this look for last. Ready? Suit jackets turn on subtle details - pockets, shoulder shape, tailoring. One of the most crucial ones is the stance of the jacket, i.e. where the closure is set. A high closure, set just beneath the bust, will act like an empire waist (see rightmost blazer), while a low stance will cause the jacket to be straighter, but also draw the eye downwards, elongating the frame. A mid-stance will be something like a princess seam, tending to create a waistline at the height it's set at. Renee's jacket has a low-mid stance, which gives it that long, slim, refined feel. To re-create this look, pick a jacket with a similar stance. Renee completed her styling with a delicate lariat necklace, a look I love! A short pendant necklace with a thin shape would work the same way. You could also add a little extra texture (or color ;)) by knotting a long, non-bulky rectangle scarf at your neck. Tuck the ends in, or let them flow :) Happy styling!
5/4/2016 11:03:39 am
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5/4/2016 02:50:31 pm
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