Brace yourselves ladies, the power suit is your versatile Decemberistan wardrobe go – to!
With soaring hot weather and unprecedented torrential rain, we can’t even fathom the advent of winter, but we all know it’ll come and if the last two years is a criteria to go by, we’ll have some chilly nights. December – usually the shaadi month, has wrapped in it all the monstrosity of getting ready, heading to a brunch, a sundowner, show face at an after hours, either way, your wardrobe needs versatility. The real power of new age power suits is just that, if plain with stylish cuts you can wear them up with over the top accessories and a classy pair of strappy heels. While we love the look of traditional power suits in neutral and subtle colours – this Decemberistan screams out loud for breaking out of the colour stereotypes, so bring out that Pantone colour sheet and be as creative and daring as you want.
The best part of the power suit is you don’t need to hide and wrap yourselves up in a bunch of shawls exiting your house as you head from event to event – it covers enough and if you choose to deep neck it, you can always wear a scarf which you can put away when you get into your event. The pants can be wide legged and even bell bottomed – as per the 70’s trend or straight cut, mostly having them loose and having the suit itself being edgy and cut fit really adds to your silhouette. You can wear a tube top under the suit jacket and leave the jacket buttons open or wear the jacket as a shirt with a deep neckline. The best part of this outfit is that compliments every body type and can be customised to how you feel to be right.
Brands like Zara, Mango, Next, may be a tad it off everyone’s price point – instead with the dearth of personalised designers and tailors – experiment making these. OR, tailors that make men’s suits are a very low key catch for this outfit and the colour and cloth of your choice can be picked from the gazillion cloth markets. So grab that shocking pink, that neon lime green or the pastely lavender (to go with the dreamy December sunsets in Karachi) and go customise them with big buttons and brooches. One can go to Moosajees, the Ambassador tailor in Zamzama (who by the way do great shirts for women as well), check out Instagram pages such as Rum and Harry and Pelago to name a few.
The looks below are of some power suits over the years worn by female celebrities and accessorised accordingly:
This drop dead gorgeous Victoria Secret model can do no wrong in our eyes. She brings bright and confident on the table with this daring crimson Michael Kors powersuit which she dons with red lipstick and simple jewellery.
We absolutely love this black textured Nanette Lepore power suit – especially great for the evenings and can be paired up with so much, maybe even a bright coloured tank top or silk slip underneath for the bolder ones amongst us – just like she’s added that little bit of pop with the red clutch!
Like her sister, Solange can do no wrong when it comes to pulling off daring empowering outfits with accents of class and glamour. The print on print power suit from Just Cavalli has us inspired! Definitely one of our personal go-to’s!
Our forever inspiration for classy, funky and chic fashion is seen here in a Victor & Rolf mustard and black edged power suit. Now depending on the time of day one can easily brunch with this and a cute black headband and then add some glittery heels and a sleek cat eye with an updo to really make that statement pairing.
Our very own desi goddess rocks a day time/afternoon look in a beautiful pink belted power suit sourced by the Sassy Store – the silver heels really make this a look that you could pull off at night too – p.s. with your highlighter on fleek, you’re ready to go dance the night away!