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Power Suit

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When you think of a woman in a power-suit, the first thing that comes to mind is usually Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, clad in a matching skirt suit with obvious shoulder pads and big-and-bigger hair. Most modern women are glad to leave this look behind (even when the runways are having an 80’s revival), but are often left wondering new ways to wear a suit while jetting around the workplace. Ladies, meet the statement suit–the contemporary cousin to the power suit; this season, the ladysuit is all about matching separates in bold prints.

If you’re looking to cash-in on this nouveau-flashy trend, the most important element that you have to consider when picking a suit is that every piece (from the jacket to the pants) should fit well. With a trend like this, if you put a colorful pattern on top of an ill-fitting suit and you’ll be sure to have a disaster on your hands. Not every woman is one-size-fits-all though, so if you find a style that you love, but needs a couple of minor tweaks, then invest in a good tailor. Once you have the perfect fit down all you have to do is find a print that looks super-fab on you!

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Alexis Feinberg

Style Contributor: With a background in the fashion merchandising, Alexis Feinberg works as a freelance public relations and social media specialist. Her passions include cooking, entertaining, and of course all things fashion! In the future, Alexis would like to establish her own fashion PR firm and continue to blog at top speeds. Check out her own blog at http://www.streetspavedwithfabric.tumblr.com

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  1. Caroline said:

    Love a great power suit! I’m thinking that I might have to get a crisp jacket and shorts for the summer!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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