If you read my post on Karen Millen’s amazing tailored dress, you’ll already know I’m partial to a bit of workwear: even although I have absolutely no need of it, given that I work from home, and my “office” is quite often my bed. (Well, not THAT often. I mean, I DO have a home office: it’s just that sometimes I don’t actually make it there…) You don’t necessarily have to work in an office to wear workwear-inspired outfits, though – which is why I was so intrigued by the styling of this Topshop suit.
Now, I love suits. I used to have a closet full of them, back in my office days, and I was quite sad to get rid of them when I started working from home. There’s just something about a tailored jacket and matching trousers that makes me feel ready for anything: it’s just a shame that the fellow residents of my sleepy little Scottish village probably wouldn’t agree with that. And let’s be honest: I WOULD look pretty ridiculous out walking the dog in a trouser suit, wouldn’t I? (Me, I mean, not the dog. He would totally ROCK a trouser suit, and he knows it.)
This way of styling that suit, however, is much more casual: sneakers have the power to dress down absolutely anything you wear them with, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been liking them so much lately. Yes, you heard me: I’ve been liking sneakers. I’ve even considered buying some: who even AM I?!
The thing about sneakers, though, is that they’re comfortable as well as causal – and the older I get, the more I start to appreciate those two things. By pairing them with this pale blue suit, they instantly remove any whiff of “stuffiness” about it – with the hooded top under the jacket helping to remove any doubt. I really like the look: but do you? Here are a couple more examples of it, to help you make up your mind…