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Ready, Set, Style: How to Style the Power Suit 

Women’s tailoring is here to stay – so let’s learn how to style it in 5-minutes! 

From professional settings to drinks with the girls, you can style blazers, skirts and wide-leg tailored trousers for just about any occasion to look put together, on-trend and timeless, all at the same time.  

Read on to learn how to style your women’s suit for any occasion. 

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1. How to Style a Suit for Casual Occasions 

Dress it down: From essentials like plain tees to graphic tees, styling these with your blazer and trousers or jeans gives off a super cool edgy vibe.  

Footwear: Try some pumps and trainers if you’re looking to be on-the-go all day, if you want a smarter edge, try loafers or ankle boots for a sleeker look.  

Accessories: Try a cross-body bag that looks super minimal – you can also try a belt or layering some necklaces to really elevate the ensemble. 

Joe’s Top Tip: Roll or bunch up your sleeves to really bring that casual side out. 

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2. How to Style a Suit for Work 

Classic Blouse: If you’re going to work or a more professional setting, try a crisp white blouse – this should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe – so invest in a high quality one while you can. 

Heels: Choose a classic pump or closed-toe shoe to bring that professional side out. We like block-heeled shoes for a super sleek sophisticated vibe.  

Structured Bag: We love a structured tote or a satchel bag for an accessory that does all the talking. Structured bags offer a real message that goes beyond your outfit, it speaks about your personality – and in this case – your professional side. 

Jewellery: We like a simple droplet earring and minimal effect jewellery like pendants to keep in with the professional vibe. 

Joe’s Top Tip: Pull your hair back into a low ponytail for an everyday style or slick it back into a high ponytail if you want to make the entire look a bit more dramatic. 

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3. Styling a Women’s Suit for Formal Events 

The Suit: Opt for a sleek tailored suit in a moleskin fabric with deep, rich colours. This offers plenty of opportunity for texture mixing that gives the entire outfit a thought-out approach.  

Lace Camisole: Try a satin camisole to take advantage of the texture-mixing. This should be all one colour that’s complimentary to your suit.  

High Heels: Choose some statement heels to ramp up the glamour. If you prefer something sleeker, we love a strappy sandal to add some height with a minimalist touch.  

Clutch Bag: A clutch bag is ideal for a formal event, however if there’s a chain for your shoulder, this bag will become super versatile, making it an absolute essential for formal dressing.  

Statement Jewellery: If you’re wearing a lace cami, we love a long chain with a statement pendant on it. We also love layering bracelets and big rings to bring out your personality in the outfit.  

Joe’s Top Tip: You can wear this formal style in many places effortlessly, from brunch with the girls all the way up to weddings and every event in between.  

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4. Business Casual 

Mix and Match: When it comes to business casual, you can mix and match your suit pieces with different trousers, skirts, jeans – you name it! Each piece of a suit will give a formal edge on its own, allowing you to play around with knits, shoes, floral tops and more. 

Loafers or Flats: Choose comfortable yet stylish footwear like our gorgeous loafers that are trendy and practical for whatever the day has in store for you.  

Tote Bag: Go crazy on the bag – because why not? Business casual is a very fun dress code to play around with, so your favourite tote bag definitely has a place in this ensemble! 

Joe’s Top Tip: Business casual gives the most leeway for preppy style, so if that’s something you’d like to play around with it, give it a try! 

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5. Social Gatherings 

Play with Colour: Choose a colour of suit that you love, like magenta or teal and really run with it. Bonus points if your suit is patterned! 

Casual Tops: We love a striped tee to bring some Parisian vibes to the party, however you can also try a lightweight knit if it’s a little chilly outside.  

Pumps or Flats: If weekend day drinks are on the table, we recommend pumps or flats to keep you comfortable from day to night. We all know how much trouble we can get up to after a tipple or two! 

Crossbody Bag: When it comes to a social gathering, a cross-body bag is your friend. Lightweight and practical, it’ll fit all of your essentials in so they’re out of sight, out of mind and always within reach. 

Fun Accessories: Try a pair of big sunnies, a scarf or a neck-tie to really bring your personality out. Other cute options are a headband, big hair clips or chunky jewellery. 

Joe’s Top Tip: Really have some fun with this one! Experiment with your accessories to really elevate this outfit and don’t be afraid to go bold.  

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Overall, it’s fine to consider the specific occasion and the dress code to how and when you’ll wear your suit – but here at Joe browns we believe in wearing what makes you feel remarkable, whenever and wherever you want!  

So consider your personal style overall when wearing your next suit – be sure to share your outfits with us on Facebook and Instagram! As always, keep an eye on our Inspiration page for more style guides! 



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