OOTD: Checked Suit

When I search for suits online, it’s pretty much always men’s that come up in the results. Few shops sell women’s suits online, and I’ve never known a single one have them show up before men’s.

I feel powerful in a suit. I feel strong, confident and like I have my life together. Most particularly, I enjoy a loud suit. One that turns heads. Some of you may have seen my pink Topshop number. When I spotted this bluish/purple suit in the sale, I had to own it. Great women’s suits are hard to come by on the high street, so when I do find one, I tend to snap it up.

I want to build up a work-wear wardrobe for when I start my new job. I’ve already been informed that I won’t need to dress overly smart, but I’m not one to do things by half when it comes to fashion. I’m either wearing my pyjamas with my hair in a topknot and my Body Shop bunny ears headband keeping the stray hairs out of my eyes, or I am all-out. There is no in between and I’m not sure I know the meaning of the word casual. If I’m getting dressed, I do it with the fact I could take blog photos, or see someone from high school.


Outfit details

Top – Nasty Gal

Blazer – Miss Selfridge

Trousers – Miss Selfridge

Shoes – New Look (read more here)

Belt – New Look

Watch – Modu (read more here)


Suits are great because you get at least three outfits out of it. The full co-ord; the trousers with a different top; or the blazer with alternative bottoms. This suit is from Miss Selfridge, and was £15 for the jacket and £10 for the trousers, coming in at £22.50 once I added my student discount. I love my Topshop suit, and since both Topshop and Miss Selfridge are owned by Arcadia, I figured that they would be similar in quality, too.

The colour is so unusual, and perhaps not something I would usually wear, but I’m trying to be more experimental in my choices like with this teal jumpsuit.

Not only are suits mega smart, but they are becoming increasingly more popular in street style. A suit isn’t just work-wear anymore – they’re sassy and bloody cool if you ask me. Suits aren’t just for men. They’re for women too. Wear them to work, for dates, for weddings, with mates; for drinks, to gigs, to parties/shindigs. Don’t be confined to what society thinks you should wear. Women can wear suits for any occasion, in heels and look badass. It’s just a shame females don’t get equal pay for wearing them, too.

6 Comments

  1. April 25, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    These pictures are so pretty! Suits do give women that confident, girl boss look. I love your style, this looks so cute on you!

    Caroline | http://caroomakeupblog.com

  2. April 25, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    I’m a bit obsessed with how this post is set out!! These photos are amazing. Good luck in your new job hun!

  3. April 25, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    I love the way you’ve been able to dress this suit up & down for different occasions. Such versatility!

  4. May 5, 2019 / 8:33 am

    You look AMAZING in that suit!! I completely agree suits make you feel so badass!

    Chloe x | chloececiliagoescouture.com

  5. May 5, 2019 / 9:45 am

    This outfit is so cute love the combination together!

  6. May 5, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    I don’t think I have ever tried on or considered getting a womens suit before but you make it look very smart! I love it!

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