I love a beautiful suit, but there just aren’t that many occasions when I need to dress quite that formally. I spent some time the other day playing with my royal blue skirt suit and found 3 new ways to wear those pieces in a variety of looks. Here’s how …
This vivid blue ponte knit skirt and jacket (Butterick 6641 for those of you who sew*) gives me a very polished look for community speaking engagements and other dressy situations. But those don’t come up that frequently, and it would be a shame to leave these comfy, easy-to-wear pieces hanging in the closet waiting for the next one.
Pairing the royal jacket with a basic black ponte pencil skirt was a relative no-brainer, and it takes on a fun twist with the addition of a diagonal striped back-and-white knit top. Pushing up the sleeves makes the jacket more relaxed.
Royal jacket over a jade green shell is one of my favorite color mixes — and the rayon knit of the jacket is cool and comfy enough to wear in warm weather with classic white jeans. I have a fun summer scarf that links this combo … but I forgot to put it on when I snapped this picture.
And the skirt gets another styling with this mock wrap jersey top in a multi-bright tropical print.
What new outfits can YOU make by viewing your suits as separate jackets and bottoms? It’s like getting new clothes for free!
* The jacket has some interesting construction details including sneaky inside lining pockets. Those of you who sew can read details on PatternReview.com . NOTE: If you click on the little heart icon under my photo on the review, I think you’ll get notification when I post additional projects.