How To Start Wearing Pantsuits


The pantsuit has become an icon over the past couple of years. It’s definitely an exciting piece to add to your wardrobe, but it can be a little intimidating at first. Here are a few tips on how to master the sleek, empowering look, no matter how bold you want to be!

It’s All In The Fit

Every pantsuit is different. Just like any other piece of clothing – a dress, a shoe, a top – you’re going to want to find a fit that works best for you. When it comes to pantsuits, there are pretty much three fits: slim and fitted, oversized, and straight. A slim fit is perfect if you want to maintain a feminine look, and the oversized fit is for the bold! If you want to stick to the classics, the straight look is for you. Everlane has a really nice slim fit, and I’m obsessed with this Anne Klein straight-leg suit. But, if you really want to make a statement, go for Zara’s emerald set.

Find The Right Shoe

The shoe you pair with your pantsuit can make or break the entire look. The best option is a heel. Since you’re completely covering up, which can shrink you, a heel will help elongate your body. Of course, not every woman wants to be wearing a heel all day. If you’re not into heels, try a kitten heel or a block heel. Kitten heels are only 1-2 inches high, and block heels are much wider. Both offer much more support and stability than a regular 3-5 inch heel. Some great options for a pantsuit are the Marc Fisher Zala Pump, the Alice and Olivia Marrgo Leather Heel and Theory’s Suede Kitten Heel Pump.

Have Confidence!

Lastly, wearing a new piece of clothing is all about your attitude. If you show people you’re nervous, it changes the whole look. So, when you’re wearing a pantsuit, make sure your confidence is dialed all the way up! Trust me, if you act like you’re the CEO of Google, everyone else will believe it too.