For an instantaneous confidence boost, we turn to the power suit. Whether it’s a big job interview or a first date, the power suit exudes confidence. On trend for a few years now, however, the bold suit is due for an update. So as we enter fall 2020, we’re looking for a new perspective on the trend, a unique spin on the classic look.
Luckily, the sartorial world is on the same page. This season, the style is getting a makeover with cutout blazers, mixed-and-matched sets, and the addition of a sophisticated vest for an elevated look no one else will have.
Ahead, how to step up your style with the new power suit.
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Break the rules and stand out in a crowd with a suit that merges colours they warned you about. It’s always a pleasant surprise when opposites come together to create one show-stopping suit.
This structured blazer with contrasting sorbet colours is the perfect example of suit colour-blocking. Peach in pink are truly a match made in heaven.
Pairing perfectly with the above blazer, this trouser has just a touch of colour-blocking. The subtlety makes for a great pant you’ll want to wear as a suit and a separate.
4. Unexpected Cutouts
Show some skin with a suit that turns heads with unexpected cutouts. We’re wearing this to cool off on warmer days or surprise them with a layer underneath of a complementary colour. A suit like this is undeniably on trend.
A cutout blazer makes for the perfect comfortable style, and this one is the ideal colour for fall. Wear it with just your favourite bralette, or a ribbed turtleneck to keep warm.
Introducing a pair of shorts that fit perfectly with a cutout suiting look. Great for warmer weather this fall, they can also be paired with a knee-high boot to keep warm.
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7. Cropped Blazer
A cropped blazer is the cool-girl approach to a casual weekend day spent with friends. A subtle crop can give the classic pinstripe suit a whole new look. With a high-waist, this is a flattering look you won’t want to take off.
Michael Lo Sordo
Try out the cropped blazer with this unique take on the piece, which ties in the back for a flattering and fitted look. We’re wearing it with a cropped turtleneck or a simple bralette.
Michael Lo Sordo
There’s nothing like a wide-leg trouser to round out your fall wardrobe. Coming in the perfect shade of grey, this one will match every top in your closet making it well worth the purchase.
The best of both worlds just got better in the one set that all your friends will want to borrow. A futuristic spin on your favourite printed skirt suit, this look is confidence for days. Add a pop of colour with your accessories for an even bolder look.
Show off the two sides of your personality with a jacket that combines business flair with classic style. Oversized, it’s perfect for layering and, therefore, can be your go-to from early fall to next spring.
A skirt with tights is an easy choice for the season, especially if it’s this two-toned mini. Plus, accentuating your best assets is always in style.
13. Three-Piece Suit
The resurgence of the vest has been top of mind after seeing it all over the runway last fashion week. Now, we’re finding the best way to try out the season’s newest trend is in three-piece-suit form. Adding extra va-va-voom to the everyday suit, this look is no longer for the boys.
MICHAEL Michael Kors
There’s nothing more classic for fall than a checked blazer that seemingly pairs well with every solid and pattern. And don’t leave home without its matching vest.
MICHAEL Michael Kors
A vest is the must-have piece if you’re looking to curate an on-trend winter wardrobe. There’re so many ways to wear it, including over a blouse and under a matching blazer.
MICHAEL Michael Kors
A suit set that features a long skirt is very sophisticated English vibes. The slit in this piece makes it pair perfectly with the thigh-high leather boots we’re pulling out of storage.
17. Two Tones
Who says your suit has to match perfectly? Bring in several shades of the same hue, and you’ll find yourself in an elevated look that will stand the test of time. This is also a great opportunity to make the most out of your closet by exploring two suits in one.
18. Don Jacket
A lilac blazer is an unexpected choice for fall, but who wants to blend into a crowd? If you lean toward brighter hues, this one is for you.
19. Nylon Trackpants
Be the surprise by turning your two-tone suit into an athleisure moment on the bottom. Then cue one your most iconic fashion moments to remember.
20. Bonus Belt
To flatter your figure in an oversized suit, go for a power suit with a matching belt. Also an easy way to add cinch to bundled and layered looks in the colder months, this look is as functional as it is chic.
Cropped, belted, and the perfect shade of periwinkle, this is a blazer we’re coveting for the new season. With structured lapels and an adjustable belt, it will perfectly complete every look.
22. Blue Wrap Skirt
We love any opportunity to wear a good miniskirt, and this one has a cross-over waist that makes it better than the rest. Oh, and it has pockets.
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23. Ruffled Suit
If you like to suit up in more feminine attire, designers are making it easy for you to adopt the power suit trend. With delicate detailing and ruffles galore, this style is pretty-silhouette perfection.
We’ve lately been leaning toward a linen blazer to keep us cool and stylish for many seasons to come. This one comes with a removable ruffled belt, making it two looks in one.
These wide-leg pants, with their neutral hue ideal for the fall season, will go perfectly with every pair of boots in your closet.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.