If you are new here, this blog is mostly about interiors and lifestyle but we also have fun with fashion occasionally. I find that my fashion is like my interiors: classic and casual.
Pantsuits are back! Just more casual than how we wore them in the ’90s.
My dad used to say that if you didn’t wear something new on Easter Sunday “the birds will get you.” As a child, I, of course, believed him. But who made that up? Retailers? Well, how about if we look in our closets and create NEW outfits from what may already be there.
Spring Fashion In San Francisco
Living in the beautiful city of San Francisco, we wear dark colors/business casual clothes almost all year round. I take the bus or cable car and walk a lot. It can be chilly so layers are smart. By the way, I’m 63 years old and meant to lose five pounds before this post, but oh well.
The Versatile Spring Pantsuit Four Ways
The versatility of the suit idea came from my daughter’s fashion stylist friend, Allison Bornstein (follow her on Instagram–her stories are great for women of all ages).
Here’s how to wear a lightweight crepe suit in different ways. You could use a jacket/blazer and pants already in your closet. My Theory pantsuit was a bit of an investment but I know it will get a lot of wear. There are some examples of where to get other lightweight suits later in the post.
Basically, by switching things up with accessories you can feel put together quickly. The suit concept is good for travel. There are some affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting CCH!
1. Casual Suit/Sneaker Ensemble
This is with the trendy white sneaker (thank you, fashion gods, for making something so comfortable considered stylish). I’ve seen this sneaker look a lot on the streets of Paris for the last few years. In this shoe, I ordered a size down.
The striped cotton button-down shirt is a classic. I would wear this to visit clients.
2. Dressy Casual with a White Tee Shirt and Block-heeled Sandals
A basic white tee-shirt makes it feel more modern. I’m wearing a “statement necklace” but Chief is my favorite black and white accessory.
3. Silk Peasant Blouse and Espadrilles
With high waisted slacks, you can wear them with or without the jacket. I’ve had this Joie silk blouse for years.
I find these four-year-old espadrille wedges to be really comfortable. If you have feet issues, or just want happy feet, check out The Walking Company. My sister introduced them to me.
4. Casual With Suit Jacket and Jeans
This is what I wore to the movies downtown on Sunday. I walked there to meet Howard…1.5 miles in those comfortable perforated booties. On super sale at Nordstrom Rack. I’ve had mine for three years and would order another pair but they are out of my size.
Push the sleeves up for a different look. I buy most of my jeans at the Banana Republic. The leopard leather belt is new. The crossbody bag doesn’t get too heavy on my shoulders and holds two pairs of glasses, phone, wallet, etc).
Also, for Spring suits check out Ann Taylor and the Banana Republic.
And that’s how to wear a Spring Pantsuit Four Ways!