The New Suits
In the past couple of years, I’ve heard so many of my friends enthusiastically consider uniform dressing, a wardrobe concept that embraces minimalism in an attempt to make it easier to get dressed in the morning. Personally, my fundamental need to express myself creatively through my appearance is too overwhelming to commit to a minimalist aesthetic, but I respect their desire to minimize the number of decisions they have to make on a daily basis.
As we’ve cycled (and recycled) through trends, a delightful collision of athleisure and 1990s/2000s trends has created an abundance of creative suiting options, no matter if you’re headed to the office, the weekend, the gym, or even a night out. After searching high & low, I’ve collected my favorite matching separates for every occasion in the gallery below.
Urban Bliss Matching Denim Separates
When I said the 90s were bringing matching sets back, I meant it. This lovely pastel yellow denim jacket & matching skirt gives me delia’s catalog vibes in the best way. Can you imagine this with checkerboard Vans & daisy earrings? I sure can.
Lane Bryant Striped Soft Suit
I’ll never forget when my mom convinced me to buy a pinstripe pantsuit in high school. I wore it for every “event” because, frankly, it fit me very well, but I hated every minute of it. It felt like a costume and I suspect that it still would if I could fit into it. This soft suit feels modern, effortless, and when worn separately could easily translate to a more casual look.
ELOQUII Floral Brocade Suit
There are so many things to love about this brocade suit, from the mini floral print to the soft sheen of the fabric, and the navy edging on the jacket, it brings a smile for my face just daydreaming about wearing it.
ELOQUII Floral Brocade Jacket, $139.90
ELOQUII Floral Brocade Pants, $99.90
Imagine my surprise when I clicked into this Puma plus size tracksuit on ASOS and discovered that it was available in sizes XL to 5XL? You could have knocked me over with a feather! As a former athlete, I’m delighted that tracksuits have made a comeback in fresh silhouettes and vibrant colors. No more boring black & white or tearaway windbreaker pants, thank goodness.
ELOQUII Lavender Suit
ELOQUII Long Tailer Blazer, $139.90
ELOQUII Wide Leg Cropped Pants, $89.90