Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: The Street-Style Suit

19.4.16

Personal Style: The Street-Style Suit


A vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of Chic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
This is the type of garment you see and think – that's a street-style piece.

We all know that one of my greatest talents (and hobbies) is thrift/secondhand/vintage shopping. You can find the coolest things at these types of shops, and best of all – you can afford them. Often, the wares are unwearable, and are suitable only for repurposing, but often, they are just in need of some love (and, occasionally, are good-as-new, like these gorgeous patent-leather peep-toes). Trendy, risky, or ridiculous clothing are suddenly an option for those of us with heart-stoppingly small paychecks, and the wear-once-then-donate lifestyle is also a possibility. This striped-all-over pantsuit is not something I would have even considered purchasing outside of the pay-what-you-want boutique I found it in – but I believe my price for this fun two-piece was about $2 (and the $100-new heels were $3 at another shop).

A vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of ChicA vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of Chic

A vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of Chic 
A vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of ChicA vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of Chic

A vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of Chic 
A vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of ChicA vertical-stripe-printed pantsuit with classic heels is the chicest way to make a statement while elongating your frame. | Nothing Short of Chic
Photography by Annika Cleland-Hura Suit: Thrifted |  Heels: Guess (Thrifted) | Bag: Maxime (Thrifted)

Everyone knows that vertical stripes elongate you, so it follows logically that heels + allover vertical stripes would make you look (at least marginally) like you have a frame to rival Karlie Kloss. It also is a statement-making, conversation-starting, confidence-boosting ensemble for everything from office meetings to a girls' brunch (simply play around with the cut of the pantsuit to find a transitional one that works for you). And on top of it all, you'll still feel polished despite being standout – after all, this print is just a more defined take on the pinstripe, which has been the sophisticated print for ages (along with houndstooth, to be sure). And the best part? The pieces are so mix-and-match-able! A striped blazer will always be in style, and you can't go wrong with vertical-stripe pants.

Tell me whether you'd rock a striped suit like this, and if not, what bold colors or prints you prefer!

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