How to style a pantsuit

 A crossbody is a great low- maintenance option for styling with a pantsuit like this one from  Hammitt  

A crossbody is a great low- maintenance option for styling with a pantsuit like this one from Hammitt  

Pantsuits, jumpers, rompers with pants, whatever you want to call them, can be such a chic wardrobe staple, but also super hard to style. If you don't do it just right, it can end up looking like you woke up and rolled out of bed and hit the grocery store, or even worse, like you're a city worker or train conductor. While it's totally fine to have a nod to looking similar to the man who painted your house or an inmate, it's not usually my goal to totally go for it - Halloween not included.

All that aside, it's about the way you put it together, the width of the leg, if it has sleeves, etc. Here are a few tips for styling a pantsuit that will have you looking stylish, not in bed clothes or like you live at the state penitentiary. 

1) Layer up: Adding a scarf, vest, or jacket can break up the pantsuit and take it to a whole different level, or even make it look like just pants with a sweater!

 Cashmere "Burbank" shawl, Kit and Ace. 

Cashmere "Burbank" shawl, Kit and Ace. 

2) Different leg width, different shoes: I love these pointed bow front slides (similar here) that I'm wearing in this post for pantsuits that are cinched at the ankle or skinny thought the leg. Other great options are mules, or flat sneakers. For a wider leg pantsuit or one with a flared leg, a platform, heeled bootie, or sneaker could be great, depending how long it is and where it sits. 

Fashion blogger the style sauce wears red pantsuit black scarf black pointed slides zara

3) Belt it, or opt for a pantsuit that cinches at the waist : As you can see here this pantsuit has a drawstring at the waist. I've never met a pantsuit I liked that didn't cinch somewhere on the torso area. Make sure you accentuate the waist or cinch at the hips with a belt to make sure your body isn't lost in all the fabric! 

 Azalea SF tie-front jumpsuit in "red wine" :  shop here.  

Azalea SF tie-front jumpsuit in "red wine" : shop here. 

The Style Sauce fashion blog red pantsuit Azalea SF blogger

All photos in this posts courtesy of Victoria Gold. Check her out! 

Take a look at the gallery below to shop this exact outfit and some of my other favorite pantsuits.

xx, Genevieve

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