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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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Candy Colored Dreams

Well first of all, Happy New Year everyone!!! I'm hoping that everyone had a safe and fun holiday season. I just got back from the East Coast for the past 3 weeks, and it feels amazing to be back in the California sunshine! Today's post is actually really part 2 of our last post, Ice Cream, stemming from my recent obsession with everything color. While generally in the winter we tend to gravitate to darker colors and of course black, I love doing the opposite for an unexpected vibrant splash. Of course, no look is complete without a colorful fur coat or sweater - I've been seeing them literally EVERYWHERE. I wore my favorite Zara booties for both looks- while I love color it's hard to ditch my favorite black booties du jour. Sometimes anchoring a colorful look with black accessories can provide great contrast. (I also did this in our Think Pink post). 

For today we have not one but TWO colored looks that Michele Andersen shot for me before we took off for the Holiday! So excited for 2015- we have lots more coming for you I can't wait to share. Shortly we will be launching a newly redesigned homepage, and next week we'll be back to black from NYC, stay tuned. 

xo, The Style Sauce

Fur Vest, Zara

Fur Vest,  Zara . Booties,  Zara . Pantsuit, H and M, N/A, similar  here

Fur Vest, Zara. Booties, Zara. Pantsuit, H and M, N/A, similar here

Pink Fur Vest, Zara. Chrysalis Ring & Bracelet, House of Harlow 1960

Pink Fur Vest, Zara. Chrysalis Ring & Bracelet, House of Harlow 1960

Black platform booties, Zara.

Navy blue faux-fur jacket, Zara

Bag "Mini Maise" ,  Kate Spade

Bag "Mini Maise" , Kate Spade

All photos courtesy Michele Andersen. All rights reserved, The Style Sauce 2015.