About a month ago, we were invited to an event that was business attire, and I had the most difficult time deciding what to wear. I knew most of the people attending were from law firms and political groups, and here I was a work-from-home fashion blogger… Not exactly the closet full of workwear options, right? But a light bulb went off, and I reached for a classic pantsuit that I’ve had for YEARS.
Keep Reading The Classic Pantsuit
This particular black pantsuit was one that I had found at Nordstrom a long time ago, and I would wear it on press conference days when I worked for LSU Athletics. It was a go-to on days when I didn’t want to think about what to wear to work. It’s seen it’s fair share of wear, but I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it! (It’s not available anymore, but I’m linking to a few styles in the widget above!)
That same black pantsuit spawned a conversation that night with some of the other wives about how they wanted to find in a classic pantsuit style like mine. Then it dawned on me how pantsuits are really the answer to so many outfit dilemmas! They be polished enough to wear to business events, and they can also be dressy enough for those black tie invites. You know – the ones where you’re not entirely sure if you’re supposed to wear a formal gown or not? It even motivated me to get another one – the navy tie-front pantsuit in today’s post!
Ps. Also obsessed with this black pantsuit by the same brand!
It’s actually got me rethinking my holiday party outfits and if I should spring for a pantsuit instead. Plus, there are SO many pretty ones this year! What do you think? Will you be looking at pantsuit styles this upcoming holiday season?
photos by Lainey Reed