As seen on fashion personalities and editors alike, soft suiting has slowly but surely replaced the meticulously fitted tailoring borrowed from the boys. Basically, it’s a laid-back alternative to the traditional suit — one that has a more fluid and comfy silhouette. Pair the blazer with a feminine dress or skirt and you’ll get an ensemble that is just the right mix of business formal and business casual.
Take your cue from Pierpaolo Piccioli, whose take dabbles in the bohemian: a flowy, printed maxi dress paired with a ’70s cut blazer and a silk turban on the Valentino runway. Or, do it like stylish Korean singer Sunmi, and go with a pleated tartan skirt and a pair of low-heeled booties for a mix of preppy and chic. Style inspiration above whichever way you swing.