Style Inspiration & Brief Election Thoughts: Pantsuits for All!

So.

It’s now been a week since the country seemingly imploded in shock and despair due to the fact that a sexual-assaulting, climate change-denying, wall-building, KKK-endorsed demagogue who probably doesn’t pay taxes was elected. And a week later, it still doesn’t feel real -nor should it- that a man with zero political experience or grasp on reality (we now have a president who “doesn’t understand” why we can’t use nukes and thinks global warming is a hoax; no, really) beat a woman who, despite her arguably numerous faults, was the most qualified candidate for the job in recent history. Male or female, period.

As a writer, my immediate reaction was to write something sharing my thoughts on the situation, but was confronted with the problems of a) not wanting to contribute to the over-saturation of similarly-voiced thought pieces shared everywhere from your Facebook feed to The Huffington Post and b) not knowing the appropriate platform for what I had to say. This is a fashion blog. There is obviously very little overlap between a Trump presidency and fashion, short of the impact on international trade, and frankly the importance of fashion in this political mess ranks somewhere below the influence of a Trump presidency on the spray tan industry. There are more important things at stake here.

Instead, I’m going to focus on one of the superficial positives that came out of this election season. Namely, the reemergence of the pantsuit. Previously the villain in most of my business casual nightmares, pantsuits are starting to grow on me. And so, in a small tribute to Hillary Clinton that seemed fitting (pun intended) though far too inconsequential for what she deserves, I present you with this week’s fashion inspo: the re-imagined pantsuit. Pantsuits for all! Bankers and J. Crew lovers rejoice!

All images taken from my Pinterest.

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thank you.

 

13 Comments

  1. Oh girlllll… I am so with you. And love your voice, so if you wanted to contribute to the overly saturated political commentary I would have gladly read 🙂 Praise the pants suit! And prayers that the electoral vote will be abolished after this mess.

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  2. The velvet play suit is soon pretty!!! I am in love with this style!!! #goals

    http://xoxobella.com

  3. Love the pink and burgundy suits! So chic!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  4. I love the suit look with sneakers!

  5. I love the plaid suit- such an interesting look!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  6. So many great suit!! I love the suede suits!

  7. The last picture of the pink pantsuit is so lovely!!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  8. I actually love the pink pantsuit at the top and the white one! I didn’t use to like them but I like them now! They’re just so professional and can look good when done right!

  9. These are all great picks! I really love that first pink pantsuit!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  10. I am so happy pants suits are making a comeback, though! Such cute style!!

  11. I’ve never worn a pantsuit but they look so professional and chic! These are such great picks!

  12. Girl I’m equally as devastated as you. Props for not being afraid to use this online space to voice your frustration!

  13. I’ve never worn a pantsuit and probably never will since I wear scrubs, but they’re pretty impressive!

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