Sometimes it takes my eyes a while to adjust to a certain look or style, but once I do, I become slightly manic about tracking it down. This is what has happened to me with this Spring’s silk satin suit. Done wrong (basically anything cut from inexpensive material) a silk satin suit is tacky. Done right a silk suit is both timeless and cool. You can wear the blazer during the day with jeans, or the pants with sneakers. At night, worn together will the simplest black sandals, it is just plain chic.
My favorite is by Sisi Li of Nells Nelson (whom I’ve profiled before). This season, she has designed options—a short blazer, a longer, lean one, a maxi skirt and slim pants. I’m opting for the slim pants and blazer….It feels like a modernized version of 90s Jil Sander which I love. Another good option is from Nili Lotan, her fitted blazer and voluminous pleated pants were inspired by Bianca Jagger’s wedding suit in the 70s. Who can argue with that kind of inspiration?
top image courtesy Nells Nelson