WHY WE LOVE IT
After several years of deftly pairing separates, fashion reframes its most pulled-together portrait: the matched suit. These two options share undeniable strengths.
HOW TO WEAR IT
The jacket is tailored with '40s exactitude—shoulders high, waist nipped. (Belts are welcome. Traditional blouses need not apply.) Both skirt and pants are flared at the bottom. The desired impression is that you are in command, so heels and good posture and essential.
Photos: (left to right) Michael Kors, Dries Van Noten, Rodarte, Giorgio Armani
French Connection Blazer and Skirt
Viscose-polyamide, blazer ($288) and skirt ($168); 212-219-1197.
Ted Baker Jacket and Skirt
Ted Baker Wool Jacket and Skirt, $365 and $199 BUY IT
Elizabeth and James Blazer and Pants
Elizabeth and James Polyester-viscose Blazer and Pants, $395 and $285 BUY IT
Blk Dnm Jacket and Pants
Wool, jacket ($600) and pants ($350) with satin trim; 212-966-6258.