#HowToWearIt: Suits for Holiday Fêtes
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As the Paperless Post invites start to fill your inbox, don't let outfit anxiety get the best of you. Sure, you have your go-to dresses from last season, but those have been over Instagrammed and you’re ready for something new. This season, runways were swarmed with suiting and not just for nine-to-five workdays. Designers like Victoria Beckham (above) and Alexander McQueen (as seen on Naomie Harris, below) have embraced a new evening-worthy set of suits that are effortless yet strong—the perfect modern choice for an upcoming fête. To find one that suits you best, go for matchy sets with tuxedo details either in fabrics (satin or velvet trim), colors (black or white), or in menswear-inspired silhouettes. What's nice about a suit is that you can go for an oversized or fitted shape depending on your personal style. Needless to say, there is one that is just right for you.
Recreate Victoria Beckham's fall 2014 look: Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, $240, saksfifthavenue.com; French Connection pumps, $125, macys.com; Charlie May sleeveless coat, $382, farfetch.com; H&M pants, $25, hm.com.
Recreate Cara Delevingne's look: Loeffler Randall clutch, $295, loefflerrandall.com; Alexandre Bierman sandals, $595, farfetch.com; Wendy Nichol earrings, $300, net-a-porter.com; Sandro blazer, $476, sandro-paris.com; Topshop romper, $90, nordstrom.com.
More suiting we love: J. Crew topcoat, $398, jcrew.com; J. Crew blazer, $325, jcrew.com; Sandro dress, $301, sandro-paris.com; Miu Miu brogues, $585, net-a-porter.com; Rebecca Taylor embellished shirt, $275, rebeccataylor.com; Zara blouse, $70, zara.com.
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