The Pant Suit for Young Professional Women

February 25, 2018

Gucci Dupe Belt worn over a blazer

Blazer // Pants // Gucci Belt // Gucci Belt Dupe! // Camisole // Handbag // Patent Pumps // Earrings

I remember in my third of year of law school having conversations with my fellow female law students about how much we dreaded having to wear a pant suit to work. We complained about the lack of options out there, the ill-fitted cut of most women’s suits, and the high price point. I think we all envisioned ourselves stuck going to work in a 1980s baggy, shapeless pant suit. Ugh!

Upon graduating law school and starting LegalLee Blonde I went on the hunt for pant suits that were flattering & affordable and was luckily able to find a number of great ones at places like Ann Taylor, RW & Co, and Banana Republic.

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Once I realized that there were in fact pant suits being made for young women who needed suits that were professional but also comfortable and fashionable; I started paying more attention to the shape / tailoring of these suits and thinking about how else they could be styled to keep them from looking “stuffy”.

When choosing a ‘youthful’ pant suit; I recommend looking for ones with fitted blazers (2 button blazers tend to allow for the most fitted shape through the body) and slim leg or ‘skinny’ pants. This black women’s pant suit from RW & Co is hands down my favorite pant suit. I loved the fitted blazer and the slim leg pants give a youthful, fashionable look without being too tight to be worn to the office / while working.

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With a couple of youthful suits in my closet, I turned my mind to how they could be styled to up the “trendy” or fashion-forward factor even more. My number one trick? Wearing a belt over top of your suit. I have never had a senior lawyer or corporate staffer find this look anything but professional, and yet it still allows you to make a ‘boring’ suit your own!

When choosing a belt, opt for wider belts (1 inch minimum would be my recommendation). I recommend a wider belt because you do need something relatively substantial to sit properly on top of a thick fabric like a blazer.

This Gucci Dupe belt is THE GREATEST THING EVER haha. You may recall my skinny gucci dupe belt that I wore with this Los Angeles Work Day outfit and with this black sheer/glitter blouse. This wider belt is made by the same company, and again is under $20. I can’t recommend it enough!

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18 responses to “The Pant Suit for Young Professional Women”

  1. Bev says:

    Elegant pantsuit. Could be dressing up with jewellery and perhaps a lacy cami and open toed heels to take you from the office to date night. Good find !

  2. Jessica says:

    Beautiful pieces! Yes, that is my favorite cut and definitely feels the most fresh and flattering!

    • Lee says:

      Thank you! And right?! I think it is flattering on every figure and just feels a bit more trendy and less ‘stuffy’.

  3. Liz says:

    You look so chic and stylish yet professional. You styled this perfectly!


  4. lemons2408 says:

    This is a perfect outfit that can be worn many different ways!

  5. Amelia says:

    Wow, I love this belt idea!! So cute. I wish RW&Co had stores in the US!!!

    Amelia |

    • Lee says:

      Aw thank you so much! It definitely makes a suit feel more youthful and trendy. And ahhh I didn’t know they didnt! That sucks! They may ship to the States though??

  6. I absolutely love this look!! So chic. I’d love to invest in a pant suit. They look so good with a belt like the one you have.


  7. Jeannie Kartis says:

    What fun ! Have a great trip !

  8. Shauna says:

    OK, those glasses…I’m obsessed!!!


  9. Chic and elegants pants … in fact the whole outfit is 😉

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