The Pant Suit for Young Professional Women

Gucci Dupe Belt worn over a blazer

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

I remember in my third of year of law school having numerous 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.

how to style a gucci beltpant suit for young working women Once I realized that there were in fact pant suits being made for young women who needed suits that were professional but also suits that they could feel comfortable and fashionable in; 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.

how to wear a pant suit and still look young and fashion forward modern womens pant suitWith 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 (0.9 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!

corporate outfit idea belted pant suit
Alright, now that you have made it to the end of this outfit post, I have to share A Personal Announcement:

I am SO excited to be sharing that I have decided to take a month long sabbatical from my legal practice (the perks of running your own law practice) and…

Live in Los Angeles!!!

I will be road-tripping down from Vancouver to Los Angeles and taking about a week to get down to LA so that I an explore cities and places along the way. I’ll be stopping in Portland, Reno, San Francisco, etc. I’ll then be living in LA for about 3 weeks before driving back up to Canada.

Let me know of any must-visit places in Portland, Reno, SF etc! I would love to hear what restaurants, shops, etc that you recommend! Leave me a comment below with any recommendations!

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18 Comments

  1. Bev February 26, 2018 / 6:28 am

    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 !

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 7:42 am

      I totally agree! I love outfits that can go from day to night with just a few simple changes.

  2. Jessica February 26, 2018 / 9:14 am

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

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 4:48 pm

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

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Aw thank you Liz!!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

  3. lemons2408 February 26, 2018 / 12:02 pm

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

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you!

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      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??

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much!! You definitely should!! There are great affordable options out there! I’d recommend Express!

  4. Jeannie Kartis February 26, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    What fun ! Have a great trip !

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much! I am BEYOND excited!!

    • Lee February 26, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Aren’t they so cool! They scream 1980s vintage to me.. and totally remind me of my grandmother!

    • Lee February 28, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Aw thank you so much!

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