creative office style Mar 13, 2018

A Case for Belt Bags + The Most Versatile (and Surprising!) Suit On The Planet

 PANTS (JUMPSUIT!): Veronica Beard (also available HEREaffordable alternative HERE and HERE )  |  BLAZER: Veronica Beard (also available HERE, similar HERE)  |  SHIRT: Sold out, similar HERE  |  SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (similar affordable alternative HERE, HERE and HERE) |  BAG: See By Chloe (also HERE) |  GLASSES: Garrett Leight

As indicated in yesterday’s Monday Memo, you know that I’m LOVING the belt bag trend this season.  If you’re breaking out in hives thinking that your mom’s embarrassing fanny packs are coming back, have no fear.  Today’s belt bags are chic, modern takes on the gnarly nylon nightmare that you may have seen growing up and especially when worn at the natural waist, can double as flattering waist-cinchers AND practical carryalls.  From a comfort perspective, I felt like a NEW WOMAN walking around completely hands-free [insert Will Ferrell “I don’t know what to do with my hands” joke here].



As discussed yesterday, if you’re unsure about whether you can pull off this trend, the See by Chloe bag I’m wearing today is a fantastic bag to start with because you can also wear it as a cross-body or shoulder bag as well (as you can see here at Shopbop).  It also appears that this adorable belt bag by Kate Spade offers the same multi-wear options and both bags are beautiful and versatile regardless of how you wear them.  Especially with warm weather and summer travels coming up, I love the idea of being able to throw my bag around my waist when going through the airport or even dancing at night and wanting to be hands-free.


 

Belt bag aside, I have to give a major shoutout to this striped Veronica Beard suit.  You can’t tell in these photos because I’ve styled it with a long white silk tunic, but the pants are not pants—they’re a jumpsuit!  I’m completely smitten with the top detailing and can’t wait to wear this jumpsuit solo when temperatures start to rise.  However, I feel like the jacket and jumpsuit together really offer the ultimate day-to-night duo, amiright?  I can’t wait to wear them this summer with the suit jacket during the day at the office and then this beautiful jumpsuit solo when grabbing waterfront cocktails après-work with girlfriends.


Of course, you also have the option to wear them like I did today with a tunic blouse layered between the suit jacket and jumpsuit as well.  I opted for this look simply because it was a little chilly out, wanted the extra coverage, and ended up really liking the layered look.  But either way, you’ve got options on options!  And, if (like me) your “summer bod” isn’t quite ready for prime time, don’t forget how unbelievably slimming and lengthening these strong vertical lines are.


What more can I say?  It’s easily one of my favorite suits ever.


PANTS (JUMPSUIT!): Veronica Beard (also available HEREaffordable alternative HERE and HERE )  |  BLAZER: Veronica Beard (also available HERE, similar HERE)  |  SHIRT: Sold out, similar HERE  |  SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (similar affordable alternative HERE, HERE and HERE) |  BAG: See By Chloe (also HERE) |  GLASSES: Garrett Leight


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14 Responses to A Case for Belt Bags + The Most Versatile (and Surprising!) Suit On The Planet

  1. Nikki says:

    OMG! You look beautiful.
    I love how you’re working the monochromes. And that fanny pack is a cherry on the cake!

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

  2. Rach says:

    You rock that belt bag! So chic! I’m slowly starting to love this trend!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  3. Kathy says:

    Oh dear. I’m sorry but no. Not flattering at all.

  4. Natali says:

    I could never pull off this outfit and you’re looking absolutely incredible in it!

    https://lartoffashion.com/make-a-difference/

  5. Simply Sory says:

    Me encanta esta combinación es clásica pero atrevida. Muy guapa.

    Huele a primavera en el blog
    http://www.simplysory.com/2018/03/14/spring-smell/

  6. Josephina says:

    a nostalgic image

  7. Mandy says:

    You make some good arguments but I just can’t get on the bandwagon for belt bags. XX

    • I was like that as well. Have you tried one? They are super stylish and comfortable. It fully substitutes those pokers that we ( women) never have on our pants.

      I know it was such a big 90’s trand, but they are no longer vibrant and neon colors, but instead are elegant and small perfect for essentials.

  8. Paige says:

    I follow your style and generally adore it, but this is a big miss on every level.

  9. Love the outfit. Its so versatile. Seems to be so simple but really is a statement piece. I love set outfits. They are already a complete look. Perfect for busy days when you simply don’t have time to think twice what to wear.

  10. Amanda says:

    Really so versatile suit! I am addicted to these styles. I can’t wait to see me wearing this. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kriti says:

    Amazing, very classy! God Bless
    💖🤗💥Gopalas – Krishna Laddu Gopal Poshak🌹🌈🕉

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