Let me introduce myself first, to break the ice!

My name is Lili, I am French and have lived in the United States since 2011. I have been into fashion ever since I can remember and am now proudly a Personal Stylist at Ensemble. My job is to help our clients with their fashion needs and help them build a wardrobe that achieves their style goals.

I love food and wine (I know, what a surprise for a French girl!). I love to travel to new places, and I love to meet new people and talk talk talk for hours!

I hope you will enjoy my posts and please leave a message if anything comes to your mind! I will be happy to respond and talk, talk, talk about it!

The woman’s suit – a fashion statement.

From Coco Chanel who designed her first suit, a fur-trimmed jacket with a matching ankle-length skirt, in 1913 to Ives Saint Laurent who created “Le smoking,” a woman formal tuxedo, in 1966 the suit has become a timeless piece of clothing that every woman should have in her closet.

Picture of Coco Chanel Suit from 1913      Picture of Yves Saint Laurent 'Le Smoking' Suit from 1966
CoCo Chanel Suit 1913                Yves Saint Laurent ‘Le Smoking’ 1966

However, a timeless piece doesn’t mean that it can’t be reinvented.

Fashion allows us to rethink and reinterpret anything, including the woman suit. So let’s have a look at different ways to style this bad boy.

The suit – a cool outfit.

I love a relaxed suit look. It is stylish, yet comfortable and allows you to go through your day gracefully.

To achieve this look, think about a fun pattern or a more edgy cut paired with a tee shirt and a trendy pair of flats (sneakers, sleepers, loafers).

Photo of Peggy Gould of A Feminine Tomboy Me Photographed by Iris Bjork for Bast Magazine Suits at London Fashion Week  Photo of Womens Casual Suiting with Star Wars Tee  Photo of Celine Aagaard wearing a pinstriped suit from Gestuz, shoes from Adidas, sunglasses from Celine

Photos courtesy of A Feminine Tomboy / Fashionability / Just The Design

The suit –  a year-round friend.

Winter fabrics and colors for suits make you so stylish even if you have to put 10 layers on and feel like you are becoming an ice sculpture if you go outside. You can have a fur or a nice long coat on top of your suit. For accessories, you can wear a big warm scarf or a hat.

Photo of Mandana Dayani Fashion Week Winter Suiting

Photo courtesy of The Zoe Report


During summers, you can have a suit with bright fun colors and pair it with cute sandals.

Photo of Leandra Medine of Man Repeller in Fuschia Suiting

Photos courtesy of Fashion Gum

The suit – a wow factor.

Let’s face it, when you have a night out, the little black dress is always a safe bet and you’re sure that you will look good and appropriate. But what about a bolder alternative?

It’s nice to look like you fit in, but why not stand out.

With a black tuxedo, people will look at you for more than a second…sorry if they keep staring. Not sorry, you look great!

Photo of Camilla-Belle-in-white-Tom-Ford-suit               Photo of Angelina Jolie in Women't Tuxedo

Photos courtesy of Rou de Chic / Yahoo

At the end of the day, the perfect suit for you is out there. With tons of different patterns, cuts and styles, there are options for every person and every occasion.

When choosing what’s right for you, remember these three rules:

1. Perfect fitting. If you need to go to a tailor, please go. You will look much more chic with a perfectly fitted suit.

2. OWN IT. Wearing a suit is about having the right attitude as well. You need to feel confident and embrace it. The suit is an inherently empowering piece of clothing. It says “I’m the boss and I mean business”, so act like the world is your oyster.

3. The suit can’t look cheap, otherwise you will look cheap in it. Even when shopping the fast fashion racks, get a quality fabric – that makes the difference.


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