Kelly Killoren Bensimon: Get suited up for fall
This season, New York women are getting suited up.
From Gwyneth Paltrow to Katie Holmes to Eva Longoria and Leighton Meister, all the hottest girls are covering it up with sleek pantsuits and pantsuit-inspired looks for day and night. Note: If you want to go braless for the evening, pin the jacket from the inside.
Always on the hunt for new inspiration, I scoured boutiques and the Internet for new takes on the suited theme.
NET-A-PORTER.com carries Victoria Beckham’s silk-and-wool cape jacket and a killer Stella McCartney tapered jumpsuit. Intermix has great suit trousers, Zara carries a sexy banker-style pinstriped suit and J.Crew makes a shrunken schoolboy blazer this season. YSL has its signature smoking jacket for women.
Some of the hottest accessories to take a suit to another level are skyscraper-high footwear. I’m in love with Paul Andrew’s stacked suede boot and Jimmy Choo’s Faxon peep-toe heel and suede latticework boot. A great handbag (I love YSL’s in simple gray) assures you the respect you deserve.
You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes — and even more about a woman by her bag.