15 Incredibly Cool Ways to Wear a Suit, Yet Still Be Stylish and Comfortable

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The traditional office suit has been reimagined for today, taking into account our need for comfort and style. After spending much of last year at home, mostly in easygoing lounge sets, the idea of reverting back to stiff workwear simply feels outdated. Instead, slouchier yet still put-together pieces are on the rise, and designers have gotten creative with the separates that make up the universally appealing work suit.

As you contemplate an eventual return to the office, or maybe your employer has already adopted the hybrid work model, building a work wardrobe that meets high sartorial standards without sacrificing comfort is paramount. From blazer dresses to tailored suit vests, there isn't a shortage of pieces available to help you achieve a professional look that packs easy elegance and comfort.

We're here to create a new state of mind – one where the traditional work staple has gotten a makeover, courtesy of some ultrachic street style. Read on for a how-to in looking like a boss, without even trying.

Additional reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley

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This button-front suit looks sculptural and fashion-forward, and it's a surefire way of standing out in any room. We loved the cropped fit and the fluid hem of the pants.


For a nice visual contrast, tuck a black suit vest under a blazer, and throw on a pair of gray pants. This look means business.


For a more relaxed silhouette, opt for loose-fitting blazer and pants separates that still look very put-together. This look packs plenty of style and comfort, and is the recipe to looking professional without much effort.


Mix and match differently colored separates to make your suit attire pop even more. We don't know about you, but comfort is still a big priority as we resume our social events, so we prefer our silhouettes a bit more slouchy.

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Go ahead and play with color by wearing a bright turtleneck with a neutral suit. Who says winter outfits have to be boring? This one will be sure to cheer you up.


The suit vest is the new fall staple on our radar, and we have designers like Tory Burch to thank for it. The sleeveless silhouette makes it ideal for warmer days, but if it gets chilly, just throw on a trench coat.

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Making a fashionable entrance is as simple as throwing on a sharply tailored leather suit. But there's more? The split hem of the pants makes this look a step above the rest. Whether you wear the blazer on its own or style it over a turtleneck or fitted bustier, you will look undeniably elegant.


Yes, a trench coat works just as well when you're missing a blazer or a suit vest. Paired with a crisp white button-down and the tailored trousers, you'll look like the person in charge.


A structured blazer dress brings feminine flair and polish to any office meeting, and it will stylishly transition to afterwork plans. Complete your look with tall heeled boots.


At night (and if you're feeling brave), remove the button-down and rock your blazer as a top, then swap the loafers for pointy heels. This look dials up the allure, and feels effortlessly chic.


Headed to a dressy first date or a long overdue girls' night out? Style a flattering top with a structured blazer to convey femininity and confidence. Finish the look with tailored pants and a shoulder bag.


On casual Fridays, you can totally get away with wearing sneakers with your suit ensemble. You can even wear a basic tank top underneath the blazer to feel more at ease. We like the effortlessly comfortable nature of this look.


In the mood to show off the toned legs you've worked on all summer? Perhaps for a hot date or just because? Opt for a short skirt and a cropped blazer to dial up the sex appeal. Don't worry, you can throw on some tall heeled boots and a wool coat to make it cold-weather friendly.


Cutouts are an easy way to make an otherwise expected look stand out. We especially like to see them on blazers, and just the back of this particular design has us sold.

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Party season is here, and festive suits are already in our lineup. This bright-pink, leopard-style suit oozes '70s vibes, yet it feels fresh and modern.