Spring is almost here, and none too soon. The stores are full of all sorts of interesting looks that will have you well suited this season. The jacket ensembles can be worn now, when it is cold, and also in May and June before full summer arrives. Many of the looks are in solid colors, but there are also spring-like prints and patterns. It is a good idea to add some color and play with proportions. Come on a tour of some of the stores in the New York with a NYC private shopping tour. Let’s explore some of the exciting new suitings now in store. Find your looks.
Gabriela Hearst cuts a mean suit. This double breasted beauty can lead many lives.
This precise nipped waist suit from Chloe is also designed by Ms Hearst. You need to be tall to carry off the full legs of the pants.
Prada offers an oversized jacket in white over a satin jumpsiut. Relaxed chic.
And Alexander McQueen sculpts a waist defining three piece suit that is sharp, and will have you very well suited.
Chloe offers a relaxed suit in a rust leather. With a look like this, you can also wear the pieces separately.
There are suits for dressier occasions too. Stella McCartney offers a sleek, satin lapelled suit, that leans on the looks of a tux. But a feminine tux.
And Cinq-a-Sept goes one step further, adding jeweled floral embroideries to both the jacket and the pants of this ensemble. Be stylishly well suited this season.
This jacket is also from Cing-a-Sept. The ruched sleeves and the lace trim cuffs and bottom are a very feminine take on tailoring.
Gucci takes color blocking one step further.The jacket has cropped sleeves which changes the proportions and adds quirkiness.
And there is the eternally chic Chanel suits. This blue tweed ensemble even has a matching handbag to finish the look.
And there are lots of companies that make copies, or knock-offs, of Chanel, lots of them. But the fabrics and the cuts are never the same.
There are always of copies of Chanel jackets and suits. Every season. The real thing is extremely expensive, so many customers are happy to get the look for less.
And Chanel copies are also available in sequined versions. Chanel first did this over twenty years ago. But it’s a classic, isn’t it?
Balmain also offers Chanelish jackets, but their embellishment is done with a deft hand.
Even Gucci crosses into Chanel territory with its jackets. There are two hanging here.
Ralph Lauren has a tunnel-visioned singular preppy look. Blazers are a staple of the collection. Always correct, and never frightening.
This Louis Vuitton blazer and jeans is vering into Ralph Lauren territory. Vuitton is normally not this simple.
Print suits are a good direction to take this spring. Dries Van Noten pairs a graphic giraffe print with cropped black trousers.
Alice and Olivia uses a colorful floral print to update a suit into a springtime statement.
Dries Van Noten offers different kinds of printed suits. The one on the left is a solid black jacket over a top and pants printed with two different florals. An on the right is a soft sort of suit in a floral chiffon.
There are oversized proportions available too. The Row blows up collars, jacket and pants for an exagerated look that looks new.
A.W.A.K.E. does a shorted oversized jacket worn over a black dress.
Suiting looks can also be mismatched. The two unmatched browns and beiges work in this three piece suit. The effect is gamin-like and well suited.
And as long as there are jackets, there will be animal prints. This short cropped jacket is a classic.
There is now a new category in town. Shackets are popping up all over. They are jackets that mix tailoring with shirts. A bit more casual, and very now.
This shacket mixes a smooth pocketed shirt with cable knit sleeves for a sleek hybrid look. It dresses up the tweed skirt and turtle neck. One of the many new looks this season.