If your Instagram feed is not exploding with all things suiting, you have either left the grid or not left your house. I for one can’t get enough of the trend. For the first time in years, there is an outerwear piece that actually competes for coolness with the almighty leather jacket. And let me tell you, that is saying something.
Specifically, the plaid, wool suit has been the trademark piece of the post-leather jacket era. But, come summer, we need a weather appropriate update unless you want to rename the trend to sweat drenched suiting. Luckily, the Spring 2019 runway has saved the day. Power hitters like Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Tibi, and Louis Vuitton ushered sleeveless blazers down the catwalk just in the nick of time.
The vest still has a 80s feel like it’s long sleeved sister, so look for power shoulders, exaggerated silhouettes, and oversized proportions that hit to at least mid-thigh. Layer over straight leg denim, shorts (including the ubiquitous biker), or a slip dress. Follow my lead below and you will be cool as a cucumber, literally and figuratively.