September 3rd, 2009
Suspenders aren’t exactly on the forefront of fashion, but they can create a pretty snappy look when paired with the right pieces. The key is to work with the tailored feel of the suspenders - but not so much that the outfit doesn’t have a sense of humor. We’ve crafted a tongue-in-cheek look with suspenders that manages to evoke an air of urban sophistication. Here’s how to get the look of sophistication in suspenders:
1. Start with your base: a suspenders skirt (or pants) paired with a crisp button-down shirt. Bonus points for a fun color or pattern.
2. For flair, add a tailored cape over the fitted base. The cape adds a dash of elegance to the outfit.
3. Continue on with the sophisticated, tailored feel of the outfit with a structured handbag. The tan bag pairs nicely with the blues in the outfit.
4. Finish off the look with an accessory that adds a bit of fun to the outfit: a bright red bootie. The cool weather bootie pairs nicely with the cape - and it adds a punch of color (and humor) to the entire look.
How would you wear suspenders? Share your style with us in the comments!