Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Two Ways to Style a Houndstooth Suit

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This is the year of the power suit for me, so today I’m showing you how to style a houndstooth suit two ways. There is something so effortlessly chic about wearing a power suit, it can be dominant yet feminine, classic yet trendy. This houndstooth suit is from Saks Off Fifth and is by their private label brand Pure Navy. I’m really into the menswear-inspired design and looser fit. The best part is the entire suit is currently on sale and is $120 combined for the jacket and pants!  LayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Yellow Mules and SocksLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Pure Navy Saks Off Fifth

I styled the suit with two different bags from Dooney & Burke. I’m excited to announce my partnership with them and feature on their website, where I share my favorite bags and day in the life as a fashion blogger. For this first outfit, I wanted to give the houndstooth suit a trendy vibe, so I paired it with a sporty striped crop top underneath. I added an additional element of fun with bold blue socks and yellow velvet mule sandals. For my bag, I chose the Dooney & Burke Beacon Janine Satchel in mustard yellow, which is the perfect color for Fall and transitions easily from day to night. LayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Dooney and Burke Bag and WalletLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Fashion BloggerLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Yellow Bag and ShoesLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Shoulder Cut-Out BlouseLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Cut-Out Blouse Purple Saddle Bag

I also styled this houndstooth suit in a more casual outfit by pairing the pants with a striped shirt instead. I especially love menswear-inspired suits as the more relaxed fit enables you to wear them together or separately, and for this look I’m showcasing how you can style the pants into a whole new outfit. I chose a ruffle cut-out blouse from PINKO to take this outfit out of the workplace and more into a brunch/weekend setting. The Dooney & Bourke purple shoulder bag was the perfect way to complete this look – I just love the orange shoulder strap that adds an unexpected pop of color. You could also style this look with the blazer as well for a more work appropriate outfit.  LayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Pants Ruffle ShirtLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Dooney and Burke Bag Shoulder Cut-Out BlouseLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Purple Shoulder Bag Button-Down BlouseLayersofChic Houndstooth Suit Purple Leather Shoulder Bag

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What I’m Wearing:
Blazer: Pure Navy from Saks Off Fifth
Pants: Pure Navy from Saks Off Fifth
Shoes: Ava & Aiden from Saks Off Fifth
Yellow Tote Bag: Dooney & Bourke 
Purple Shoulder Bag: Dooney & Bourke
Blouse: PINKO

Thanks for reading,


10 comments so far.

10 responses to “Two Ways to Style a Houndstooth Suit”

  1. Sheree says:

    I love the yellow bag, such a pretty style and color for fall, cute way of styling the outfits, thanks for sharing!

    ~xo Sheree

  2. Julie Bonner says:

    What a beautiful suit! Love both the ways you styled it.

  3. Heather says:

    I love both of these styles. The fun colored bags are great additions to both looks!

  4. Samantha says:

    I really like that yellow bag!!

  5. Briana says:

    You look great in both styles! I’ve never worn a suit before. I’m much more of a leggings and tank top type of girl, but I love how you styled it more casually. And the bags are amazing!

  6. Kara says:

    Love the pop of color

  7. The pops of color make suit so much more unique. I love the mustard color bag and shoes, but my favorite is the purple bag. A bright bag always completes an outfit.

  8. Carolyn says:

    Absolutely love this suit! Very versatile and you’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

  9. Bri says:

    What fun ways to style this classic! I love the pops of color, especially the yellow DB bag!!!

  10. Lisa Autumn says:

    I looove the blazer!

    x Lisa |

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