No matter who you voted for in last month’s election, one thing we can all agree on is that Hillary Clinton did not hold back with her use of the pantsuit. This isn’t her first time rocking the two piece set however, as she was the first first-lady to wear one in the White House Portrait. While it may seem like a small detail, the fact that Hillary has chosen a pant suit as her “bat signal” suggests a lot about her views in women’s empowerment and gender equality. Hillary isn’t the only person to use this style to send a message though, main stream celebrities such as Rihanna and Janelle Monae have been known to wear these matching masculine pieces to concerts and appearances, and even more classic celebrities such as Grace Jones have done the same. Runway designers have also begun to embrace the pantsuits the past few seasons, but they have stepped away from the typical plain, structured, monochromatic styles and have embraced mixing and matching, new silhouettes and the incorporation of fun details. This is what truly has brought on the age of the pantsuit, and this is a trend that I am fully on board with.
For this ensemble I chose to go more in the direction of using the trench coat to mock the typical collared suit jacket. I paired it with a tight fitted gray turtleneck sweater and some loose fitting, white pants. The juxtaposition of the loose and tight-fitting clothes really helps to bring across the idea of making masculine shapes more feminine. The fact that I also paired it with some edgy black platform boots adds a bit of power and dominance to the outfit, something which every pantsuit wearing Fashionista should embrace.