The pantsuit shopping list: 12 picks to help you wear this comeback style

The list: Suits
The list: Suits

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All the cool girls from the best 1980s and 1990s movies wore suits. In Heathers it was a colour-coded way of life, and for Cher Horowitz, the power suit was a staple in her amazing technologically advanced closet. Everyone, and we mean everyone, knows her classic yellow plaid mini-skirt blazer combo.

Enter Fall 2012.

The suit made a comeback on the runways. Blazers were modernized (see ya later shoulder pads) and the matching skirt was substituted for tailored pants. The pantsuit no longer evokes a mom-headed-to-the-office feeling but rather, a wannabe-that-girl vibe.

Designers like Prabal Gurung went abstract and Yves Saint Laurent went floral. Prada’s geometric take on the suit has been spotted on magazine covers – like our September issue – and on the streets outside of the fashion week tents.

No matter how it’s styled, matching your blazer to your pants has made a space in fall. Finally, being matchy-matchy isn’t a bad thing. It just means you’re totally on trend.
Go graphic, floral or wildly abstract from top to toe for the freshest take on the suit.

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