Want to look the part? Inject your style with a dose of suiting IQ inspired by USA Network’s hit series Suits. Look sharp with these bespoke words of wisdom for finding the right suit for him or her.
For Him: Skip showy plaids and overcompensating pinstripes for streamlined details that communicate confidence and efficient use of style.
For Her: Round out menswear-inspired looks with stylish brooches and feminine accents for a softer edge.
For Him: Assure the fit around your shoulders is snug and not slouchy. (Trying one size down is an easy trick.)
For Her: Balance X and Y style notes with feminine tailoring on traditionally masculine looks. For a whimsical play on trousers, try mid-thigh-length wool shorts worn with a tailored blouse.
For Him: Opt for slim-fitting sleeves that expose about a quarter-inch to a half-inch of your shirt cuff. If they’re baggy, you can even have a tailor taper them for a more polished fit.
For Her: Show you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get some serious work done, but add a chunky cuff bracelet for a fashion-forward spin on a power look.
For Him: Follow this easy rule for getting on-trend lapels: Go slim, but not super-skinny — about two inches at the widest point is a good standard.
For Her: Update a standard workaday gray or black suit with some playful irreverence: Accessorize with a boys-club-style necktie, suspenders, or a colorful pocket square.
For Him: Accentuate your shoulders with contoured cuts and avoid bulky lines even if you have a fuller build. A form-fitting suit makes you look more trim than a baggy one.
For Her: Perfectly tailored suit jackets can be challenging to find off the rack. For an alternative, figure-flattering option, try a fitted, razorback vest that cuts a dynamic silhouette.
Toe the Line
For Him: Opt for slim-fit, flat-front pants that just graze the top of your shoe line without bunching around the ankles. Found the perfect fit but the pants are a bit too long? Have a tailor take up the hem; sometimes a ten-dollar alteration makes all the difference.
For Her: Add some edge with statement heels instead of flats, and choose a bag with solid hardware to complement a suited-up look.
Suits returns January 17 with new episodes Thursdays at 10/9c on USA Network.