Mixing a Suit Separate

Mixing a Suit Separate

I can’t believe it’s already after Wednesday again (aka Thursday). Today we have an outfit from suit separates! Well, a suit separate anyway. My study schedule (what am I studying?) has kept me on my toes. I’m still trying to establish a routine that works for me and gives me leeway to not be stressed getting content out. In any case, I promise to stick as closely to my content schedule as possible!

The Suit Separate – Cognac Blazer

cognac blazer suit separate
Blazer: Banana Republic Factory Store [sold out], Shirt: Uniqlo [sold out], similar, similar, Pants: Nordstrom/Topshop [sold out], similar, similar, similar, Shoes: Aldo [sold out]
professional suiting separates

You may remember this blazer from the cognac suit post. Sadly, I still can’t find a decent dupe for it, but keep your eyes peeled. Please let me know in the comments if you find a similar color and style. In any event, should this blazer ever come back in stock at Banana, I would like to highlight that it has functional outer pockets and an inner pocket. Do you know how rare that is?!

professional suit separate cognac blazer
cognac blazer suit separate

White Button Down

The shirt is also the same as the previous post, and it’s from Uniqlo. Seriously, they have the best affordable button-downs. This one is my favorite because of the cut, but I like their rayon blend shirts too.

paperbag waist pants suit separate

Spin on the Classic Black Pant

Paperbag waist pants never disappoint my frame. If you have a similar body type, I highly recommend you give them a chance. These came from Nordstrom, Topshop brand, over two years ago (sorry!), but I think I found some pretty good substitutes.

blazer suit separate

The tricks to finding a good pair of paperboy waist pants are height and length. You want to make sure the waist isn’t too high, otherwise, you’ll but your entire torso and look boxy. Next, find the right length for your legs. I don’t usually like pants that cut right above the ankle, but these hit at the right point for so it slims and elongates my legs. Let’s pretend I didn’t forget to fix my shirt collar in this next picture 🙂

suit separate

Your Turn!

Do you mix your suiting pieces? Do you wear them as suit separates often, or is it easier for you to have a ready-made outfit in an entire suit?

As always, thank you so much for reading and being here with me! Has your February been flying by too?

Until next week,

Olivia sig


  • Dana Emerson

    February 21, 2021 at 1:45 pm Reply

    The cognac is so cute on our brown skin. Love this pairing!

    • theyoungblackprofessional

      February 22, 2021 at 10:44 am Reply

      Thank you, Dana! I love the look of brown on brown skin. There’s something about it that makes the melanin pop even more 😉

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