Today’s reader mail comes from A, who wonders whether colorful suits are appropriate for the working woman…
Is baby blue totally off limits? I have a pale blue, Ann Taylor Loft cotton/nylon suit, that I’ve never worn. Gut feel says pale, baby blue is out, out, out. I’m new to summer, having just left San Fran after 4 years, so not sure how to dress for warm weather. Any advice?
Colored suits can be a very regional question. Our guess is that in D.C. or other points South, a head-to-toe pale blue suit (or red suit or purple suit) would be just fine.
In other places (particularly other urban places), we’d advise you to break the suit up. For example, a blue blazer can be great with a sheath dress in black, navy, beige, or even white — it’s a nice summery touch. Similarly, a pale blue skirt or pair of pants can be great for early summer. (Be sure to dry clean both pieces together!)
Psst: If you’re hunting for colorful suits, note that light blue suits for summer are some of the easiest because you can wear them as you would a light gray suit — some of our favorites as of 2021 are these:
Readers, we haven’t had a post on colorful suits and the working woman in a while — what are your thoughts re: colorful suits? In your comments, please be specific about where you’re located.
2021 updated images (professional young woman wearing a blue suit and holding a blue bouquet) via Deposit Photos / VitalikRadko.