Power suits are dominating the fall 2012 runways. They are anything but ordinary, from quirky colorful prints to regal velvet. This look is all about no-fuss fashion. Put on a suit and you immediately appear strong, confident, and fearless. Embrace men's fashion and incorporate small details into your accessories. For example, a colorful pocket scarf. However, don't forget to keep your femininity. I was really inspired by the Ralph Lauren fall runway show. Even though these power suits were very masculine, the feminine details make it wearable. For example, the layers of chunky gold jewelry, the popped pointed collars, and the puffed shoulders on the plaid blazer. Which brings me to my next point, anytime you do a suit, you don't necessarily have to match your blazer to your pants. I love mixing it up with a patterned or bold colored blazer. Play with the lengths too, seen below on the runway from Paul Smith. Power suits are definitely a look to invest in.
I love this long coat version. It's a little unexpected and mysterious.