spring's best basics_black suit


From the perfect trench to a crisp white shirt, eight classics get a fresh twist for spring

By Elizabeth Cabral
First published in Chatelaine’s March 2003 issue.
© Rogers Publishing Ltd.

Black suit

What’s new
Nylon fabric and shirring details give a suit a more relaxed attitude. Here, shirred panels and pants add whimsy to a classic shape. Jacket, $290, and pants, $170, both Rudsak. Top, Seventy, $165.


Take your every-occasion suit from day to night. For day, pair it with a tailored shirt, slingback pumps and streamlined accessories. At night, switch to strappy shoes and a feminine camisole and finish off your look with bold jewelry and an evening clutch.
  • Intro
  • Trench coat
  • Flat-front pants
  • T-shirt
  • Black dress
  Black suit
  • Jean jacket
  • Black skirt
  • White shirt

  • Slip into spring
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