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Suited Up in Detroit (How to Mix & Match Suiting Separates)

Posted on Mar 30, 2019
Melanie Elturk


The last time I was home (before the great plague of 2018 hit lol) I decided to shoot in downtown Detroit to give you all a glimpse of my old stomping grounds. For seven years I went to school in Detroit (undergrad and law school) and worked in the city as well at a private civil rights law firm and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. What do you think of my city?

I've had this blazer *forever* - I remember seeing it in store at Club Monaco (the "M" crest was so hard to resist) but never purchased it then found it on eBay a year later and snagged it! As a CEO, I find myself having to suit-up pretty often, but sometimes I'm looking for something different than the traditional 2-piece suit. I love being able to mix and match suiting separates to create a cohesive, professional look. I purchased these tartan pants recently at J.Crew (they're now sold out but these are similar) and the navy in them made them a perfect match for this blazer.

I finished the look with a classic cream turtleneck underneath, heels (more sizes here), my new Prada belt bag and one of my fave new HH prints, the Royal Flush (all our current prints are here). Whatever the look, make sure the separates you bring together are cohesive not just in color and tone but also in silhouette. With a more fitted blazer you may want to opt for a wider leg pants and a slimmer leg with a more oversized blazer look. Finish it up with collared shirts, a turtleneck and try belting your blazer for a chic look! Enjoy! xoxo, Mel 

For more outfit inspo, follow me on Instagram @hautehijab and let me know what you think of this look (and of my hometown!) in the comments below.