The hunt is finally over! I’m not sure where the lust for a yellow suit came from, it may seem a bit outlandish, but in saying that, when have you seen me in a black suit? My point exactly! The other day I happened to ‘accidentally’ walk into Zara ( isn’t that how every Zara story starts?!), try the suit on & buy it. I say this because I’m meant to be ‘saving’ for my Europe/ America/ UK trip in December, but I’m hopelessly failing. Anyway, back to my suit and away from the gross money talk, I was really surprised when I saw the price tag. The pants were $50 & the jacket was a bit more expensive at $90. Since it’s Zara quality I’m not sure how long it will last, but I do have a Zara blue blazer from way back & its still pretty schmick. I do hope it is one of those sets that last, because I really do love the colour & cut. First off the tailoring of the blazer is pretty decent for an $80 jacket. I did have to get the large size because of my bloody broad shoulders, but surprisingly the jacket still gives me shape around my waist. I also love the shoulder pads and the androgynous aesthetic they create. Now onto the pants, I was so happy when I saw the cut of the pants. They are high waisted, which is always a must and they aren’t cigarette pants! Not that I have anything against the style of pants, but the loose fit is a refreshing change from the boring tailored suit pant. It gives the suit a casual vibe, which is perfect because I’m one of those people who would wear a yellow suit to lunch – anyone with me? I can definitely see this combo being paired with some classic white sneakers and a tee, or if you’re like me probably some cute brogues (sorry but I look like a little kid in sneakers… Maybe one day i’ll rock em’).
I was so excited to shoot this look! I had an old vintage bookstore in mind for this look, because this outfit seems like it belongs in some cute antique bookstore in Paris tucked away on a side street, (everything just seems more vintage/elegant when you mention Paris…). It was a tad annoying that we were shooting on a Saturday, because the store was busier than usual but we still managed to get some shots without onlookers in the background. We weren’t sure if we were allowed to take photos inside, so we were pretty stealth, well until you heard the flash make a loud noise every time we took a photo – just a tad awkward. Sneaky photography aside, the suit made me feel pretty spesh, seeing as I did get quite a lot of side glances from people passing and some obvious stares. I guess that’s the life of a woman wearing a yellow suit.
Photographed by Chelsea Sen