One of the oldest wardrobes staples in the book is getting a 2021 refresh. New suiting styles, from cropped blazers to skirt suits, are giving a girly, edgy, or nostalgic spin on a classic look.
For starters, there’s the cropped suit jacket in an ultra-short tailored version. And although skirt suits were born at the very beginning of women’s suiting history, endorsed heavily by icons like Jackie O, the style is currently being reborn into a more contemporary version. The ’80s and ’90s-era leather blazer is also becoming a closet must-have yet again with a more elevated update, while the old-school vest or waistcoat is serves as a full runway-worthy look, thanks to brands like Maison Margiela and Max Mara. Lastly, there’s the three-piece suit, which hit its peak in the ’70s by daring dressers like David Bowie and Annie Lennox, and now carries a cool vintage aura in 2021.