Got a plane to catch soon? Before you completely ignore your office clothes when packing, there’s one work staple you should consider bringing with you: your power suit.
Suits have a reputation of being "too formal" for casual wear and it may not even sound like the most practical outfit to wear to a fun, touristy vacation. But with the rise of slouchy, relaxed, and oversized versions, pantsuits are surprisingly as comfortable as your go-to jeans-and-shirt combo—but classier!
If you need a little more convincing, here are 10 reasons why this power piece deserves a spot in your luggage. Plus, ways on how you can style it for your next getaway!
1. Suits make dressing up a breeze.
You can literally throw on a matching pair of black blazer and trousers and be all set to run to the airport without looking sloppy. Take it from stars Georgina Wilson and Kathryn Bernardo who look effortlessly sophisticated in their all-black suits. Just be sure to opt for looser fits so you can freely move around the airport—and wherever your destination may be.
FN TIP: Shake off the polished feel of the suit by punctuating your look with a pair of colored shoes.
…Or you can also team it up with a bright tee like what Kathryn Bernardo did here!
2. It'll keep you warm and toasty during a flight.
It can get unbearably cold on a plane, and so if you're lamigin, a loose-fitting blazer and trousers will provide you all the warmth you need; there's no need to ask for an extra-blanket!
FN TIP: When shopping for suits, look for wrinkle-free fabrics like wool and corduroy so you won't arrive at your destination looking untidy.
3. You can mix and match the blazer and trousers with other items in your luggage.
Here's a trick we learned from Martine on how to pack light: "Only bring pieces that can pair seamlessly and interchangeably with each other."
FN TIP: For an unexpected pairing, match your blazer with jeans!
4. Suits can perk up your look.
Who says pantsuits aren't any fun? Invest in striking pastel-colored suits like this peach version on boss babe Martine Cajucom that you can seamlessly wear from your office cubicle to your exciting trips.
5. You can easily dress it down with casual staples.
For maximum comfort, feel free to pair it up with a T-shirt and your favorite pair of kicks.
6. It effortlessly makes a statement for the ‘gram.
Dressing stylishly for your travel OOTDs can be tricky. For a fool-proof statement look, you can't go wrong with a plaid or bright-colored suit. You'll wonderfully stand out against any backdrop!
7. You can wear it from day-to-night.
With its polished yet relaxed feel, you can go sightseeing by day and head straight to your fancy dinner reservation at night without having to change your clothes. Take it from Catriona Gray who rocked a dusty blue suit for her event-filled day in New York City.
8. It's cold-weather-appropriate too.
Flying off somewhere cool? Stay warm but stylish with a fuzzy and velvety corduroy suit that will keep you nice and toasty.
9. You can get playful with the pairings.
Does your plaid blazer feel too office-y for you? Shrug off its stiffness by mixing it with a trouser in a different print as demonstrated by blogger Tricia Gosingtian below.
10. You don’t need to splurge for a new suit.
The best part is you can easily borrow it from the boys. Look for an oversized blazer in the closet of your S.O., dad or even your brother. Remember: The bigger it is, the cozier it becomes.