Around these parts, we consider a perfectly tailored white suit to be as essential to a woman’s wardrobe as a strapless bra or pair of running sneakers. Olivia Palermo’s glamorous take on the look, snapped yesterday in France, only demonstrates why we consider the duo a must-own. When you’re searching for a daytime outfit that is luxurious yet comfortable, sexy yet polished, this power pairing is your best bet. Simple adjustments to the accessories can give the look more or less formality, and you can easily wear the pieces on their own too. After all, who doesn’t want a crisp white pant in their closet? And since when is a non-black blazer a bad thing to have on hand? We rest our case.
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Reiss Isla Blazer, $445.
When it comes to finding a modern suit, workwear-focused Reiss is one of our favorite contemporary labels.
T by Alexander Wang Burnout Tank, $95.
Bring the suit into more sultry territory but wearing a semi-sheer cotton tank underneath.
Reiss Isla Trousers, $230.
Pick a pant silhouette that suits your frame and be sure they're a little bit slouchy for that cool-girl look.
Sophia Webster for J.Crew Strappy Heels, $695.
A pair of statement heels in a glamorous color help the white suit hold its own in a cocktail attire-setting.
Michael Michael Kors Clutch, $198.
Don't get weighed down but a big messy bag—a small minaudière is the perfect finishing touch.
Rachel Zoe Bangle Bracelet, $150.
Roll up your sleeves and flash a big glamorous bracelet (or several) to give the menswear-inspired suit a feminine spin.