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Tracee Ellis Ross’ White Suit & Sneakers Are The Perfect Combination Of Casual & Sophisticated


The suiting trend has officially carried over to the new year. We're just a matter of days into 2019 and celebrities are already demonstrating chic new ways to style the menswear-inspired staple. Case in point: Tracee Ellis Ross' suit and sneaker combo was a major style highlight at the W Magazine pre-Golden Globes party on Fri. night — and it may just inspire your next outfit (or shopping spree).

Whether the Blackish star has her followers dying laughing with kooky selfie videos, or tapping for deets on her iconic style moments, the actor continuously delivers on Instagram. To absolutely no one's surprise, Ross looked equal parts cool and sophisticated in a white, sequin-adorned suit by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera at the star-studded event, nailing high-low mixing with Nike Air Force 1s peaking out from the wide-leg trousers. The $110 sneakers added a casual, streetwear-inspired vibe to the glitzy, glimmering outfit.

Ross' stylist, Karla Welch, took to Instagram to share the idea behind the actor's look, citing "Our Ladies in Congress" (that is, the record-breaking number of women serving in the 116th Congress) as their main inspiration. As an energetic activist and thought leader, Ross is no stranger to speaking out for gender equality and social justice, so the politically charged look is no surprise.

Ross added some extra length to her hair with voluminous extensions, bearing a striking resemblance to mother Diana Ross, and finished off the look with electric blue eyeshadow.

Are you inspired to try the relaxed yet eye-catching outfit formula cool girls love? There are so many solid suit options all over the market, but you can start with the styles below, accompanied by Ross-inspired sneaker pairings to consider. Prepare to make like Ross and write your own style rules with the trendy but sophisticated look.

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Amber Fluid Sequin Blazer


Rachel Zoe

This sequin-encrusted number is definitely Tracee-approved.

Ace Star & Bee Fold-Down Sneakers



Add a pop of color with the signature Gucci stripe and golden bees on this classic low-rise style.

Curve Cord Suit



Have you heard? Corduroy is back, and it looks so 2019 in this shade of pale lilac.

OG Classic Slip-On Sneakers



This classic checkered pattern will add a skate-inspired vibe to your favorite wide-leg trousers.

Hamish Oversized Prince of Wales Checked Voile Blazer


Tabitha Simmons

You can't go wrong with this oversized '90s-inspired style, which will transition from the office to post-work drinks effortlessly.

Triple S Sneakers



Juxtapose your suit with chunky sneakers with a little help from Balenciaga.