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Viola Davis’ Red Suit Is The Fall Set You’ve Been Waiting For


It's no secret that Viola Davis is the queen of color. The actor has acquired a reputation for her vibrant style (which is typically channeled through elegant dresses that turn heads on the red carpet), and on Mon., she took to the chair at Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the prettiest burgundy set. Allow Viola Davis' red suit to ease you into the emerging two-piece trend.

Menswear is everywhere these days. Blake Lively set the bar in Aug. with an epic suit streak (read: matching sets in velvet, pastels, plaid, and stripes) and the streets and runways of fashion month have followed. New York Fashion Week presentations saw boxy blazers and oversized fits, and there were plenty of pant-clad ladies on the 2018 Emmys red carpet (looking at you, Leslie Jones and Felicity Hoffman). Now, celebrities like Davis are working the trend into their everyday wardrobes.

Davis' red suit is from cult-favorite brand Cinq à Sept. Floral appliqués that wrap from the lapel, down the back, and around the waist give Davis' menswear-inspired blazer a feminine touch. The How To Get Away With Murder actor wore the statement piece over a flowy, button-up top that tied at the neckline, paired with cropped Cinq à Sept trousers.


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Gabrielle Floral Embroidered Blazer


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Davis' red set is the perfect introduction to the fall suit trend, because it's official: Pantsuits are no longer the ultra-formal alternative to a dress — they can be worn casually (and easily) no matter the occasion.

Although Davis dressed her suit up with strappy heels and a button-up blouse, you can also dress down separates by pairing them with a simple tucked-in t-shirt and loafers. On chilly fall days, wear your blazer over a turtleneck or a thick-knit sweater. Don't be afraid to incorporate the season's hues into the suit trend, too. Davis' red set is a subtle color to start with if you're not ready to try mustard corduroy like Olivia Wilde just yet.

Ahead, The Zoe Report-approved red suits inspired by Davis' look.

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Etienette B Good Wool Suit Jacket



Theory's brandy-colored suit jacket is the basic blazer that every woman's wardrobe needs. It's wool (read: warm for fall) and has a relaxed-yet-tailored fit.

Good Stretch Wool Slit Wide Leg Pants



Ease into the wide-leg suit trend with these ultra-chic trousers by Theory. If you aren't ready to wear the full matching suit just yet, pair these pants with a form-fitting turtleneck.

Open Front Sateen Blazer



This Sejour blazer is made of stretchy, comfortable sateen and features a sleek, open-front design.

Satin Trim Ankle Pants



These Sejour cropped bottoms are the tuxedo-inspired trousers you're about to swap your classic black pants for.

Double Breasted Corduroy Blazer



Go bold with this corduroy blazer by Zara — the double-breasted, relaxed fit screams "fall statement piece."

Velveteen Pants



Zara's wide-leg trousers are the best of both worlds: comfy and on trend.

Red Suiting Blazer



Suit up in this bright-red blazer by Nicholas. Button it up for a polished look or leave it open to show off your top.

High Waisted Shorts



Try throwing on your oversized blazer with these high-waisted shorts when the weather is unpredictable.