Pantsuits: Off the Runway and onto Locust

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Pantsuits: Off the Runway and onto Locust

You don't have to be in Wharton to rock these pantsuit-inspired looks.

We’ve seen formal pantsuits replacing elegant evening gowns on the red carpet for years, but no one dons the alternative style quite like Blake Lively. Traveling the world to promote her new movie A Simple Favor, Lively has appeared in several of these menswear-influenced garments, each unique in colors, textures, and cuts. While we’re obsessed with her outfits, donning a $4,200 Gucci pantsuit might not be an option for our red carpet-less 8 a.m. class. Instead, here are some Locust-appropriate looks inspired by Lively’s powerful style.

Look 1: Chanel

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This pinstripe pattern screams 1920s. Luckily for us, Urban Outfitters has multiple looks reminiscent of this Gatsby-era print.

Just Female Laurent Pinstripe Blazer ($225) and Trouser Pant ($145)

UO Menswear Pinstripe Button-Front Skirt ($64)

UO Pinstripe Paperbag Skirt ($59)

Look 2: Ralph Lauren

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This tailored menswear style in a blush hue successfully juxtaposes hard and soft.

UO Rosie Utility Jumpsuit ($99)

Lykke Wullf Relaxed Ranch Jacket ($298) and Sandi Canvas High-Rise Pant ($275)

LF Market Flare Dungaree Overall ($250, on sale $149)

Look 3: Versace

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Lively’s ability to make neon green look formal is incredible. However, if you’re looking for a sporty style in this shade, then these pieces are for you.

Urban Renewal Remade Overdyed Pull-On Pant ($54)

Motel Neon Bra Top ($30) and Bike Short ($34)

I.AM.GIA Neptune Zipper Windbreaker Jacket ($220)

Look 4: Brunello Cucinelli

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Lively’s tartan suit reminds us of everything plaid. Complete the look with a sleek, oversized coat and you’re set.

UO Penelope Plaid Paperbag Wrap Skirt ($54)

Avec Les Filles Colorblock Cotton Trench Coat ($169)

Ruffled Plaid Jumpsuit ($158)

Look 5: Roland Mouret

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It’s hard to say whether the seamless incorporation of multiple colors or the large-scale plaid pattern is the best part of this outfit. We’ll just say both and shop accordingly!

The East Order Lara Gingham Tie-Back Cropped Top ($109) and High-Rise Pant ($149)

Mara Hoffman Plaid Maxi Dress ($450)

Checked Wide-Leg Jumpsuit ($138)

Look 6: Gucci

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Floral patterns and purple: two styles we’re ready to pull off because Lively does them so well.

UO Kerina Floral Satin Cropped Trucker Jacket ($89)

BDG Floral High-Rise Stairway Pant ($64)

Mural Oversize Blazer ($75)

Look 7: Sonia Rykiel

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Who says pantsuits need pants? Skip the bottoms for these fashion-forward dresses.

Yumi Kim Velvet Blazer Dress ($238)

Trench Dress ($158)

Milly Cotton Suiting Blazer Dress ($645)

Look 8: Brunello Cucinelli

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With winter just around the corner, these velvet looks will keep you both cozy and ready to dominate your next presentation.

Boardroom Velvet Blazer ($148)

Luna Velvet Jumpsuit ($158)

The Essential Velvet Slim Trousers ($118)

Look 9: Michael Kors

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Though this look is from 2012, we couldn’t resist including the bright red showstopper in some of Lively’s best pantsuit looks. 

UO Arlo Pleated Pant ($59)

Zip-Front Mini Skirt ($49), Zip-Front Tank Top ($39), and UO Corduroy Zip-Front Jacket ($69)

Sandy Military Jacket ($168)

Look 10: Onyx

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Due to its dark color and tailored fit, this suit stands out among Lively’s menswear ensembles. These jumpsuits echo the suit’s refined, classic simplicity.

Columnist Jumpsuit ($148)

Menswear Jumpsuit ($158)

The Essential Belted Jumpsuit ($148)

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