As I recall, last time during the Happy 3rd to Dear Postman: Q&A, one of you asked me about the transformation of my fashion style (full lookbook here).  I have to say that's my favourite question (and also a very tricky question) and I did spend some time looking back at my pictures to find out the answer (also to realise I used to be chubbier).  There's this one item or one style that I’ve been loving more and more over the years, and pretty much my go-to whenever there's a special event or meeting, or even when there’s nothing special honestly.

And that is…

my POWER SUIT

You would have noticed by now that I love wearing suits, or if I could only wear my jacket, I would.  They are my number one pretty much all the time.  When there's an event?  Wear the suit.  Something to make the outfit more special?  Suit jacket.  Client's meeting?  Suits - though clients always suddenly pop up when I am in some ridiculous suits. 

If you are thinking right now, that suits are just boring, masculine and dark, why don’t you scroll down and see if the following looks could change your mind?

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# Belt it up

Just because suits were originally designed for men doesn’t mean women cannot wear them their own way;

Just because suits are symbols of strong and powerful men doesn’t mean women cannot be strong and powerful. 

Not only are we strong and powerful, we are also sexy, diligent, tender and heedful.  So get a longer blazer and belt it up, make it a dress.  "We Should All Be Feminists" – theme of Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior.

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# Checkered Suits

Sometimes things just don’t have to be identical for them to match each other, just like checks. There are tens or hundreds of “checks" out there, and it’s always okay to match different checks together.  It’s like the same but not the same.  And also with checks it could make one look old - so mix-and-match to create more layers!  

 Black bralette / COS white shirt / TOPSHOP Wrap Belted Check crepe mini skirt /  Max & Co double check blazer  /  Gucci Princeton leather slippers (black)  /  Celine small classic bag in box calfskin

Black bralette / COS white shirt / TOPSHOP Wrap Belted Check crepe mini skirt / Max & Co double check blazer / Gucci Princeton leather slippers (black) / Celine small classic bag in box calfskin

For this look, the blazer and the skirt do not come in a set. If you take a closer look, in fact they are not the same kind of checks. However for some reason they just match perfectly together and turn out looking less boring too.

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# Details matter

What makes suits really interesting is how many details combined and turned into one single piece.  And very often, a good design contains way more secret details than you could imagine.  

It could be the inner hidden pockets that fit your cards or phone perfectly.  Or the threading at the cuff that is more durable than the rest of the jacket.

That is why I love Racil. It makes you feel your every concern is being taken care of. Every detail makes you think “how do you know I need this?”

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I still remembered how my heart skipped a beat the first time I saw their design on some stranger girl. She looked so powerful, so feminine, so put together and most importantly not boring.  She had that cool girl vibe which completely stole my attention.

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And of course, 3 looks will not be enough to show you my love with suits.  Make sure you come back next week for more colours, more combinations and more SUITS.

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