1 Suit, 3 Looks

I’ve recently purchased a lavender gingham suit that I absolutely adore!

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Photo by  Ashley Gallerani .

But (the not so problematic) problem with a unique suit set is: it’s way too memorable! Which means you can’t exactly wear it every other day. Or, can you?

If you’ve been following my blog, then you’d know I only invest in pieces that can be re-worn in various ways. I also only now go for items that can actually maximize my closet, because that is the way to go for me, considering I have a “New York City” closet, if you know what I mean.

I really like the subtle gingham design and the lilac hue of this suit, so I was determined to re-style it with other pieces I adore and already own.

A lot of people think suits are only suitable for certain “formal” occasions, but that really isn’t true! The first time I wore this suit, I did wear it for Hudson Yard’s grand opening event, but the second time was for a Sunday brunch with friends!

I also wore this suit again to match the lavender suit gal pal Hajra from @hajra_aaa wore one day for a shoot together on the Upper East Side.

In this post, I’m re-wearing the blazer and pants separately for different occasions. Scroll down to see the other outfits I put together!

Look No. 1 | Something Fancy

Personally, I’d like to call this the “Meet the Parents” look — not like the movie, just so you know, but like actually meeting the parents.

I wore the blazer over a silk skirt from Maggie Wu Studio to add a softer, more feminine touch to this look, and belted the blazer to accentuate my waist. Then I completed the outfit with a pair of black heels from Bella Belle Shoes with beautiful pearl details! The pumps are so elegant in style and extremely comfortable to walk in.

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Look No. 2 | Something Casual

For a weekend stroll through the park (or perhaps a picnic maybe?), I styled the suit pants with a light and loose-fitting cashmere sweater. I’d like to think that this outfit is effortlessly chic, because it’s casual enough to be comfortable in, but good enough for photos.

And in case you didn’t notice, my birthday present this year, the color-block Danse Lente Phoebe bag, worked with all three looks!


Hope you like the looks I put together! Thank you for stopping by Happily Ever Style!



Photos by Ashley Gallerani Photography.


Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.