7 Chic Power Outfits That Will Have You Rethinking Your Spring Wardrobe

Lafayette 148 New York “Cynthia” flared-cuff blouse, $268 at Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase. Silk tie in black, $175 at Paul Staurt. Taller Marmo “Silver City” metallic fringe midi skirt, $600 at Curio.

Womenswear this spring combines playful tailoring, funky silhouettes, and unexpected layering for a new type of power dressing.

Tata Naka silk-jacquard double-breasted jacket ($980) and full skirt ($875), both at Curio. Elie Tahari “Raz” stretch poplin shirt, $160 at Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase. Metal brooch with crystals, $335 at Gucci. Leather belts, $275 each at Paul Stuart.
Johanna Ortiz palm-print canvas wrap jacket ($1,450) and capri pants ($995), both at Neiman Marcus. Petar Petrov “Carol” striped blouse in green and white, $410 at Curio. Gucci “Princetown” leather mule, $695 at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie. Alana Douvros “Bodrum” earrings, $175 at Shelter. Bernard Delettrez two-coil snake ring, $265 at Curio.
Escada jewel-snap satin-lapel tuxedo jacket ($1,895) and “Taminola” high-rise straight-leg stretch wool pants ($750), both at Neiman Marcus. Vivetta “Bonn” white shirt with embroidery details, $301 at Curio. Black fedora ($287) and striped suspenders ($165), both at Paul Stuart. Jimmy Choo “Jaida” glitter loafers, $650 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Pair of Thieves “Block Party” dots socks, $20 for three pairs at Urban Outfitters.
“Nadia” deconstructed silk-satin blazer in gold ($2,090) and “Albina” trousers ($1,290), both at Max Mara. Cane, $228 at Paul Stuart.
Rosetta Getty gather-sleeve top, $735 at Hu’s Wear. Structured denim jacket ($150) and voluminous cotton-twill trousers ($125), both at Cos. Special-order Lisa Battaglia hat, $250 at Scarf, $225 at Paul Stuart.
Akris “Abiqui” pin-stripe herring­bone linen blazer ($3,590) and “Carl” pants ($995), both at Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase. Maison Ullens caftan, $1,030 at Hu’s Wear. Gold-plated link necklace, $370 at “Glade” heel, $450 at Rachel Comey.

Fashion styling by Frederique Stephanie at the Pop Up House; Hair by Jacqui Davis; Makeup by Lee Will; Model is Ovo Wiliki at Major Model Management.

This article appears in the March 2019 issue of Washingtonian.

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Hayley is an Associate Editor at Washingtonian Weddings. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.