I know the whole Neil Patrick Harris thing is a tad played out these days, but you gotta give it to the guy: both of his most famous roles involve him portraying people that are preternaturally awesome. Doogie Howser? I’ll take two CC’s of that young stud. Barney Stinson? Redefined being in love with oneself with zero apologies.
But I really knew that NPH and I were kindred spirits when How I Met Your Mother had him sing and dance through the faux streets of NYC about his ardent love for wearing suits. Observe:
BONUS: the whole shebang is a direct result of his kicking Stacy “I stole Julia Roberts’s black lacy Pretty Woman dress for the SAGs” Keibler to the curb.
Anyhoobity, I love suits too. They are fierce and tell the world that a) you mean business and b) that your line of business is ball busting.
I hear a lot of hoes say that suits make them look butch. Hogwash! Yes, a wide-legged brown number from Banana Republic will most likely make you look like Janet Reno, but only dumb dumbs go for the she-man stuff. Per below, suits can be flattering and fabulous when done right.
Now because I wasn’t born with Blake Lively’s stems, I don’t mess with the pantsuit. To each her own. I do very much enjoy a nice pencil skirt, or even a mini that errs on the longer side, paired with a well-tailored blazer. I’m also a big fan of doing the dress-under-a-suit jacket look. Either way, I always steer clear of the typ typ wool suit fabric because it’s dowdy and unflattering. Thicker, more structured fabrics always always always look better. See below to get the shopping juices flowing.