Suits

Disclaimer: Apologies if my recent posts have been a bit heavy...I wish I could promise I'd steer away from that, but take me as I am. 
"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."  Mark Twain
Suit : Dorothy Perkins | Slipper Loafers : New Look | Top : Thrifted (originally New Look)
For those who don't follow me on Twitter? I spent (or wasted. Its a matter of opinion) most of last week gushing over Harvey Specter, a dapper don of a lead character in the TV series, Suits. If you don't know...get familiar.
 Bag : Dune (giveaway win from Promise - '5 inch heels') | Watch : Guess
As you are well aware by this point, I've gone 'back to school', undertaking the practical qualification I will need to practice as a lawyer. One of the many requirements, is advocacy, which is heavily weighted on my course. Steering away from having a moan & groan, I will focus on the fickle aspect of the course...suits! Thats right, I actually HAVE to wear a suit to every advocacy class. The main aim of it is to get comfortable with 'court attire', and fully embody the profession in every session.
At first, I was apprehensive. I don't own a suit, neither do I look/ feel good wearing one. So here are the rules:

  • MUST be a dark suit
  • CAN be a skirt/ dress suit
  • MUST be conservative (below the knee/ knee length)
  • NO boots!
After watching Suits, I started to reason on the same wavelength as the law school, BSB, the Inns...etc. There's a certain presence that comes with a 'suit'. Not in the empty sense that some class those on Wall Street, but rather an air of self-importance, power and class. I want to embody that, and I find that when I don a suit, I can be that person. I walk with a grace and elegance that just isn't present in a skater skirt/ AA discopants *sniggers*. And quite honestly, I need it. I've realised, after a year of working in a subordinate role in a law firm, I lost my voice. So here I was, embarking on a profession that's dependant on advocacy and public speaking, and all of a sudden, I was frightened of it. Wearing a suit is like putting on a superhero costume, it allows me to be the best version of myself...even if only for a minute. 
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Suit Up!