Emerging as one of autumn's hottest trends, grey checked suiting has taken over everywhere from the street-style scene to the A-list to Instagram (if you haven't seen at least five bloggers wearing a grey plaid blazer, you may want to consult your optometrist for an eye exam). The latest to test-drive the look is none other than Blake Lively, who opted for a grey checked Ralph Lauren suit yesterday during one of her seven outfit changes.
But the actress wasn't the first to step out in Ralph Lauren's Spring 2018 menswear-inspired suit. In September, First Lady Melania Trump wore the same double-breasted suit to hear her husband speak at the United Nations, making for an unexpected twinning moment.
Proving the versatility of this season's ubiquitous suit trend, Lively fully committed to the menswear-inspired look, leaving her blazer buttoned up with a matching overcoat draped on top, and accessorising with lace-up boots, a briefcase-like Michael Kors bag, a black tie, and pocket squares. FLOTUS, meanwhile, went for a more relaxed take with her jacket unbuttoned, revealing a black blouse underneath.
The power of the power suit, indeed.