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It's now August, which officially makes it appropriate to start thinking about fall and, more importantly, fall fashion. Whether you're starting up at a new job or just looking for some pieces to revamp your wardrobe, a pantsuit is a great style to take charge and look like a true boss lady, even if you're just getting coffee for the real boss.

For a 70's-inspired style, go with a wide-leg trouser.

If you don't want to invest in a new suit, try a flare or wide-leg trouser that will go with your typical black (or neutral) blazers. Flared trousers like these from ASOS are subtle but still on-trend, so when the 70's are no longer in style, they will still be a staple in your wardrobe.

For a more retro look, swap out your typical blazer for a matching 70's jacket.

A double-breasted coat or a blazer with a tied belt can look both retro and fresh, especially with a great pair of matching pants. Go for a jacket with a longer hem, that hits just below your hipbones, for more authenticity to the 70's style. This suit from Topshop is a great example of a 70's jacket. If you don't want to buy a full suit, try wearing a jacket like this one with trousers you already own.

Try a colorful suit in a rich color or bright pastel.

If you're a bolder dresser, a bright pastel-colored suit or a richer color if that's not your thing. If you can go all out, flared pants and a matching blazer in a cool color will look great with a simple black top tucked in. If you want to try the trend with less impact, stick with a straight-leg or cropped trouser. This suit is a happy medium between retro and updated.

More tips...

* To give the look a real vintage vibe, tie a silk scarf around your neck, tucking the ends under the collar of your blazer for the true 70's style.
* Mix and match the above elements with each other or your more commonly worn pieces if you want to try the trend in a more subtle way, like a long belted jacket with skinny trousers or jeans, or flared trousers with a brightly colored blazer.
* Another way to make the look more 70's is with a turtleneck worn under your jacket, or a button-up blouse buttoned all the way up. Steer clear of ruffled tops if you're trying these trends, or the whole outfit will look like a costume.
that's so true!!! great tip actually because that didn't even cross my mind. I think that would be so perfect this fall. great card per usual.
@jordanhamilton I know! I do wish I were taller to pull off the flared trousers, but if you wear heels that are mostly covered by the wide legs, no one will know!
Rachel Zoe makes anything look good! I wish I wasn't so short. I'm so glad this trend is resurfacing -- it's amazing.