Though a pair of boyfriend jeans and a loose tee are an awfully tempting option during the summer, it's incredibly chic to pull out your black tie best on occasion. This is a sartorial lesson the performer appears to innately understand based on an Instagram Selena Gomez posted in a suit earlier in August. The starlet walked the red carpet in a captivating combination of Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Dior, three design houses which understand the anatomy of a suiting ensemble. Gomez chose a tailored tuxedo jacket, low-cut black tank, slim black trousers, and metallic pointy toe pumps. The look was completed with a slicked-back ponytail, minimalist accessories, and a sultry smokey eye. Whatever rehab stint she completed or post-Bieber distress Gomez has been suffering from this year, it seems as though the starlet has made a full recovery, and a very stylish one at that. Perhaps everyone should simply throw on a suit when they're going through a stressful patch, as the notion evidently works for Selena.
So if those shredded cutoffs and maxi dresses you've been rocking this summer are starting to lose their casual-chic luster, try out Gomez's modernized tuxedo. At the very least, you'll be the most elegant person in the room, no matter where you're headed this weekend.
1. FITTED TUXEDO JACKET
Start off your Selena-esque ensemble with a fitted tuxedo jacket. Victoria's Secret's Tuxedo Jacket features a wide, satin lapel and a slim, figure-flattering cut.
2. CROPPED TROUSERS
For a more modern take on the tuxedo, choose a pair of cropped skinny trousers like Gomez's. Joe Fresh's Cropped Slim-Fit Black Pants replicate the chic style, and as an added bonus, they're under $30.
3. BLACK TANK
Pair your fitted tuxedo ensemble with a lightweight silk tank. Vince's Black Silk Tank Top lends casual elegance to a buttoned-up ensemble.
4. METALLIC POINTY TOE PUMPS
Add an extra spring to your step with a pair of metallic pointy toe pumps like Gomez's. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker's Marlene Brogue Detail Pointy Toe Pump adds a menswear-inspired brogue stitch along the four inch leather heel for an unusual and chic look.
Images: selenagomez/Instagram; Victoria's Secret Tuxedo Jacket, $58.50, victoriassecret.com; Joe Fresh Cropped Slim-Fit Black Pants, $27.30, jcpenney.com; Vince Black Silk Tank Top, $111, saksfifthavenue.com; SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Marlene Brogue Detail Pointy Toe Pump, $375, shop.nordstrom.com