The Many Suits of Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres, is the queen of laid back, androgynous style and forever looking too-cool-for-school, in a nerdy-chic kind of way, is a style not many can master! 

The outfits she is seen wearing on her hilarious hit daytime TV show could be described as Hampton’s school-boy. She is often seen sporting a pair of perfectly tailored trousers, cuffed at the precise length to show off a pair of fresh sneakers.  

Let’s face it, whether she is wearing a button-down, sport jacket, or sweater set, Ellen always manages to look effortlessly put together.  

And her more formal looks are just as flawless! From hosting an awards show, strutting her stuff on the red carpet, or being spotted out on the town with her wife Portia de Rossi, Ellen never steps a foot wrong in a tailored suit.  

So who better to teach us a thing or two about how to wear a custom suit with serious confidence and flare? Let’s recount a few of our favorite Ellen suit looks… 

This look may be a throwback, but we adore it so much that we had to include it! At a 2014 Twitter event, Ellen wore an expertly fitted pair of Black Watch plaid trousers with a navy tuxedo jacket.  

Her black satin lapels amped up the elegance while her crisp white button-down maintained the signature Ellen ‘Cool and Casual’ factor. Her patent leather Oxfords complemented the satin lapels and really brought the whole look together too. 

We love when couples coordinate, and if any couple can pull off coordinated suits, it is this female power-couple. These simple black suits are classic, without doubt. It wouldn’t be Ellen if there wasn’t a quirk though! While wife Portia opted for sophisticated black heels, Ellen opted for a suede Chelsea boot with a contrasting tan sole; the perfect accessory to add an element of casual to an otherwise formal look. 

In the warmer weather for a Wimbledon tennis game in London, Ellen opted for a light grey suit. She teamed a tweed blazer with fitted grey trousers and a printed button-down that kept her look summery and fresh. The hilarious host completed this look with a pair of stone colored lace-ups and very on-trend aviator glasses. 

Ellen is most certainly a style icon. No matter the occasion, she always looks like she has stepped off the pages of GQ. From Converse and sweater vests to Dolce and Gabbana suits and eye-catching prints, every look is worn with ease and her own special quirk. Ellen, we salute you! 

Drew Wilkinson