STYLE & BEAUTY
09/20/2017 10:22 am ET Updated Sep 20, 2017

Hillary Clinton Is Perfectly Runway Ready In This Purple Jacket

What Happened to the matching pantsuits, Hills?

Hillary Clinton’s post-election appearances have involved leather, a caftan and a new haircut ― the kind of statement-making looks you’d wear for your ex, to show you’re getting on just fine without him.

Clinton continued on a high style note for an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in New York City Tuesday night, abandoning the pantsuits of yesteryear for an on-trend belted, gingham purple jacket by Argent instead. 

Hey, girl! 
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Hey, girl! 

She was totally on-trend for the appearance, in which she both blasted President Donald Trump’s recent speech at the United Nations and was gifted a packet of “Clinton Victory Jokes” Colbert had planned to tell during a live election special in November 2016.

But don’t just take our word for it. Both the color purple and checkered/plaid garb have been mainstays on the Spring 2018 runways and on the streets outside of them.

Outside the Simone Rocha show at London Fashion Week on Sept. 16.
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Outside the Simone Rocha show at London Fashion Week on Sept. 16.
LeBron James closing Kith Sport's show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7.
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LeBron James closing Kith Sport's show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7.
During the Gabriela Hearst show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 12.
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During the Gabriela Hearst show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 12.
During the Roland Mouret show at London Fashion Week on Sept. 17.
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During the Roland Mouret show at London Fashion Week on Sept. 17.
Outside London Fashion Week on Sept. 19.
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Outside London Fashion Week on Sept. 19.
Outside the Marchesa show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 13.
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Outside the Marchesa show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 13.
During the Emporio Armani show in London on Sept. 17.
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During the Emporio Armani show in London on Sept. 17.
During Stockholm Fashion Week on Aug. 30.
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During Stockholm Fashion Week on Aug. 30.
During the Supima show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7.
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During the Supima show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7.

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