Early Theme Adopters: Suits

We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the blogs that are already using Suits, an elegant, flexible theme.

Suits gives any site — from a personal blog to a professional showcase — a polished, understated look. Its clean sans serif font is at once modern and timeless, while its subdued palette is balanced with Featured Images that let you inject bold colors into your posts. A streamlined main menu and an airy sidebar make for a smooth reading experience, letting your content speak for itself. Let’s take a look at how a few savvy bloggers are using the theme.

thefolksylife

raised by design

Jade, the Australia-based food and lifestyle blogger behind thefolksylife, demonstrates how great Suits looks out of the box. She preserved the theme’s signature white-on-black header, and made minimal tweaks elsewhere to make it work for her recipe-heavy content. Her primary menu makes navigating her site extremely easy: with one click you’ll find her Paleo diet recipes or healthy-living tips.

Keeping her sidebar uncluttered, Jade lets the mouthwatering featured images take center stage — we dare you not to click on her chocolate mousse-cream recipe!

A Healthy Medium

a healthy medium

Sleek music blog A Healthy Medium subtly transforms Suits to match its urbane, modern vibe. The site starts off with the theme’s clean look, then makes it even more minimalistic with a gray-dominated palette and smaller font (achieved with the Custom Design upgrade). While the sidebar remains refreshingly spare, social sharing buttons are prominently displayed, inviting visitors to follow the blog across platforms.

Raised by Design

raised by design

On Raised by Design, blogger Maggie tweaks Suits to create a warm, inviting space for her posts on design and crafts. A custom header sets the tone; an Image Widget displaying her site’s logo near the top of the page does a great job anchoring Maggie’s visual brand. While her posts don’t use featured images, they still pop with color thanks to the great use of tiled galleries, which look especially enticing in Suits‘ elegant layout.

Looking for more great examples of blogs using Suits? How about:

Stay tuned for more examples of sites using recently-added themes — and if there are any particular themes you’d like to see featured, feel free to leave us a comment.


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  1. Alistair

    Chuffed to see the theme I started my blog with being featured. Now to figure out how to get those social media buttons up on the top right…

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  2. Ryan Jacobi

    I’m enjoying the ‘Suits’ theme as well! I use it for my personal site and for my podcast site and like the minimalist, but classic look it provides.

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  3. Joe

    I love the suits theme. It fit perfectly to what I had envisioned for my personal blog. I have had the theme since it first came out. On my blog, I post about life, faith, and everything in between.

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  4. LuceLuxe

    I’ struggling with getting my twitter and Instagram buttons up on my blog like A Healthy Medium…. does anyone know how I can do it?

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  5. Dennis

    Nice themes but I wish you would add more themes with this kind of minimal header and maybe some with even smaller modern headers. Also I do wonder why most of the new themes don´t have the “Editor Style” feature anymore? Is the “Editor Style” feature abandoned?

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  6. nuvofelt

    I’m using ‘suits’ for my two main blogs. One has a header added and the other is just a change of colour. The theme is ideal for my purposes. So glad you introduced it.

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  7. Shoshana Werbner

    Suits was an easy theme. i set up my blog in just a few minutes. I had some saved graphics and “Presto!” it was up!

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  8. Sandra Louise

    Yay for the social media buttons instructions! It took me a while, but I got there. I’ve been wondering how to do that. Loving ‘Suits’ theme, thanks for this post ;-)

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  9. Chas Rad

    Suits is great. Probably my favourite so far!

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  10. Alex Hurst

    I love this theme! I use it on my blog, too! The HTML code for the social media buttons is really easy. ^_^ I have a WordPress tutorial with a step-by-step for it, as well.

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  11. loripatrick

    Suits is sexy and simple. Just what I wanted for my new blog for the photography community. Thanks for the info.

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  12. anawnimiss

    Suits suits my blog just fine! Just the right amount of classy. And many thanks for the social media HTML instructions! Really helpful, thank you!

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  13. starlitcorner

    Awesome theme – would be great if the date of the post was displayed up at the blog title though… :)

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  14. New Henry Design - http://newhenrydesign.wordpress.com/

    Man, thanks for featuring my blog thefolksylife.com on here! I really appreciate it. I love the Suits theme, it’s minimal and stylish, and as you said, helps my photos to shine out. Thanks so much!

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  15. Three Well Beings

    I love the look! Every time you showcase a new design I get tempted. I already pay for a custom design, but the creative part of me always wants to try something new. Maybe I need more than one blog?

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  16. Divisha Maroli

    I love Suits. It’s simplicity caught my eye, while I was deciding what theme to use for my blog.

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  17. AHM Admin

    Thanks for the feature Ben, really appreciate the kind words. ‘Suits’ is one of my favourite themes hands down. It’s simplicity and class work perfectly.

    AHM

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  18. D.Mannix

    Reblogged this on mannixdee.

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  19. pusatmutiaradilombok

    I’m enjoying the ‘Suits’ theme as well! I use it for my personal site and for my podcast site and like the minimalist, but classic look it provides.

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  20. Maggie Natarelli

    Thank you for the featuring RBD in this great post! I’m flattered to be included in a group of such talented bloggers! I’m new to Suits and still tweaking a few things, but I love the minimalist layout and it’s been really user-friendly so far.

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  21. dcstyle4

    Suits perfectly matches the design I was looking for. However, I’d like to make it cleaner on top – I keep the subheading in for search purposes, but I always think it looks better with just the blog title in capital letters. Is there a way to have the subheading just appear in the title (without visually showing on the design)?

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    • Ben Huberman

      You could accomplish that with Custom CSS, which is part of the Custom Design upgrade. Otherwise, you can choose to have no text at all in the header, or both the site title and tagline.

      One free workaround you might try is to create a custom header image to replace the theme’s default header. Once your custom header image includes the site’s title (if you create it in an online image editor like PicMonkey you can add text to the image), you could then opt not to display your site’s header text. Your visitors would still see the title in your custom header image, though.

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  22. Jo

    Sharp, fresh and clean – just like a newly pressed suit.

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