For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.
We’re getting an Audrey Hepburn vibe from this lovely tweed suit from Ann Taylor. The tulip skirt, the shorter flared jacket — they’re both very cool. We wish they had a picture of the suit together — we feel almost certain that the layer beneath the jacket must be as intentional as the rest of the suit, but with the pleating and waistband of the skirt we’re not quite sure how to do that. We’d probably punt and tuck a black or dark gray long-sleeved v-neck. The jacket (Herringbone Tweed Jacket) is $220, and the skirt (Herringbone Tweed Skirt) is $120 in sizes regular (00-18) and petites (00-16). With the promotion going on right now (30% off a suit if you buy both pieces) that brings the price for the set down to $238.
This week’s runner-up for suit of the week: this “tech” pantsuit from Tahari. Its mystery is exceeded only by its power.