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 for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.
I love this suit from Nanette Lepore. Let’s start with the jacket: love the pleated peplum flounce in the back, as well as the pockets. Love the gathered shoulders, the slightly wide v-neck, the buttons… it’s a classy, modern look. The wrap skirt looks great, except I’m a bit worried about that slit — flashing the midthigh is never appropriate for the office. If, after trying it on, it were really horrible, I would either return the skirt (but keep that gorgeous jacket), or possibly have a tailor add some fabric to “fill” the slit — perhaps a lace, or even just a matching white silk. The jacket (Nanette Lepore Button Collared Working Jacket) is $428, and the skirt (Nanette Lepore Wrap Playing Skirt) is $248 at Bloomingdale’s.