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.
It was actually the pencil skirt that sold me on this wool plaid suit from Brooks Brothers — it just looks like a perfect length, perfect plaid, perfect navy (perhaps with a bit of purpleish in it?). Of course, you can just buy the skirt, but then look how professional it looks with the matching jacket. I’d wear the jacket as a separate, also, perhaps over a black sheath dress or with gray trousers. (To those of you who doubt that you can wear navy and black together: note how great the navy suit looks here with the black suede heels.) The jacket (Wool Milano Fit One-Button Jacket) is $698, and the skirt (Wool Plaid Pencil Skirt) is $298.