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’ll be honest: slim pickings this week for a suit that I really liked. I like the color of this one, and I think the darts and seaming on the jacket would be really flattering. That said, I’d probably wear this suit primarily as separates. One thing that’s worth discussing, though: the buttons. I have always been taught that if you leave a button undone on a blazer, it’s the bottom button — never the top button. Here, with a fitted blazer like this, I would think it would look best either a) open and unbuttoned, b) all 3 buttons buttoned, or c) just the middle button buttoned. I think the way it’s styled here — top button undone, as if it were a low-cut blouse — just looks sloppy and as if there’s a fit issue. Am I crazy? Let’s discuss. The jacket (BOSS Black Jasluna Blazer) is $595, and the skirt (BOSS Black Venovi Pencil Skirt) is $325, both at Bloomingdale’s.