Suit of the Week: Theory

Corporette's Suit of the Week: TheoryFor 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 think it’s official: the long blazer is back. I saw a woman wearing one a week or so ago (in the wild) and thought she looked very chic, and TONS of designers are showing them. I have mixed feelings about the trend, as someone sort of lived through it the first time (it was a big part of my look for Mock Trial and other gussied-up school events when I was a teenager — I’ll see if I can find a picture for Throwback Thursday on Instagram).  I think it’s inherently a casual look, at least as styled here, but it’s not altogether unflattering. I would probably wear it with a blouse with a bit more shape to it — perhaps a fitted button-front — but I hesitantly like it. (This “dark merlot” color is gorgeous, though, and very easy for me to like!)  Ladies, what do you think of the trend? The blazer (Theory Marcella Blazer) is $455, and the pants (Theory Louise Urban Trousers) are $275, both at ShopBop.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Pleated Lattice Skirt in Hidden Floral

J. Crew Pleated Lattice Skirt in Hidden Floral | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This pleated lattice skirt looks fun and swingy for a casual day at the office, and that pattern looks amazing — black, navy, white, with bursts of orange. Love. It’s $118 at J.Crew. J. Crew Pleated Lattice Skirt in Hidden Floral

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Coffee Break: Peterson Shopper

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Peterson Shopper | CorporetteI’m liking this simple tote bag from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Hooray for the tassle and interesting belted look on the outside, and hooray for all of the pockets hidden in the colorful lining. It was $348 but is now marked to $192 at 6pm. Other color options are tan and white, both available at Zappos. Ralph by Ralph Lauren Peterson Shopper

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Diamond Textured Wrap Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Diamond Textured Wrap Dress | CorporetteI love all the twists on the basic black dress here — the wrap front detail looks so flattering, but also totally work appropriate, and you have to zoom in to see the cool texture to the top half of the dress. While it looks short on the model, it is 36.5″ long, which would be fine on my 5’4″ frame. I like that it’s lined and — huzzah — has a hidden back zip. It’s $395 at Rebecca Taylor (which has amazing deals from time to time if you’re on their email list). Diamond Textured Wrap Dress

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Coffee Break: Air Tali OT Wedge 40

Cole Haan Air Tali OT Wedge 40 | CorporetteThese peep toe wedges are from Cole Haan’s popular Air Tali line, and while the wooden heel and open toe make them better for a casual day, I can’t get over that gorgeous purple. They’re available in three widths and four other colors, including black, beige, silver and gold, for prices ranging from $118-$168. The pictured shoes are $129. Cole Haan Air Tali OT Wedge 40

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Liam Long-Sleeve Colorblock Sheath

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Black Halo Liam Colorblock Sheath DressThis colorblock sheath has so much going for it — I love the flattering but modest silhouette, the mixed fabrics (you have to zoom in to appreciate the sweater knit at top), and two lovely conservative colors. A+ all around. The dress is $390 at CUSP, available in sizes 0-12. (I’m also kind of in love with those heels, which don’t seem to be for sale at CUSP. Anyone have any leads?) Black Halo Liam Long-Sleeve Colorblock Sheath

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