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Suit of the Week: Talbots

Fvintage-dot-jacquard-pantsuit-navyor 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.

Speaking of wearing interesting suits to court — here’s a lovely vintage dot jacquard suiting set from Talbots. This is a great example of something that’s just a little bit feminine, with tiny light blue dots — but in a muted color and a traditional shape.  I like that it’s available in regular, petite, and plus sizes, and that it’s on a kind of great deal right now: take an additional 30% off sitewide all marked prices (which for the suit are already on sale). The marked price for the jacket is $169-$189, the pants are $99-119, and the dress (not pictured) is $119-$129.  Vintage Dot Jacquard Suiting

Looking for a great deal on a suiting set with lucky sizes? Check this glen plaid stretch suiting from Halogen — lots of regular sizes left in the blazer but lucky sizes only in the pants and skirt (and no markdowns at all in the plus sizes, alas).

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

banana-republic-herringbone-blazerFor 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. 

When we recently discussed the versatility of light blue suits that are more colorful than the typical navy, everyone agreed that the more muted, dustier shades are better to wear as separates — there’s no possibility of confusing them with black. This is a great, wintry, bright blue suit from Banana Republic. I always like light blue with red, so try it with some burgundy accents; it would also look nice with black or white. The pencil skirt is available in sizes 0-16, as is the blazer and the flannel pant, which offers short, regular, and long options. (I can’t find it in petite sizes, but they may exist — so give your local store a call if you’re looking for something shorter.) The jacket (Herringbone Flannel Blazer) is $228, and the skirt and pants (not pictured) are $98-$120.

Psst: You can get 40% off your purchase of $200 or more with code BRSEASON.

Here’s a herringbone plus-size option from Talbots (who also has a sale: 30% off regular-price items): blazer, skirt, and pants.

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Suit of the Week: T Tahari

black-velvet-suit-tahari-2For 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 often talk about how a velvet blazer is a must for office holiday parties and similar events, and I like that this is a whole velvet suit from T Tahari, available at Bloomingdale’s. I think the pieces would work well together or as separates, and they’re really affordable. The sizes available are 2-16. The jacket (T Tahari Randa Velvet Blazer) is $148, and the pants (T Tahari Tina Velvet Tapered Pants) are $98.

Here’s a blazer and jacket in plus sizes from Talbots, although it’s hard to tell if they’re meant to be a set. Either way, there are two colors that they share, black and majestic purple. Today is the last day you can get 30% off your entire order.

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Suit of the Week: Classiques Entier

classiques-entier-suitFor 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.

Hmmn: Nordstrom may have started quietly marking down stuff already (is the Nordstrom fall clearance sale almost here?!) — so do take a look if you’ve got some time today. I’m not seeing any amazing deals in suits (unless you like this ivory tweed dress-blazer combo), but I do love this dark navy “nep stripe” pantsuit from Classiques Entier.  The jacket (Pinstripe Suit Jacket) is $329, and the pants (Midnight Nep Suit Pant) are $199, all in regular and petite sizes 2-16; there’s also a matching sheath dress and skirt.

Psst: Ann Taylor is having their big sale on suits right now — use code SUITUP to get 40% off suits in regular and petite sizes.

Looking for a similar option in plus sizes? Here’s a midnight pantsuit.

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Suit of the Week: J.Crew

jcrew-houndstooth-suitFor 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.

Oooh: I’m kind of loving this houndstooth suit from J.Crew, either worn as a suit or as separates. I was just pondering what to wear with houndstooth these days — I think red can be a bit played out, so I’ve settled on “Tumblr pink” as being a more modern look (like this blouse). The jacket (Lady Jacket in Italian Confetti Houndstooth) is $198, and the skirt (Pencil Skirt in Confetti Houndstooth) is $110; take 30% off a purchase of $200+ with code SHOPMORE.

Looking for a plus-sized version? Check out this one, on sale (blazer, skirt).

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Suit of the Week: Ann Taylor

tweed-suitFor 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.

Happy Wednesday! I’m loving this tweed suit from Ann Taylor — it’s got texture and visual interest with that black nubby tweed fabric, but the comfort and versatility of a classic style. There’s a matching skirt and sheath dress, but no pants, alas. The jacket (Refined Tweed Jacket) is $179 in regular and petite sizes, and the skirt (Refined Tweed Skirt) is $89, available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.

Looking for something similar in plus sizes? This $99 blazer has a matching skirt, this pantsuit is selling out fast at Nordstrom but still available at Bloomingdale’s.

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