Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

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.

You know, I’m not sure what I would have thought years ago about a jumpsuit and blazer together as a suit, but at the moment it feels kind of modern and interesting, and a nice take on the standard suit — and I like the plaid here, too. The blazer has three exterior pockets, and the jumpsuit has slanted front pockets and rear welt pockets. I’d probably layer a thin black turtleneck beneath the jumpsuit for work since the straps are very thin, but you could also do a low black scoopneck or even a white blouse. The jacket (Classic Fit Shine Plaid Blazer) is $198, the jumpsuit (Shine Plaid Strappy Jumpsuit) is $158, and — if you want a more traditional option — the pants (Ryan Slim Straight-Fit Shine Plaid Pant) are $98. They’re available in regular and petite sizes at Banana Republic, and right now you can get 40% off your purchase of $200 with code BRWINTER.

Here’s a plus-size option at ModCloth.

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Suit of the Week: Hobbs

hobbs suit included in the bloomingdales' friends family sale 2017For 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’m really loving Hobbs suits lately! I like the piping on the jacket, as well as the colorblocking on the dress — it’s interesting, flattering, and not at all Star Trek-y or “budget” looking. If the high neckline of the dress gives you pause, I’d either do a short, round necklace just above the crew neck (such as a pearl necklace), or — especially for the holidays — consider pinning a brooch to the lapel of the jacket or the collarbone-area on the dress. The jacket (Marlene Piped Wool-Blend Jacket) is $335, and the dress (Marlene Color-Blocked Wool-Blend Dress) is $295.

Psst: This suit is included in the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family sale today, where they’re offering 25% off a large selection of items (this suit is included!) — and on everything else, Loyallists get a $25 gift card on every $100 you spend. Great time to consider buying a big handbag or other purchase that will not likely go on sale!

Looking for a similar option in plus sizes? This option from Le Suit has similar piping, while this affordable plus-size blazer and sheath dress set has a similar sedate, sophisticated vibe. (The affordable set also comes in regular sizes: jacket, dress, pants.)

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Suit of the Week: Boss

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 want to call this suit tweed, but instead it’s a really interesting, textured fabric “made from Italian jacquard richly textured with a check plaid and diagonal ribbing” — if you zoom in you can see little raised black squares on a black check plaid pattern. I think mixing textures is a really sophisticated but easy way to bring a lot of contrast into an otherwise sedate wardrobe, so I love fabrics like this — try pairing it with a fluffy cashmere or a matte silk blouse, for example. Love. The jacket (Kanelli Jacquard Jacket) is $445, and the skirt (Manelli Jacquard Pencil Skirt) is $265. (There’s also a matching dress.)

For plus sizes, this long jacket + dress has a similar vibe but is almost sold out (and probably a bit too fancy for work); this $53 jacquard dress is lovely.

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Suit of the Week: Hobbs London

red tweed skirt suit  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 really like the fact that Bloomingdale’s carries British brand Hobbs – there are so few stores in the US it’s great to have a work-appropriate, often machine washable workwear brand more readily available. This red tweed suit looks great (despite the fact that the skirt looks mighty short — I’m hoping that’s a super tall model…). The color is more wintry than festive, and I think you could wear both the dress, blazer, and skirt (if you dare) as separates as well — in fact, the dress is pretty awesome by itself. The jacket (Florrie Piped Jacket) is $375, and the dress (Florrie Textured Ribbon-Detail Dress) is $325.

Looking for a plus size option? Talbots has several suiting options in a deep burgundy, and this “glazed tweed” jacket is an interesting option as a separate.

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

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 like the slim cut of this Reiss suit, as well as the classic suiting wool, and in general it just looks like a great way to bring the red trend into your workwear. If you’re curious about what to wear with burgundy besides neutrals like white, black, and navy, I always like light blue with it — like a light blue button-front or a light blue lightweight sweater. Even a cobalt would look nice with this — you’d be surprised at how versatile it is. The jacket (Atlee Jacket) is $445, and the pants (Atlee trousers) are $245. Not pictured: a matching skirt and dress.

Here’s an affordable option at NY&Co and a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Hobbs

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.

This jacket and dress from Hobbs look like great options. They’re lined and machine washable, the jacket is a two-button style with two side flap pockets, and the dress has a lovely seamed bodice effect. In general, Hobbs gets great reviews. The jacket (Catherine Jacket) is $335, and the dress (Catherine Dress) is $285, both at Bloomingdale’s. At Hobbs, the pants (Catherine Pants) are $285 as well.

Here’s a more affordable option and a navy suit in plus sizes.

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