Suit of the Week: Vince Camuto

tweed-suit-vince-camuto-429x225pxFor 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: hello. This tweed suiting (with just a touch of stretchy elastane) looks awesome over at Nordstrom — I love the fall-friendly charcoal color, as well as the flattering peplum and collar. The pants are fitted ankle pants; the matching skirt has an interesting lace hem (but know your office!) — and if you want a really modern look, there’s a belted vest in a matching fabric that does look pretty cool with the pants. I especially like how the pieces look great together but are strong enough to wear as separates. The jacket (Vince Camuto Tweed Peplum Blazer) is $159, and the skirt (Vince Camuto Tweed Skinny Ankle Pants) are $99; both pieces are available in regular, petite, and plus sizes.

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Suit of the Week: Calvin Klein

calvin-klein-sotw-245x225pxFor 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 noticed this deep aubergine suit in the plus-size version, first, while looking for a similar plus-size option for Tuesday’s workwear pick — and loved the color and look so much I did a little search on Macy’s: there’s a TON of aubergine stuff in regular and plus sizes, ladies. The zippered, collarless blazer pictured here — with matching skirt — looks absolutely gorgeous, particularly for $195 total. There’s another collared jacket with pants in regular sizes that’s nice, as well as this gorgeous sunburst dress in regular and plus sizes.  The pictured suit comes in petite and plus sizes for $185-$195. Calvin Klein Plus Size Jacket & Pencil Skirt

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Suit of the Week: Talbots

pleated-peplum-crepe-suit-from-talbotsFor 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.

Up front, let me note that this suit comes in black, a dark wine color, and this pictured teal — and I kind of love them all. The pleated peplum jacket looks gorgeous, and the half-slit in the pencil skirt is very on trend (but it’s Talbots, so you know it won’t be scandalous).  The jacket (Refined Crepe Pleated Peplum Jacket) is $199, and the skirt (Refined Crepe Skirt) is $99. Not pictured: the matching sheath dress and pants. All items come in regular, petite, plus, and plus size petites.

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Suit of the Week: Brooks Brothers

dark green wool women's suit brooks brothersFor 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.

Yasssss. Love this olive suit, made from “Tollegno wool from Italy” (huh). It’s unusual to see a suit with such a high stance for the buttons, but I think with all the darting it works. (Sad trombone, though — seeing the blouse featured beneath the suit just makes me feel like they missed an opportunity to give the suit a fun lining, or at least a colorful ribbon detail on the inside.) I like the pieces as a suit and by themselves (even the high-waisted skirt is cute!), and it’s nice that they’re offered in regular and petite sizes. The blazer (Wool Twill Hacking Jacket) is $428, the pants (Wool Twill Trousers) are $268, and the skirt (not pictured) is $248. All sizes are available in petites and regular sizes 0-16.

Here’s a similar suit in plus sizes, as well as a much more affordable green blazer in sizes XS-4X.

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

Reiss Premium Collection SuitWell, well: I did not realize Reiss has a premium line of suiting. According to the site, it’s “exclusively created in-house with a focus on luxe fabrications and precision fit.” Other retailers have tried this, of course — The Limited still has their Luxe line, but Banana Republic has stopped and started its “premium” line, Monogram. (Awww, here’s a link to one of our very first Suit of the Week posts featuring a Monogram suit.) Still, Reiss’s suiting is great, and the price point isn’t too much higher, so this new Premium line is definitely worth a mention. On the pictured suit, I love the texture, as well as the cut. The blazer (Moss Textured Blazer) is $495, and the pants (Dartmouth Trouser) are $230.

A couple of more affordable suits are here and here. Here’s a plus-size option (jacket and pants).

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Suit of the Week: Escada

Escada business 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.

Oooooh: Escada knows how to deliver an interesting but classy suit. I love the pintucks on this stylish blazer, and the dress is a-ma-zing also. Something about the pintucking makes me feel like a brooch would be the perfect statement jewelry for the outfit. The blazer (Escada Pintuck Blazer) is $1875 at Saks Fifth Avenue, and the pants (Escada Flared Trousers) are $795; the matching dress is $1095. All are available in sizes 32-48.

Tough act to follow! Here is a very similar blazer that’s more affordable … but it is listed in euros and ships from Italy.

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