Suit of the Week: L.K. Bennett

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.

Oooh: I’m sure we’ve featured the Judi jacket from L.K. Bennett before, but this dark belted purple is so lovely — interesting, but still subdued. There’s definitely a matching skirt, and I believe the pictured dress matches as well. Alas, it isn’t pictured on a model at the LKB site, but you can see it in teal on Kate Middleton in our post on whether or not lawyers can wear interesting suits to court. Weirdly, each of the three pieces is $395.

A couple of other options for purple suits: a more affordable one and one that comes in plus sizes (it’s a pantsuit, however).

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Suit of the Week: Calvin Klein

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.

For several years now, designers have seemed to equate autumn with “plaid suit” — and there are a TON of them out there in all price ranges right now. (Here’s a very fashion-y plaid suit from a new brand to me, Lewit, at Nordstrom, for example. This gray/blush combo from Calvin Klein may be more on the boring/classic side, but my hunch is that you’d get a ton of mileage out of both of these pieces as separates — and if you want to wear them together as a suit to be “on trend,” you’re set. The jacket (Checkered Plaid Blazer) is $104, and the skirt (Checkered Knee-Length Skirt) is on sale for $59; they also seem to have a longer topper for petites (which is odd, because as a 5’4″ woman I’m usually suspicious of longer coats, but there you go). Try code FALL for an additional 20% off. (Looks like Saks OFF5TH also has the topper in straight sizes… ooh, and you can clearly see the similarities from this designer Calvin Klein topper that was $3500 but is now $890 at Bergdorf.)

Looking for plus size or petite suit? Talbots has a bunch of glen plaid suiting separates in several size ranges, and Macy’s has a plus size option from Le Suit.

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Suit of the Week: Red Fleece

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.

As I mentioned last week, Brooks Brothers’ more affordable line, Red Fleece, has a ton of nice options for suiting. This gray chalk pinstripe suit looks like a great basic for fall — and the dress is doing that contrasting-stripe thing I like so much. Sizing is generally only 0-14, alas. The jacket (Pinstripe Stretch Wool Two-Button Jacket) is $198, and the pants (Tapered Pinstripe Stretch Wool Trousers) are $128; the dress (pictured in Pin at bottom) is $158.

This navy/white pinstriped suit at Talbots comes in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes.

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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.

Brightish purple herringbone skirt suit: yes or no? While obviously not for court, I think this suit could be fun as separates, as well as that rare “look at me” suit for a presentation or networking event, particularly if you’re an alum of a school with purple colors (go ‘Cats!). The jacket is $178, the skirt is $98; there are also matching pants and a dress (with an unfortunate bow in the back, IMHO — a detail that I’m seeing on a few dresses at BR right now).

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Suit of the Week: Mixed Tweed 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.

Here’s my main question: why so short, Ann Taylor? If this navy cotton tweed suit looks great but for the miniskirt, note that the skirt DOES come in tall sizes up to size 18 (as well as petites, fwiw) — and there’s always the possibility that the model is crazy tall. Other than that, I like — the jacket is $198 and the skirt is $109. (Plus: one of their better sales is happening today — 50% off all sale items — and check out these adorable green heels (also green flats).

Looking for plus sizes? Here’s a tweed suit in plus sizes; and here are two tweed blazers to rock the separates look.

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Suit of the Week: Topshop

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.

There are a lot of boring suits and really wacky suits out right now. This bright green jade suit from Topshop is an interesting one because it’s well-reviewed and comes from a younger brand. Colorful suits are usually associated with older women, but this cut is very modern, and the brand is very modern, too. So if you want a really fun suit that’s also affordable and professional, check this out. It’s nice that you can wear it as separates, and the pants look good by themselves for work. They come in green, blue, and pink, while the jacket only is available in green and pink. At Nordstrom, the jacket (Double Breasted Suit Jacket) is $125, and the pants (Tailored Cigarette Trousers) are $68. The size range is 2–12.

For plus sizes, here are some pink (in two shades) and green pants at Eloquii, and a pencil skirt there with a lot of color choices that include pink and green.

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