Suit of the Week: Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor Tweed Sky JacketFor 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 always like a springy blue suit, although I tend to wear the pieces more as separates than I do as a suit.  Today I like this nubby blue tweed from Ann Taylor (part of the 40% off sale they have going on today) — the color seems like a classic, I like the two jackets offered, and the seamed, lined A-line skirt looks flattering and comfortable.   The jacket (Ann Taylor Tweed Sky Jacket) is $159, and the skirt (Ann Taylor Tweed Sky Skirt) (both available in regular and petites); the second matching jacket (Oceana Tweed Jacket) is only in regulars and is $179. Use code SPRING4IT to bring the prices down to $95, $47, and $107, respectively.

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Suit of the Week: Akris Punto

Akris Punto Wool Pinstripe 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.

For some reason it feels like ages since I’ve seen a pinstriped skirt suit, and I’m loving this one from Akris Punto. Pinstripes can be tricky to wear as pants, so I vastly prefer them here with the skirt (which also would be a gorgeous separate), and it feels fresh and new. I like the peplum details on the jacket, and I think I like the banded belt with the skirt (although I can’t quite decide). The jacket (Akris Punto Wool Pinstripe Jacket) is $1290, and the skirt (Akris Punto Wool Pinstripe Skirt) is $440.

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Suit of the Week: Boden

Corporette's Suit of the Week: BodenFor 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.

An orange suit is a bit outside my comfort zone, but a) this does come in a more muted navy/beige palette, and b) I’m kind of loving the orange/pink combo, at least as separates. (I really wish they’d shown the pencil skirt, at least, with the jacket — I think they’d look lovely together. I’d probably stick with a simple white or black top beneath the suit, but that’s me…) There are a lot of pieces in this line: the blazer (Chancery Jacket) is $198, the pencil dress (Aldgate Dress) is $228, and the pencil skirt (St. Pauls Pencil Skirt) is $118. Not pictured but also available: a v-neck faux wrap dress (Greenwich Dress) for $218, and an A-line dress (Haymarket Dress) for $228.

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Suit of the Week: Tahari ASL

Corporette's Suit of the Week: Tahari ASLFor 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! Today I’m liking this suit from Tahari ASL. It’s reasonably priced, has a nice neutral beige/”beach” color, and I love that collarless jacket… it’s definitely a summer suit but a lovely one. Lord & Taylor has the $280 suit marked down to $140, in regulars and petites (try code SHOP to knock another 20% off). Dillards also has the suit, including size 18, for $190.

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Suit of the Week: L.K. Bennett

Corporette's Suit of the Week: LK 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.

Whenever I happen to be in the Time Warner Center in New York, I pop in the LK Bennett store and drool over the clothes — they seem well-made, interesting, and work appropriate.  (I’d put them on the same level as Hugo Boss, which also has a drool-worthy store at the Time Warner Center.)  I just realized they have a website, and this gorgeous tweedy suit caught my eye — I like the interesting seaming throughout, and the slight shape to the jacket.  Lovely.  The jacket (Agra Tweed Jacket) is $475, the dress (Agra Tweed Dress) is $425, and the skirt (Agra Pencil Skirt) is $275.

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

Corporette's Suit of the Week: ReissFor 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 seem to recall this happening every March: lackluster suits because the winter selection is dwindling and spring collections haven’t arrived yet.  This suit is absolutely gorgeous, albeit a bit boring.  (The pieces all come in a white/cream, as well, which is mildly more exciting.)  The fluted skirt is the main appeal, in my mind — it’s so rare to find a classic suit with a flared skirt!  I like the seaming on the jacket and the single button, and the matching pants have a modern cut.  (Just FYI: for my $.02, I HATE the look with sandals.)  The jacket (Fontez Tailored Jacket) is $465, the skirt (Sandra Fluted Hem Skirt) is $230, and the pants (Paris Slim Leg Trousers) are $230. [Read more...]