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: the whole Brooks Brothers / Zac Posen collaboration is amazing (although, yes, I take issues with some of the general styling issues– 5th day dirty hair! walking vacation in Europe summer shoes!). Still, there is a lot to drool over. I like this belted menswear-inspired blazer, made from a stretchy wool-blend Loro Piana fabric. Were it in black it would feel very Marlene Dietrich or Kate Hepburn to me, but in this foresty green it feels lighter, fresher. I would stick with city neutrals like black, gray and navy, for fear that beige/brown/cream would take it too far towards “safari.” (Although: I do think a pair of purple pumps would be a very subtle but very fun addition.) The blazer (Belted Wool-Blend Jacket) is $698; the pants (Stretch Wool-Blend Trousers) are $498.