Suit of the Week: ASOS

Washable Black Suit: ASOS Black Crepe 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.

ASOS is a trove that, admittedly, I haven’t explored as much as I should. They have a TON of products, and it’s very easy to take a few quick looks around and walk away feeling intimidated in that “this store is only for free-spirited college girls” kind of way. Still: I like to check them every so often, and I think I’ve finally been worn down, because this more casual cigarette pants and blazer combo looks lovely. I’m intrigued to see that they have three different lengths in the pants (they also come in plus sizes), and that both the pants and the blazer are machine washable. (Who knew?) The set also comes in other colors like light blue and a salmon pink. The blazer (ASOS Slim Tailored Jacket In Crepe) is $68, and the pants (ASOS Ankle Grazer Cigarette Pants in Crepe) are $46.

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Suit of the Week: Halogen

Affordable Women's Suit: Halogen Herringbone Stretch 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.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale marches on, but it’s ending soon — prices go back up August 8. Lots of stuff has sold out already, but much of the new fall merchandise is still available at temporarily reduced prices — including this simple herringbone pants suit from Halogen. I’ve mentioned before the pitfalls I see with pinstriped suits, but herringbone suits don’t have the same set of problems with pattern alignment and more. Considering it’s available in regular and petite sizes for a bit less than $150 all in, this is a pretty great deal. The jacket (Halogen Herringbone Stretch One-Button Suit Jacket) is $89, and the pants (Halogen Herringbone Stretch Straight Leg Suit Pants) are $58, both available in regular and petite sizes 0-14. There’s also a coordinating skirt (Halogen Herringbone Stretch Suit Skirt) for $39 –but only lucky sizes are left.

Here’s an equally affordable plus-size suit in the sale.

P.S. Macy’s has a bestselling, reader-favorite heel on sale right now (plus an extra 20% off with code SALE).

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Suit of the Week: Remi Suit

Reiss suiting on saleFor 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.

If you’ve ever wondered, does Reiss suiting ever go on sale?, the answer is YES — there are some great suits in the sale right now, including this modern gray suit. I like the lightweight fabric, as well as the sharp, tailored look — to say nothing of the sale price. The jacket (Remi Jacket) is now $260 and the pants (Remi Trouser) are $80.  (Not pictured: the matching skirt or dress.) Considering the pieces were $220-$445 when new, that’s pretty great.

Another great sale going on today (they’re everywhere!): Club Monaco clearance just hit 75% off when you use code KEEPCOOL to take an extra 40% off marked prices.

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Suit of the Week: Stretch Weave Suit

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale suitingFor 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 affordable black and white suit is calling my name — I love the V-neck collar, hook and eye closures, and stretch fabric. Black and white patterns can be slightly tougher to style than plain old gray, but pastels work well in addition to neutrals like white or black. I may be odd in that personally I don’t like to pair red with a black and white pattern because it seems too ’80s to me, but that’s just me.  Another pro: all pieces are available in regular (0-16) and petites sizes. The jacket (Halogen® ‘Trace’ Stretch Weave Suit Jacket) is $79, and the pants (Halogen® ‘Trace’ Stretch Weave Suit Pants) are $49. The matching skirt (not pictured) is $39. All prices will go back up to $68-$148 after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends.

The jacket and pants are available in plus sizes as well. 

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Suit of the Week: ALTUZARRA

Altuzarra Topstitch BlazerFor 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 suit won’t be everyone’s cup of tea (or even everyone’s fantasy cup of tea), but I keep coming back to it — I think because the proportions feel right to me, at least for a suit with a longer blazer.  Full length pants! Nipped in blazer with collar! Slightly longer blazer, yes, but not humorously so. The matching dress shares the topstitch details, while the pants don’t seem to have any of the details.  Ladies, what are your thoughts — do you like the proportions or do you prefer trendier details like ankle pants and collarless blazers? The blazer (ALTUZARRA Topstitch Blazer) is $1795, and the pants (ALTUZARRA Flare Leg Serge Pants) are $795; the dress (ALTUZARRA Stripe Sleeveless A-Line Dress) is $1595.

It’s difficult to find matches with topstitched details, but proportionally, here’s a slightly more affordable version (lots of the higher-end designers have this look right now!), and here’s a plus-size suit with a collar and nipped waist.

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Suit of the Week (and Deal Alert): Ann Taylor

ann taylor semi-annual saleFor 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.

Ann Taylor’s semi-annual sale is on, and even I’m kind of blown away at some of the prices. The major (MAJOR) caveat is that there are mostly lucky sizes only — and they’re doing that annoying thing where half the things say “sold out” only after you click on them. (Why?!) Still: there are big deals to be had if you’re in the mood to hunt, ladies. This suit, for example, looks great.  The jacket (Fringe Trim Tweed Jacket) was $189, then marked to $119, and with the additional 50% off, it comes down to $60.  The skirt (Tweed Pencil Skirt) was $89, was then marked to $54, and then comes down to $26. (Let’s not discuss the matching high-waisted shorts.)

Some other picks from the sale, pictured below:

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