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Suit of the Week: Emerson Rose

emerson-rose-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.

Huh: Nordstrom has a new in-house brand, Emerson Rose, that seems to be specializing in workwear, including a ton of elegant, sophisticated looks like this suit. I like this belted tweed blazer — note that only the front big is belted; the back is more voluminous, which is on trend with the rise of cape blazers. But while those can sometimes look a bit silly to me, this one looks almost vintage, like something Audrey Hepburn might have worn. Love. The pricing for the brand is pretty affordable — this jacket (Emerson Rose Belted Tweed Suit Jacket) is $199, the skirt (Emerson Rose Tweed Suit Pencil Skirt) is on sale for $60, and the pants (Emerson Rose Side Tab Wide Leg Tweed Suit Pants) are $129.

This plus size tweed suit is similar but more traditional, and also comes in regular and petite sizes.

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Suit of the Week: Ellen Tracy

cobalt-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.

I spied this fun cobalt suiting a few weeks ago at Zappos, and I really like it, albeit possibly as separates more than a suit.  (Readers agree with me — colorful blue suiting separates are often best as separates.) Still, it’s great to have the option to wear it together or apart, and having multiple pieces in the same color scheme helps you build a capsule wardrobe. It doesn’t hurt that all of these pieces are very affordable: the jacket (Ellen Tracy Single Button Jacket) is $139, the dress (Ellen Tracy Color Block Wrap Sheath) is $129, and the pants (Ellen Tracy Signature Trousers) are $89. (Amazon has many of the pieces, as well, so if your size is sold out at Zappos, do check it out.)

Here’s a similar cobalt blazer in plus sizes – this dress may or may not match.

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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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