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.
I am the first to admit: the super cheap suit is not for everyone. But it does have its place — if you’re building a wardrobe, if you’re suddenly a different size and you don’t want to “commit” to your new size, if you just want a suit to “keep at the office” but fully expect you’ll never use it… lots of reasons. This ponte suit from Macy’s looks like it might be great for any number of those reasons. Ponte knit is kind of hard to screw up (particularly with a pencil skirt — I feel like it’s more of an issue with pants), and I always take it as a vote of confidence from the retailer and manufacturer when something is offered in numerous colors. And sure enough there are a ton of colors: black, citron, cobalt (pictured), pink (pictured), red (pictured), tan, and white. (It also looks like the blazer might have a fun stripey lining.) The jacket (Grace Elements Jacket, Single-Button Ponte-Knit Blazer) was $69, but is now marked to $34.50, and the skirt (Grace Elements Skirt, Ponte-Knit Pencil) was $49, but is now $24.50; both pieces are available in sizes 2-16 at Macy’s.