Suit of the Week: Halogen

Halogen Indigo Crosshatch 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.

Happy Wednesday! I’m loving the sale on this “indigo crosshatch” suiting set from Halogen. I think light blue suits always end up being surprisingly wearable in the summer, and I like that this one has a very on-trend look (for a very affordable price) of a midi skirt. I’m no fan of cuffed pants, but for a casual day at the office I could see the ankle pants being cute. There are plenty of sizes left, and the whole set is 40% off. The jacket (Halogen® ‘Indigo Crosshatch’ Single-Button Suit Jacket) was $128, but is now marked to $76.80; the skirt (Halogen® Crosshatch Weave Midi Pencil Skirt) was $68, now marked to $39.90, and the pants (Halogen® ‘Quinn – Indigo Crosshatch’ Skinny Ankle Pants) were $88, but are now marked to $52.80. [Read more...]

Suit of the Week: Boss Hugo Boss

Boss Hugo Boss Jaella Pinstripe Jacket | CorporetteFor 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’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: light gray pants are a great alternative to white pants in the summer  they’re just as summery, but usually without many of the, er, challenges of white pants (such as dirt, opacity, cellulite accentuation, and more).  For this week’s Suit of the Week I’m loving this light gray suit from Hugo Boss, on sale at Saks.  The light white pinstripe is a classic, and the whole look is fresh and lightweight.  I’d pair it with a yellow tee or blouse  I love yellow and gray together — but it would work with pretty much any color under the sun.  The jacket (BOSS HUGO BOSS Jaella Pinstripe Jacket) was $595, but is now marked to $357; and the pants (BOSS HUGO BOSS Tuliana Pinstripe Trousers) were $255, but are now marked to $153.
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Sponsored: Ann Taylor’s Suiting Event Kicks Off Today!

Ann Taylor summer suits eventDisclosure: This post is sponsored, but written by your friendly regular blogger, Kat Griffin.

Ann Taylor’s summer suiting event kicks off today, and there are a ton of cute options that are now 30% off with code POWER30.  A few picks from the sale…

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: a linen blend suit is a great option for truly sweltering days when you still have to wear a suit.  I’m loving the “iced latte” color here — it makes the white blouse look so crisp! I also like that you can buy matching pants or a matching skirt.  After the discount, the jacket (Linen Cotton Two Button Jacket) is $118.30, the skirt (Linen Cotton Skirt) is $55.30, and the pants (Linen Cotton Trousers) are $68.60.

 

 

Ann Taylor Linen Cotton Two Button Jacket Ann Taylor Linen Cotton Skirt Ann Taylor Linen Cotton Trousers

Cotton sateen is another great option for summer because it tends to hold its structure and form a bit better than linen or more fluid fabrics.  All of these pictured pieces below have great reviews and are available in beige and navy. The one-button jacket (Cotton Sateen One Button Jacket) is now $111.30; the straight leg trousers (Signature Cotton Sateen Straight Leg Pants) are now $62.30, and the pencil skirt (Cotton Sateen Pencil Skirt) is now $55.60. [Read more...]

Suit of the Week: Boss Hugo Boss

Boss Hugo Boss 'Jirella' Suiting Jacket | CorporetteFor 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’m always a fan of Boss Hugo Boss suiting, and this “ginger fantasy” suiting looks like a lovely basic for the summer. The not-quite-brown, not-quite-beige color seems versatile (although I’m not quite sure I like it with the pictured lavender — a light blue, a black, or a white would be my first choices instead, or maybe even a dark red for late summer). I like that the belts are a cotton blend. I like the longer sleeves on the dress, as well as the waist details and split neck. Interestingly, care instructions on all three pieces note to “dry clean,” not “dry clean only,” which makes me think that after a year of wear I might give them a try in the washer. The jacket (BOSS HUGO BOSS ‘Jirella’ Suiting Jacket) is $595, the pants (BOSS HUGO BOSS ‘Tulira’ Straight Leg Trousers) are $275, and the dress (BOSS HUGO BOSS  ‘Dulasa’ Elbow Sleeve Sheath Dress) is $595 (and already sold out of some sizes).

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Suit of the Week: Halogen

Halogen 'Brooklyn Stripe' Suit Skirt | CorporetteFor 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! I’m loving this very affordable “Brooklyn Stripe” skirt suit from Nordstrom brand Halogen (part of the new markdowns in the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale). I like that there are tons of sizes (regular and petite) left, and I think a stripe suit is BEST as a skirt suit, so I’m not even bothered that the pants are sold out. I think the tiny peplum on the jacket looks cute (particularly when it’s worn open) and I like the way the jacket plays with the stripe pattern on the lapels and peplum. The jacket was $128 but is now $76.80, and the skirt was $69, now $39.90. Halogen “Brooklyn Stripe” Skirt Suit             [Read more...]

Suit of the Week: Reiss

Reiss Fenley One-Button Jacket | CorporetteFor 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 do think of light blue suiting as a classic summer item, but I normally think of very lightweight tweeds, seersuckers, and other textured pieces. This fluid “ice blue” fabric is a nice change, and so is the fluted skirt. Lovely. The jacket (Reiss Fenley One-Button Jacket) is $425, the skirt (Reiss Kendall Fluted Pencil Skirt) is $210, the pants (Reiss Marx Tailored Trousers) are $240, and the dress (Reiss Marguerite Tailored Dress) is $340.

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