Suit of the Week: Nine West

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.

You know: I am not a big fan of brown in general. I’ve said I’ve found lighter brown suits — almost rust colored — to be extremely versatile despite this, but personally I don’t get a lot of wear out of the brown things in my wardrobe. I think the problem tends to come that I never quite know what to wear with brown — so one of the things I like about this suit is that it takes that concern away pretty neatly (just wear black or white!). (And, having written all that, I now see that they describe the color as “golden olive.” Huh. It still looks brown on my screen.) I like the wrap skirt (particularly how the stripes line up even with the asymmetrical hem) and the almost shrunken nature to the blazer. Another plus: it’s extremely affordable, with the blazer being marked to $75, and the skirt coming in at $63 (not counting whatever eligible coupons you may or may not have at Macy’s). Nice.

Psst: Note that Halogen suiting (blazer, pants) is on sale at Nordstrom — 50% off, with lucky sizes only. Hmmn…

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

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.

Reiss has a bunch of really lovely suits right now, but unfortunately, many of them (like this one) are available in lucky sizes only. This bright blue suit — bright dusky blue, if that’s even possible — looks great. We had a discussion a while ago about blue suits, since it seems there’s a million of them out there, and I think this is the rare blue suit you can also get a lot of wear out of as separates. I will note that I love that it’s styled here with a dark burgundy bag. So especially if you’re usually a gray-suit person, I would give this a try as a way to get out of your comfort zone. It would be very easy to pair with a black or white top and an interesting necklace if you want. Do note that the trousers are a bit cropped — and I don’t think there is a matching skirt, alas. The jacket (Verso Jacket) is $445, and the pants (Verso Trouser) are $245.

This more affordable option is labeled as purple but looks like more of a bluish purple (or purplish blue). Two plus-size alternatives are at Macy’s and Dillard’s.

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Suit of the Week: L.K. Bennett

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: I’m sure we’ve featured the Judi jacket from L.K. Bennett before, but this dark belted purple is so lovely — interesting, but still subdued. There’s definitely a matching skirt, and I believe the pictured dress matches as well. Alas, it isn’t pictured on a model at the LKB site, but you can see it in teal on Kate Middleton in our post on whether or not lawyers can wear interesting suits to court. Weirdly, each of the three pieces is $395.

A couple of other options for purple suits: a more affordable one and one that comes in plus sizes (it’s a pantsuit, however).

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Suit of the Week: Calvin Klein

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.

For several years now, designers have seemed to equate autumn with “plaid suit” — and there are a TON of them out there in all price ranges right now. (Here’s a very fashion-y plaid suit from a new brand to me, Lewit, at Nordstrom, for example. This gray/blush combo from Calvin Klein may be more on the boring/classic side, but my hunch is that you’d get a ton of mileage out of both of these pieces as separates — and if you want to wear them together as a suit to be “on trend,” you’re set. The jacket (Checkered Plaid Blazer) is $104, and the skirt (Checkered Knee-Length Skirt) is on sale for $59; they also seem to have a longer topper for petites (which is odd, because as a 5’4″ woman I’m usually suspicious of longer coats, but there you go). Try code FALL for an additional 20% off. (Looks like Saks OFF5TH also has the topper in straight sizes… ooh, and you can clearly see the similarities from this designer Calvin Klein topper that was $3500 but is now $890 at Bergdorf.)

Looking for plus size or petite suit? Talbots has a bunch of glen plaid suiting separates in several size ranges, and Macy’s has a plus size option from Le Suit.

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Suit of the Week: Red Fleece

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.

As I mentioned last week, Brooks Brothers’ more affordable line, Red Fleece, has a ton of nice options for suiting. This gray chalk pinstripe suit looks like a great basic for fall — and the dress is doing that contrasting-stripe thing I like so much. Sizing is generally only 0-14, alas. The jacket (Pinstripe Stretch Wool Two-Button Jacket) is $198, and the pants (Tapered Pinstripe Stretch Wool Trousers) are $128; the dress (pictured in Pin at bottom) is $158.

This navy/white pinstriped suit at Talbots comes in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes.

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

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.

Brightish purple herringbone skirt suit: yes or no? While obviously not for court, I think this suit could be fun as separates, as well as that rare “look at me” suit for a presentation or networking event, particularly if you’re an alum of a school with purple colors (go ‘Cats!). The jacket is $178, the skirt is $98; there are also matching pants and a dress (with an unfortunate bow in the back, IMHO — a detail that I’m seeing on a few dresses at BR right now).

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