Suit of the Week

T Tahari Pinstripe 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.

Oooh: good price on this pinstriped black suit from T Tahari — with a ton of sizes left. The cropped nature of the pants makes them for casual suit days only, but as always, know your office. I like the chalky vertical stripes, and the fact that this one comes up to size 16. The jacket (T Tahari Faux-Leather Trimmed Pinstripe Jacket) was $148, but is now $59, and the pants (T Tahari Pinstripe Cropped Twill Pants) were $98, but are now marked to $39.

Here’s a plus-sized alternative.

T Tahari Pinstripe Suit

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Suit of the Week: Elie Tahari

suits for womenFor 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 was first going to feature this suit in black at full price, over at Bloomingdale’s, but then I started poking around to see which pieces matched — and lo and behold Off Fifth has a ton of Elie Tahari pieces at steep discounts — LOTS of cute things for work.  This includes this Darcy jacket and matching pants in a lovely navy. The jacket (Elie Tahari Darcy Blazer) is $116, down from $448, and available in sizes 0-14; the pants (Elie Tahari Alanis Pants) are $59.49, down from $228; they’re only available in lucky sizes.

Here’s a plus-size option in navy (which also comes in regular and petite sizes).

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Suit of the Week: Halogen

Corporette's Suit of the Week: HalogenFor 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 pretty little skirt suit first struck me as green, for some reason, and I thought, oh, what an unusual color. It is in fact a gray and white pattern instead (you can see the pattern below, up close), which may make it even more versatile than a light green suit.  I like it as pictured with a simple white blouse, but I also would use the opportunity to add a bold color — a bright yellow always seems a natural thing to pair with a gray suit, but that’s me; cobalt or red are both lovely as well, while a purple or pastel tends to be a bit more safe, subdued.  The suit is available in both regular and petite sizes (as well as plus sizes, which are on sale); regular sizes run 0-16.  The jacket (Halogen® ‘Impulse’ Suit Jacket) is $138; the the pants (Halogen® ‘Taylor – Impulse’ Pants) are $88, and the skirt (Halogen® ‘Impulse’ Pencil Suit Skirt) is $69.

Update: There seem to be a number of Halogen suits on sale for 40% off — lots of nice ones, including this navy dot, this navy-white crosshatch one, and this previously featured peplum one.

Corporette's Suit of the Week: Halogen

 

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

women-summer-suitsFor 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.

We all know I love a good polka dot accent for work: but is an entire navy suit with polka dots too much? I am still on the fence, but I do think the pieces would look adorable as separates, and — on the right woman, a whole suit would be perfect for the summer. I like the texture to the “silk infused” polyester blend, the crispness of both pieces, and the full lining on the blazer. The jacket (Reiss Kallisti Blazer) is $370 and available in sizes XS-L, and the pants (Reiss Kallisti Trousers) are $210 and available in sizes 2-10.

Here are lower-priced options with a more subtle dot pattern: one in regular and petite sizes (jacket, skirt, pants), and one in plus sizes (jacket, skirt).

Summer Suit for Women polka dots

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Suit of the Week: Loft

women interview 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’ve been eyeing Loft’s Custom Stretch suiting for a few weeks now for a possible Suit of the Week — but something more fun always seems to win out over the basic fabrics available there. So I was excited to see this navy linen skirt suit (available exclusively online), which looks like more of a fun suit. I like the slightly heathered/space-dyed look to the fabric, and the simple, classic shapes look great for spring, summer, and early fall. The jacket (Custom Stretch Blazer) is $138, and the skirt (Loft Custom Stretch Pencil Skirt) is $69.50. The jacket is available in petite, tall, and regular sizes 00-16; the skirt is available in petites and regular sizes 00-14.

Here’s a plus-size option (jacket + skirt).

Navy Linen Women's Suit

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Suit of the Week: Austin Reed

Austin Reed Blue Tweed 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.

Happy Wednesday! I always like a light blue suit — it isn’t too twee when worn together (just a bit more color than a light gray, really) and the pieces tend to be workhorses when worn as separates. (Just be sure to dry clean the pieces together so they fade evenly.) This light blue tweed suit from Austin Reed looks lovely. Pair it with neutrals like white, black, creams, grays, navies — even browns. If you’re feeling bolder, try it with a burgundy accent in fall, or a kelly green or even a pastel in the spring. The jacket (Austin Reed Blue Tweed Jacket) is $325, and the skirt (Austin Reed Blue Tweed Pencil Skirt) is $196.

Here are lower-priced and plus-sized alternatives.

Austin Reed Blue Tweed Suit | Corporette

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