Suit of the Week: Reiss

Light Gray Summer Suit: Reiss Aleggra 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 said it before, I’ll say it again — I kind of prefer light gray to white in the summer, even though every fashion magazine will tell you how a white suit is a must-have. (Let’s face it, though — the fashion magazine is probably telling to wear a white suit with shorts, or sleeveless blazer, or something else that’s a bit too trendy for an office where you actually would wear a suit.) Anyhoo: this light gray suit from Reiss looks perfect — sleek but light for the summer. The jacket (Reiss Aleggra Single-Breasted Blazer) is $445, the skirt (Reiss Aleggra Pencil Skirt) is $240, and the pants (not pictured: Reiss Aleggra Tailored Trousers) are $220.

Here’s a plus-size alternative (jacket + pants), as well as a more affordable option in regular and petite sizes (jacket and pants + skirt) and plus sizes (jacket + pants).

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

navy pinstriped skirt 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.

It’s always annoying when companies don’t show the suiting separates together, but this navy pinstriped skirt suit from Banana Republic looks promising. I like the chalky pinstripe, the contrasting waist, and the cut of the jacket (single button, collared, single vent). There isn’t a big sale on today (cardmembers save 30%), but this one definitely looks worthy of stalking until there is a significant sale. The well-reviewed jacket (Pinstripe One-Button Blazer) is $198, and the skirt (Pinstripe Pencil Skirt) is $98 but on sale today for $78; both come in sizes 0-16 in regular and tall sizes; the jacket also comes in petite sizes.

Looking for a plus-size option? Check out this pants suit with pindots (and it’s eligible for Triple Points, nice!); this gray pinstriped skirt suit also looks great.

(Not sure how to wear a pinstriped suit? Check out our last discussion on it, here.) 

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Suit of the Week: BOSS

hugo boss skirt 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.

This tailored dress+jacket combination has been calling my name for weeks. I love the mixed materials in the sheath dress (crepe on top, suiting micro-stripe on the bottom), and I like that it looks really polished by itself as well.  The pinstriped jacket (BOSS ‘Julea1’ Stretch Wool Suit Jacket) is $595, and the dress (BOSS ‘Darlana’ Mixed Media Sheath Dress) is $595; matching pinstriped pants are available in regular and petite sizes for $275.

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Suit of the Week: The Row

Stretch Wool Suit: The Row 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.

We mentioned this simple black suit in our roundup of stylish women’s suits a week or two ago, but I wanted to call it out separately because in addition to The Row’s legendary quality and tailoring, I like two other things about it. First, the pants and blazer fit look modern, but also something I could imagine women of all ages and sizes wearing and rocking. Second, look how great it looks with flats. (Simple, classic flats, not crazy weird designer flats. Ahem.) The blazer (The Row Schoolboy Stretch Wool-Blend Blazer) is $1,325, and the pants (The Row Franklin Stretch Wool-Blend Straight-Leg Pants) are $790.

Here’s a lower-priced stretch-wool suit (jacket + pants) that’s currently on sale, as well as a plus-size suit option (jacket + pants).

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Suit of the Week: Altuzarra

Cobalt Suit: Altuzarra 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.

We rounded up light blue suits a week or two ago, but I think the cobalt suit is its own animal. I’m fashionable and bold, it says. Cobalt is also a great color in terms of versatility (admittedly, I may be a bit biased; I’d dress like Valeria McCulloch if I could), as you can wear it with basics like black, navy, gray, white, and cream, as well as purple (dark and light) and greens (kelly green for a preppy vibe, olive for a earthier vibe). You can even add a pop of peach, coral, or red. The cut and fit of this Altuzarra suit feels very modern to me — the skinny full-length trousers and the slightly long three-button jacket. Nice. The jacket (Altuzarra Three-Button Blazer) is $1,595; the pants (Altuzarra Henri Trousers) are $695.

Here’s a lower-priced alternative and a plus-size option (jacket + pants).

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Suit of the Week: Helmut Lang

pants suit with sneakers Helmut LangFor 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.

Nice. I’m loving the menswear vibe of this Helmut Lang suit — and even the styling with sneakers and a high crew neck.  The suit looks sharp and tailored, but it still looks like the wearer is comfortable, almost laid back.  Lovely. The blazer (Patch Pocket Blazer) is $750, and the pants (High Waist Compact Cotton Pants) are $450. The exact sneakers featured are $395.

Psst: I’m surprised to see ShopBop having yet another Friends & Family sale; it feels like they just had one! I just got this tiny black pendant necklace for $45 and really love it; with code INTHEFAM it comes down to $34. Lots of Helmut Lang in stock at ShopBop and it isn’t among the exclusions; if you’re looking for stylish sneakers I’d also take a look there.

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