Suit of the Week: Armani

Double-Pinstripe TrousersFor 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Oh, it’s fun to dream some days: and laugh if you will, but this Armani suit occupies some of my dreams. Love the fit (particularly the way the jacket flares out a bit at the bottom, with the effect of creating or emphasizing your waist), the pinstriped rose applique, and the single button. The skirt seems to fit well (even though the flounce at the back seems so, I don’t know, 2003 to me? maybe I just need to get over that), and the pants look flattering. The jacket (Double-Pinstripe Jacket) is $1375, the skirt (Double-Pinstripe Skirt) is $455, and the pants (Double-Pinstripe Trousers) are $595 — all available at Bergdorf Goodman. [Read more…]

Suit of the Week: Halogen

Halogen® Textured 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, 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 not often that I find a suit that I like the looks of for less than $210 — but this Halogen suit had me at hello.  Love the “faint stripes” that add a bit of interest to an otherwise totally normal gray suit, and love the sliiiight peplum effect at the pockets.  It’s nice that both pieces are lined, as well, and available in sizes 0-16. The jacket (Halogen® Textured Blazer) is $138, and the skirt (Halogen® Textured Pencil Skirt) is $68.

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Suit of the Week: Albert Nipon Belted Cool Wool Skirtsuit

Albert Nipon skirtsuitFor 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, 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 normally not a fan of the short-sleeved suit, but every so often one comes along that really looks gorgeous.  I love the nipped-in waist look to this one, as well as the wide, short short sleeves.  The website doesn’t explain “Cool Wool,” but I like the idea of it — short-sleeved suits in general are great for when it’s blisteringly hot outside.  Was $280, now $98, available at Neiman Marcus (limited sizes only). Belted Cool Wool Skirtsuit
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Suit of the Week: Tahari

tahari women 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, 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 suit reminds me of something Kate Hepburn would have worn — it’s simple, beautiful, and flattering.  I might swap a different belt (perhaps one with color), or perhaps even add a scarf (tucked into the jacket so only the bit framing your face shows — either one with color or perhaps a wispy white one), but that’s me.  The suit (Two-Tone Belted Suit) is $498 at Neiman Marcus. [Read more…]

Suit of the Week: Hugo Boss

hugo boss women's 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Hugo Boss has a bunch of great suits and blazers on sale right now, including this simple wool suit.  I like the patch pockets and the peaked lapels, and the pants look like a similarly good basic.  The jacket (Tailored Two-Button Wool Blazer by BOSS Black) is $297.99 (was $595), and the pants (Tailored Wool Dress Pant by BOSS Black) are $147 (were $250).

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Suit of the Week: Anne Klein Pleated Skirt Suit

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, 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 seems as though there are a number of great looking A-line skirt suits to choose from for today’s TPS — nice! I like this simple pleated skirt suit from Anne Klein — the inverted pleats of the skirt look flattering and interesting (and a welcome departure from the “kick pleats” that were oh so popular a few years ago). I like the darts in the jacket, as well, and the weight of the fabric looks great. I would have preferred simple buttons, both aesthetically and functionally (the jacket snaps) but the bars add another layer of interest. The suit (Mini Pleated Skirt Suit) is $149 (was $280). Enjoy free shipping on all orders through 12/26 at Anne Klein.
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