Suit of the Week

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.

For this week’s suit of the week, we like the tannish color of this Anne Klein skirt suit.  It’s darker than beige, which in its lighter shades can be unflattering in a variety of ways, especially if you’re pale — yet not as dark as brown, which isn’t very summery, and can be difficult to accessorize.  It’s $179 at Dillards.  Anne Klein Suit 2-Piece Skirted Suit

Suit of the Week

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.

We’re loving the fit, comfort, and summer breath-ability for this week’s suit, from Brooks Brothers. We wish it came in black as well as the powder blue, but we still think the powder blue is a classic, wearable color for a casual day at the office leading into an outdoorsy summer event. We’d wear a white tee-shirt or blouse beneath it, accessorize with good jewelry, and wear businesslike leather pumps and a structured bag. The jacket (Supima® Cotton Oxford Cropped Jacket) is $248, and the pants (Supima® Cotton Oxford Pants) are $148.

Supima® Cotton Oxford Cropped Jacket Supima® Cotton Oxford Pants>

Suit of the Week

Pique Dress & Jacket SetFor 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 week’s Suit of the Week is the lovely Albert Nipon pique dress and jacket, currently on sale at Neiman Marcus.  We like the fact that it’s cotton and very breathable in the summer — yet because of the texture of the pique knit, wrinkles are less noticeable.  It’s ladylike, but is just as appropriate at an office as it is a socialite’s luncheon.  It’s priced at $209 for the set (was $298).  Pique Dress & Jacket Set

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J.Crew JacketFor this week’s suit, we’re liking the birch-cloth cotton, short-sleeved skirt suit from J.Crew. We like the casual elegance of it, combined with the comfort of stretch. The jacket is $178, and the pencil skirt is $108.

Suit of the Week

Ah, the white suit. It’s classic, it’s modern; it says the wearer is sharp and confident (and perhaps a very neat eater). We’re liking the Banana Republic version at the moment — it’s a combination of cotton and modal, and looks oh so chic. (Our tip for what to wear beneath it: any color will work for the top, obviously, but be sure you get a great pair of nude boyshorts — for example, MySkins sells 20 different colors of “nude” to help you get the shade as close to your skin color as possible.) The Banana jacket is $150 (Women: White blazer – White), and matching pants are $79 (Women: 718 Martin sleek straight pant – White).

718 Martin sleek straight pant – White

Banana Republic White blazer

Suit of the Week

1-2This suit is, admittedly, a mixed bag. The pros: We love, love, love the shape of it. The skinnier pants, the longer jacket — if you can pull this off, you’ll look like a model. The cons: you generally must be SHAPED like a model in order to pull this off — also, the edge trimming is a bit too… funky for our tastes.  But it is a designer suit, and certainly one you could wear to the office. Available at Yoox.com (size 6 only, bien sûr) for $395 (was $475).  Galliano Spring-Summer Suit. Readers, please write in — have you seen any great suits lately? (Any suits in this cut?) [Read more…]

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