Suit of the Week: Jones New York Pinstriped Pant Suit

Jones New York Pinstriped Pant SuitIt is another week without a really standout suit — perhaps the economy is driving everyone towards more basic suits? In any event, we like this pinstriped pant suit from Jones New York, available at Macy’s. In particular, we like the chalk stripes, and the three pockets and buttons.  It comes with a knit shell, which we would jettison immediately, wearing the suit with something more luxurious, such as silk or cashmere.  Available at Macy’s for $320 (for both pieces).  Jones New York Pinstriped Pant Suit

Suit of the Week

This is a great basic suit for spring, summer, and fall — we love the double-edged collar, the darts for shaping, and the simple and clean skirt. The “acorn” color is a nice counterpart to white or pastel shirts in the spring and darker blues and blacks in the summer and fall. We’d even try it with a simple red t-shirt or blouse if we were feeling a bit saucy. The jacket is available at Dillards for $199 (Antonio Melani “Oceana” Jacket) and the skirt is available for $119 (Antonio Melani “Perch” Skirt).

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Suit of the Week

We’re loving this vintage-inspired skirt suit from Rebecca Taylor.  All the little details make it so gorgeous and interesting:  the notched collar, the puffed sleeves, the pickstitch detailing, the backpleat on the jacket, and we love, love the defined waist.  The fabric flower/boutonniere is actually our least favorite part, if only because you have to treat it as an accessory and therefore can’t accessorize that much more once you’ve got it on — we’d say earrings or necklace and you’re good to go.  The jacket is available at Nordstrom for $365 (Rebecca Taylor ‘Coco’ Jacket) and the matching skirt (Rebecca Taylor Slim Skirt), which also has a backpleat, is $220.

Rebecca Taylor ‘Coco’ Jacket Rebecca Taylor Slim Skirt

Suit of the Week: Liz Claiborne New York Diagonal Stripe Suit

Liz Claiborne New York Diagonal Stripe SuitWe’re intrigued by this suit from Isaac Mizrahi’s new collection for Liz Claiborne New York. As Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn might have said: it’s a lot of look. Accordingly, we’d probably wear it as separates except for a few specific circumstances where we want to look extremely young and hip and in-your-face creative. (So: not to court or to depositions or most meetings where you’re the underling.) The diagonal stripe sleeveless dress is $89, and the matching cardigan (which is structured enough that we’re counting the whole outfit as a suit) is $119. Alas: The t-straps, which we love, aren’t available until March 10th.

Suit of the Week: Diane von Furstenberg Knit Suit

This week’s suit of the week is this lovely knit suit from DvF. We like the thick knit, as well as the nipped-in, structured look of both pieces. The neckline of the jacket, in particular, is interesting — we’ve never seen a combination of a scoop-neck, notched Nehru collar, let alone such a winning and different take on it. The jacket (Diane von Furstenberg ‘Travis’ Knit Jacket) is available for $365; the skirt (Diane von Furstenberg ‘Nanetta’ Knit Skirt) is available for $265, both from Nordstrom.

Diane von Furstenberg ‘Travis’ Knit Jacket DvF ‘Nanetta’ Knit Skirt

Suit of the Week: Brooks Brothers Widestripe Wool

Unintentionally, today is a Brooks Brothers kind of a day. We like this wool suit (super 110s) and its unusual wide stripe pattern — it’s distinctive yet traditional at the same time. The Widestripe Wool Three-Button Jacket is available for $398, the Widestripe Wool Skirt is $188, and there are two kinds of matching pants — the Widestripe Wool Catherine™ Trousers ($238) have a slimmer fit, a plain front, and a contoured waistband; meanwhile, the Widestripe Wool Trousers (also $238) have a wider fit (but also a plain front and contoured waistband).

brooks brothers skirt suit

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