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 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.
If memory serves, this time period tends to be a stinker in terms of finding great suits — the pickings are so slim that I’ve even started a new Pinterest board for “Silly Suits” (because there are wackadoodle suits aplenty out there!). That said, of the slim pickings, this indigo linen one from Brooks Brothers is my favorite — classic single button, and while I shudder to think that cropped pants are part of the “new suit,” every designer seems to think so right now. (In our last poll, 46% of readers thought cropped pants are casual and should be saved for non-meeting days at the office.) Considering the cropped pants and the linen, I think this suit is best saved for a casual day — I’d wear it with a pair of the new mini-wedges everyone is showing (stay tuned for a roundup soon!) and an airy blouse or tee, as shown. The jacket (Linen One Button Stellita Fit Jacket) is $328, and the pants (Linen Cropped Lucia Fit Pants) are $198 (both available in a khaki beige, as well as petites).