Suit of the Week: Burberry London

Burberry London 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 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.

Anyone in need of some serious suit lust should check out Saksicon — there are so many great suits (many of them new) that it was almost hard to pick today’s Suit of the Week. Ultimately, my love for this sharp-looking one from Burberry London won out. Love the details like the stitching on the shoulder, the zippered cuffs, and the elbow patches (squee!). I also love the tailored look and stitch details on the flare leg pants. The jacket (Carlington Blazer) is $895, and the pants (Flare-Leg Pants) are $375.

Burberry London Carlington Blazer Burberry London Flare-Leg Pantsicon

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Suit of the Week: Armani Collezioni

Armani Collezioni Side-Stitched Jersey Jacket and Sleeveless Seamed DressFor 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 love the look of this jersey knit suit from Armani Collezioni.  The sunburst dart detailing on the jacket looks flattering and interesting, and the princess seams on the back look lovely.  Personally I wish the dress had a lower neckline — a jewel neck or even a scoop or a V — but the seaming on the dress looks really lux.  The jacket (Side-Stitched Jersey Jacket) is $1295, and the matching dress (Sleeveless Seamed Dress) is $855, both available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Ruffled Tweed Jacket

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Armani Collezioni Ruffled Tweed JacketI like all Armani stuff, but for some reason this ruffled tweed jacket is totally calling my name. I like the fitted silhouette, the slight flare to the jacket from the waist down, the basic but interesting pattern in the tweed, and the fringes and ruffles on the lapels, sleeves, and collar. It’s $1525 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Ruffled Tweed Jacket


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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Magic Wand Knit Jacket

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Nanette Lepore Magic Wand Knit JacketSaks has a ton of cute, work-appropriate things on sale right now (although only limited sizes are left in a lot of it) — including this great sweater jacket from Nanette Lepore. I love the creamy color, the elasticized center back waist, and the wide lapels. While I’m not normally a “bow” girl, I do like the bow details on the pockets; they add interest without being too frilly or girly. The jacket was $398, now marked to $278 (size S only, alas!). Magic Wand Knit Jacket


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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Button Down Dress with Belt

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Alice + Olivia Button Down Dress with BeltI’m intrigued by this colorful button-down dress with a belt. I think the belt is the key to making it look good (see, e.g., the Saks video, where the whole dress looks much more schlumpy when styled with a skinny belt and wedges). For work I’d wear it with a wide belt — white if I had it, but brown or black if not — and classic pumps, with a shrunken blazer, perhaps with the dress’s collar popped up a bit on top. In cooler weather I’d wear a white cardigan on top of the dress, belted with the same wide belt. The dress was $396 but is now $237 at Alice + Olivia, or $277 at Saks. Button Down Dress with Belt


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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Printed Mesh Dress

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Kay Unger Printed Mesh Dress
iconIn my opinion, it’s the rare floral print that successfully walks the line between looking “not too young” and “not too old,” but I think this print from Kay Unger accomplishes that. There are fun colors in a fun design, but the overall effect is one that’s still professional. Love the square neckline, the ladylike length, the ruched cap sleeves, and the mix of colors, which seem neither springy nor autumnal to me. Lovely. It’s $250 at Saks. Kay Unger Printed Mesh Dress


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