Suit of the Week: Theory

Theory Shinna BlazerFor 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.

Maybe I’m crazy, but I don’t think I’ve seen the “Shinna” blazer from Theory before. Theory suits in general are great (this one is wool and lined), but on the Shinna blazer I like the slightly wide vents at back and the topstitched darts on the front. The jacket (Theory Shinna Blazer) is $395, and the skirt (Theory Tenida Skirt) is $200. (Oh, and I can’t let those shoes go without mention — I know Acne is a hot brand right now, but: yuck. Not my cup of tea at all.)

Theory Shinna Blazer Theory Tenida Skirt

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Theory ‘Tyrnina’ Dot Top

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

Theory ‘Tyrnina’ Dot TopLooooove this top for work. It’s smart and chic, but feminine. The back zip means there are no gaping buttons on this blouse, and the high neckline is always appropriate for work. It’s a sheer silk with a touch of stretch, so I’d wear a white camisole under it (not nude). I’d wear it with a navy pencil skirt, perhaps with a fitted cardigan on top in a fun color — a violet or yellow, perhaps. It’s $255 at Nordstrom. Theory ‘Tyrnina’ Dot Top


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Suit of the Week: Theory

Theory 'Dorian - Dialogue' JacketiconFor 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 is a lovely suit — at least in theory (no pun intended, honest!). The boucle knit has an interesting striated look, and the leather trim on the pockets and sleeves adds a lot. I even like the boxy fit to the jacket, and think it looks lovely as a separate (as shown here). The skirt, sadly, is where we get to the “theory” part — why is it so short? Who, exactly, do they think is buying this piece? (And why is “dialog” spelled differently in the name?) Odd, odd — but perhaps for a woman with shorter legs this suit would be perfect. The jacket (Theory ‘Dorian – Dialogue’ Jacket) is $465, and the skirt (Theory ‘Francia – Dialog’ Boucle Skirt) is $245, both available at Nordstrom.

Theory 'Dorian - Dialogue' Jacket Theory 'Francia - Dialog' Bouclé Skirt

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Suit of the Week: Theory’s Strategy

Theory 'Kiersten K - Strategy' JacketiconFor 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.

LOVE this Theory suit — the clean lines, the salt and pepper fabric, even the little details like the full lining and the three-quarter-length sleeves.  The jacket (Theory ‘Kiersten K – Strategy’ Jacketicon) is $355, and the skirt (Theory ‘Joanie K – Strategy’ Skirticon) is $200 (both available for pre-order at Nordstrom).

Theory 'Kiersten K - Strategy' Jacket
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Wednesday’s TPS Report: ‘Kenola – Windowpane’ Shirt

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Today we’re liking this classic button front from Theory.  We love the light blue windowpane, as well as the slightly wide collar.  We’d wear it with a white camisole beneath it, though — the description notes it’s “slightly sheer.”  It’s on sale at Nordstrom — was $190, now $113, available in sizes petite, small, large, and XL.   Theory ‘Kenola – Windowpane’ Shirt

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Incidentally — we will be a bit busy this week (traveling today, helping to run a conference on Thurs. and Fri., and appearing in MN for an AK Anne Klein appearance on Sat.) so comment moderation may be a bit slower than usual. We’ll do our best!

Thursday’s TPS Report: Vikie – Choir Blouse

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Vikie – Choir BlouseWe’re loving this sweet, simple silk blouse from Theory.  The sleeves have the perfect amount (or lack of) pouf, and we like the banded collar.  We also really like the way the blouse kind of looks like either dots or an ocelot pattern, but is more abstract than either of those things up close.  Was $150, now $89 at Nordstrom (available in sizes S, M, L).   Theory ‘Vikie – Choir’ Blouse

If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

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