Suit of the Week: Nora Gardner

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.

I knew that a lot of people liked Nora Gardner’s dresses for work — but I did not realize that she also makes suiting. I particularly like the way the collarless jacket lays with the high V of the dress — it’s a look that’s surprisingly hard to get right. The dress can be machine washed, which is always nice. The jacket is $328, and the dress is $276; both options are available in sizes 00-16.

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Suit of the Week: J.Crew Factory

extremely affordable suiting for womenFor 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.

As I noted in our recent roundup of the best women’s suits of 2018, online factory stores can be a great place to find affordable workwear, although it’s important to note that availability comes and goes. Right now, though, J.Crew Factory is FLUSH with extremely affordable suiting for women in regular and petite sizes (regular sizes 00-20) in black, navy, and light gray . The jacket (Lightweight wool blazer) is down to $116 today, and the pants (lightweight wool trouser) are $68; the matching skirt is $54.

Looking for a basic plus-size suit? Check out our recent roundup of basic, interview-worthy, stylish plus-size suits.

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Suit of the Week: Zara

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.

I think we’re at least a week away from Seersucker Thursday right now — but then again, whether you’re in Congress/DC or not, seersucker is always a nice option when it’s crazy hot and humid. It’s probably best as separates, but there are so many nice seersucker suits out right now, I thought I’d do a mini-roundup today. We’ve featured a very affordable striped suit from Zara (blazer, trousers) (which, now that I’ve written all this stuff about seersucker, I see that the Zara suit is really just a striped linen/cotton blend), but Brooks BrothersTalbots and Macy’s all have a range of nice options right now that are actually seersucker.  I’m also kind of in love with this pieced blazer from Lafayette 148 New York, but unless you want matching Bermuda shorts it’s only good as a separate.

Update: Seersucker Thursday is June 7, 2018 this year.

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Suit of the Week: Hugo Boss

nordstrom half yearly sale for women 2018 - workwear and suiting for women

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The below content is about the 2018 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

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.

I’m allllmost done with my big roundup of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for workwear… in the meantime, do note that there are a ton of Hugo Boss suits on sale. This “cozy grey melange fantasy” has all four pieces still in stock in a good range of sizes — some of the other ones we’ve featured recently are also on sale. (In fact, everything we’ve featured recently that is now part of the NHYS sale is tagged here.) They still aren’t cheap, of course — the jacket and dress are both marked down to $418, the skirt is $224, and the pants are $231.

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic Factory

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.

It feels like we’ve posted a ton of splurgey items lately, so when I saw all the great suits Banana Republic Factory has right now I thought, great! This “chambray melange” suit looks fabulous for summer, whether as separates or worn together. Blue suiting separates have always been some of my favorites — they pair well with white tops for work, as well as with darker colors like black and navy, and they do well with a pop of color like red, kelly green, or purple. The prices here are crazy — the blazer is marked down to $72, and the skirt is marked down to $41; matching pants (in three different fits) are $47. Many of the pieces have regular and petite sizes available up to 16. Nice!

Suit of the Week: CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

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.

Calvin Klein’s newish designer line, 205W39NYC, occasionally has bonkers suits — but the unusual teal color seems to be the only “surprise” here. (If this is too tame for you, check this out.) I like the cut, and I could see the blueish teal color being great as separates as well as a full suit for a high-impact day. The jacket (Wool blazer) is $1800, and the pants (Wool slim-leg pants) are $850. (I believe this is the same blazer at another store if you’d like another view.)

Looking for an affordable dupe? This suit is down to almost sold out but a great match for color. If you just like the look of the longer jacket with looser pants, try this suit, this suit, or this suit in a wide range of sizes (all in more traditional colors).

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