Suit of the Week

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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Great wool suit from Ann Taylor, which — for some reason — is available online only.  Particularly, we love the color, called “clover melange” — it’s a great basic to wear with white, black, or navy, but also purple or teal (as pictured, actually); we’d also try it with yellow. We also love a good wool with a bit of stretch.  The jacket (Wool Classic Jacket) is $230, the skirt (Wool Stretch Faux Sarong Skirt) is $110, and the pants (Signature Wool Cuffed Trousers) are $130; the jacket and pants are available in regular, petites, and tall sizes 00-18; the skirt is available in regular and petite sizes 0-16.

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Suit of the Week

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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Reader E brought this dress and matching jacket to our attention, noting with excitement that “J Crew came out with some cute twists on normal suit pieces.” We agree — we love that the dress is only slightly embellished with some subtle black on black “petals” at the placket. We also love the fact that the pieces are made of four-season merino wool, and that there are multiple pieces (jackets, dresses, pants) in matching fabric. The dress (Super 120s papillion dress) is $195; the jacket (Super 120s Lizza jacket) is $230.

Suit of the Week

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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

For this week’s suit of the week, we like the tannish color of this Anne Klein skirt suit.  It’s darker than beige, which in its lighter shades can be unflattering in a variety of ways, especially if you’re pale — yet not as dark as brown, which isn’t very summery, and can be difficult to accessorize.  It’s $179 at Dillards.  Anne Klein Suit 2-Piece Skirted Suit

Suit of the Week

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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

We’re loving the fit, comfort, and summer breath-ability for this week’s suit, from Brooks Brothers. We wish it came in black as well as the powder blue, but we still think the powder blue is a classic, wearable color for a casual day at the office leading into an outdoorsy summer event. We’d wear a white tee-shirt or blouse beneath it, accessorize with good jewelry, and wear businesslike leather pumps and a structured bag. The jacket (Supima® Cotton Oxford Cropped Jacket) is $248, and the pants (Supima® Cotton Oxford Pants) are $148.

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Suit of the Week

Pique Dress & Jacket SetFor 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 week’s Suit of the Week is the lovely Albert Nipon pique dress and jacket, currently on sale at Neiman Marcus.  We like the fact that it’s cotton and very breathable in the summer — yet because of the texture of the pique knit, wrinkles are less noticeable.  It’s ladylike, but is just as appropriate at an office as it is a socialite’s luncheon.  It’s priced at $209 for the set (was $298).  Pique Dress & Jacket Set

Suit of the Week

J.Crew JacketFor this week’s suit, we’re liking the birch-cloth cotton, short-sleeved skirt suit from J.Crew. We like the casual elegance of it, combined with the comfort of stretch. The jacket is $178, and the pencil skirt is $108.

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