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. Today’s post is sponsored by AK Anne Klein.
As you guys know, we’ve been helping promote AK Anne Klein this month with some appearances at Macy’s stores around the country. (Our last one is this Saturday in Edina, Minnesota — please come out and join us! Click here for more details.) What this means is that we’ve gotten really familiar with the AK Anne Klein pieces available right now, and can recommend a bunch of great options for when you want to look authoritative but fashionable at the same time. (They’re also one of the few suiting brands that offers both regular and plus sizes.) (Although this post is sponsored by AK Anne Klein, all opinions expressed herein are those of your usual blogger, Kat Griffin.)
|It often seems to us that a gray suit is friendlier than a black or navy suit — less severe, and a great option for mixing with so, so many colors, from a crisp blue blouse to a jewel-toned shell like a red or even a teal. This jacket is particularly nice because it has a really slight grid pattern to it. Available in regular and women’s sizes, the jacket (Mini-Grid Blazer) is $169, the matching pants (Mini Grid Slim Bootleg Pant) are $99, and the skirt (Mini Grid Slim Skirt) is $89. (I have this suit myself.)|
|A basic navy suit is a must in a working woman’s wardrobe, particularly for those big meetings and appearances — and a pinstripe adds a vertical element, which is always flattering. The blazer (Platinum Ink Multi Three Button Notch Blazer) is $139, with matching pants (Platinum Ink Multi Pant) for $99 and a matching skirt (Platinum Ink Multi Straight Skirt) for $89.|
|We’re also loving this flattering gray sheath dress, with a slightly interesting curved neckline. (We have tried it on and can attest: the neckline is totally appropriate for the office, and the length is fine for a 5’4″ frame.) We’d wear it with a blazer, such as this Stand Collar One-Button Jacket (now $74), for a more buttoned-up look, or with a cardigan for a more casual, but still office appropriate, vibe. The dress (Graystone Sheath Dress) is $129 — but note that Anne Klein has a sale on dresses this week — all are 30% off. (And shipping is free if you order more than $75.)|
|This was another one of my favorites from their current collection. It’s not quite a red — more of a coral — but it adds a bit of fun, and shows you’re confident enough to wear a color. This one is particularly great because it has a real structure to it, and is a nice, substantial material (and the pockets are real). (Here’s how I built an outfit around the blazer.) The jacket (Two Button Blazer) is $110, available in both regular and women’s sizes.|