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.
So when I first wrote the intro to this feature — about suits often being the easiest thing to throw on in the morning — I was actually thinking of a few specific suits of mine that I wore to death, one of which was nearly identical to this Ann Taylor suit. (In fact my old suit was also from Ann Taylor.) This odd color is technically a brown, I guess, but every other “brown suit” I owned languished in the back of my closet — so let’s call it a browney purpley gray. Whatever you call it, I wore this thing all. the. time. Mostly with white or black tops, sure, but I always felt pulled together and somehow more stylish than I did in my black, navy, or gray suits. This one is on a deep discount today — the jacket was $198, was then marked to $160, but you can take an extra 40% off sale styles today, bringing the jacket down even more. The skirt (sadly, they don’t offer matching pants) was $108, then marked to $89, but you can take a full 50% off dresses and skirts with code GETCHIC. Both pieces are available in regular and petites, sizes 0-18; both pieces are available exclusively online. With discounts, the jacket (Tropical Wool Rhodes Jacket) is $95, and the skirt (Tropical Wool Pencil Skirt) is $45.