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.
Happy Wednesday! I’ve sung the praises of light gray pants for summer before, so this feels a bit early to me, but I really do like this light gray crosshatched suit from Antonio Melani. (Question of the day: I’ve always understood that the Melani line was an offshoot of Tahari — but all I can find about it is that the Antonio Melani shoes were started as Dillards exclusives from Vince Camuto (RIP). I also did not know that Elie Tahari was one of the founders of Theory.) ANYHOO: I’ve always had good experiences with the brand as one of the more affordable and stylish ones for workwear, and if you know Dillards you know they often have steep discounts, which is great if you enjoy stalking clothes. (This nice ponte dress is now down to $55 from $155!) Sadly, the pictured suit is full price, available in sizes 2-14 — the jacket (Antonio Melani Steven Crosshatch Jacket) is $199, and the pants (Antonio Melani Minnie Crosshatch Pants) are $119; there’s a matching pencil skirt (Antonio Melani Olivia Crosshatch Pencil Skirt) for $99. (There is also a sheath dress for $159, but I’m not sure how I feel about that peplum detail if worn beneath the blazer. Hmmn.)
Here’s a nice light gray suit in plus sizes.