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.
This suit is not for everyone, obviously — but it immediately jumped out to me as a cool, timeless suit for a bold woman. I love the way the black and white pattern gets darker at the bottom of the jacket (and lighter at the bottom of the skirt), and in general the four-button, collarless look is great. I like it as styled, and would try to wear it with black or white — if I wanted to add a pop of color I’d do it with a bold red lip, or a red or pink pump, or a purple bag. (Personally I’m not a fan of the leopard print shoes with the suit, as styled — it’s pushing the boundaries for me of a tasteful, professional pattern mix. I’d either want to add a dark brown top to stick with the leopard print shoes, or try another black and white print (dalmatian or the like) instead. (Ladies, what are your thoughts on the leopard print shoes?) The jacket (Wool Blend Boucle Jacket) is $398, and the skirt (Wool Boucle Pencil Skirt) is $248, both at Brooks Brothers.