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.
Last week I went to a fun event at the Jones New York showroom, here in NYC — the very charming Lloyd Boston was on hand talking about his new book, The Style Checklist: The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials for You, and people were taking us around to show us the entire forthcoming collection. (O dark blue twinset, why can I not find you on the website?) In any event — JNY’s suiting is pretty great this season (and I am totally digging their ad campaign, shot by Annie Leibovitz). I particularly had my eyes on the “easy care” line of suiting at the showroom — it has a ton of different mix-and-match jackets, skirts, and dresses — and they’re all reasonably priced, washable wool. Love it. Pictured below: The jacket (Jones New York Washable Wool Sleek Suited Jacket (Black)) is $149, the sheath dress (Jones New York Washable Wool Sheath Dress (Black)) is $139. (Worth noting: JNY’s home page also has a “Little Black Book of Career Advice,” which I haven’t had a chance yet to read.)