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.
I think it’s official: the long blazer is back. I saw a woman wearing one a week or so ago (in the wild) and thought she looked very chic, and TONS of designers are showing them. I have mixed feelings about the trend, as someone sort of lived through it the first time (it was a big part of my look for Mock Trial and other gussied-up school events when I was a teenager — I’ll see if I can find a picture for Throwback Thursday on Instagram). I think it’s inherently a casual look, at least as styled here, but it’s not altogether unflattering. I would probably wear it with a blouse with a bit more shape to it — perhaps a fitted button-front — but I hesitantly like it. (This “dark merlot” color is gorgeous, though, and very easy for me to like!) Ladies, what do you think of the trend? The blazer (Theory Marcella Blazer) is $455, and the pants (Theory Louise Urban Trousers) are $275, both at ShopBop.
P.S. Are a lot of you guys on Instagram? I’ve been pondering whether a “style challenge” might be a fun way to see what people are wearing — I’d put together a list of things for us to try to wear for every day for a month (or maybe two days of the week, or some such) and then we’d all share pictures on Instagram with a hashtag. For example: we could start off with the basics (let’s see your interview suit! Let’s see your basic black sheath!) and maybe throw in a few fun days (mix patterns! wear something menswear inspired! wear a workday piece on the weekend! wear the girliest piece of workwear you own!) I’d love to know your thoughts — fun? frightening? Yea? Nay?
P.P.S. I don’t know where I’d wear this suit (evening event, I suspect), but it’s gorgeous.