Professional, Smart & Chic – Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. 

Talbots is looking mighty fresh this spring! I’m particularly enamored with their new Chic Pindot Suiting Collection – including the pencil skirtsleek straight-leg pants and two-button blazer shown here.

Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting - professional fashion | chic office style | spring suit #commandressTalbots Chic Pindot Suiting - professional fashion | chic office style #commandressThe black and white combination is perfect for spring, but I would wear this suiting with rich jewel tones the minute it finally warms up this winter!

The Talbots Chic Pindot Suiting Collection includes a Two-Button Blazer ($199), Heritage Chic Pindot Straight-Leg Pants ($119) and Chic Pindot Pencil Skirt ($99).

The collection is available in misses sizes 0-20 as well as petites.

Talbots Heritage Chic Pindot Straight-Leg Pants - professional fashion | chic office style #commandress

Talbots Chic Pindot Pencil Skirt - professional fashion | chic office style #commandress

The suit looks lovely paired with the Talbots Floral Band-Collar Shirt ($89.50; washable) in the first image above, although I would be happier with the Talbots Watercolor Floral Sweater ($79.50; washable) that is also shown below.

Both tops look lovely, but I usually find sweaters easier to wear and more comfortable than blouses.

Talbots Floral Band-Collar Shirt - professional fashion | chic office style #commandressTalbots Watercolor Floral Sweater - professional fashion | chic office style #commandress

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Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Camisole & Straight Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. 

When I came across this modern, classic and washable suit, I was not surprised to learn that it’s made by Eileen Fisher. It’s a magic mix of sharp and wearable.

Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket, Long Slim Camisole & Straight Skirt

While I’d certainly be happy to see the suit paired with a pretty print top (like this gorgeous floral print silk top from Nanette Lepore), this ensemble looks remarkably polished and easy to wear in monochrome navy.

The Eileen Fisher Silk-Cotton Interlock Peplum Jacket ($378), Long Slim Camisole ($98) and Straight Skirt ($198) are available from Neiman Marcus in Navy or Black and in Regular, Petite and Plus sizes. Some sizes and colors are no longer available, but the selection looks good overall.

Deal Alert: today and tomorrow you can take $50 off your select regular-priced online purchase from Neiman Marcus of $200 or more with promo code OCT50.

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Professional, Smart & Chic – Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. 

There are so many things to admire about this sleek and feminine Keyhole Blouse and Peplum-Hem Skirt from Lafayette 148 New York, which look perfectly professional in every possible way.

Lafayette 148 New York June Keyhole Blouse & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt - chic office style - professional fashion - feminine suiting & suit separates - how to wear monochrome to the office

A matching top and skirt are a nice alternative to suits or dresses for the office. You get the wearability of a dress with the added benefit that you can also pair each item with other separates. (Just remember to always dry clean your suits and other matched items together so the colors stay consistent!)

The color of this blouse and skirt are fantastic. I love the dark, rich Delft Blue – which is just as flattering in a monochrome outfit as everyday black or navy.

I also love this outfit’s office-perfect tailoring, neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and knee-length hem. This style reminds me of the Elie Tahari Sylvia Dress featured in the first Commandress post, which a friend recently referred to as “the superwoman dress.”

And who doesn’t want to feel like superwoman once in a while?

The Lafayette 148 New York June 3/4-Sleeve Keyhole Blouse ($398) & Kayline Peplum-Hem Pencil Skirt ($378) are both available from Neiman Marcus.

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