Suit of the Week: Akris

bright, multi-colored suit that looks like pixels of blues, purple, lavender, orange, burgundy, and black

bright, multi-colored suit that looks like pixels of blues, purple, lavender, orange, burgundy, and black

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.

Let’s start the year with a bang, shall we — this Akris suiting certainly fits that bill. I’m very intrigued by the suit, but have the usual questions with extremely loud, expensive suits — who is the market for this suit? I’m guessing a very bold woman who has lots of money and desire to spend on suits. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this one.

As I went hunting for the matching pants, I realized it could actually be kind of versatile when paired with a solid color, since there are so many to pick from. Pair it with black pants and a white blouse! Pair it with a dark gray sheath dress! Go even bolder and pair it with a lavender blouse and dark orange pants! They are all bold looks, to be sure — but the overall effect could be very different. Lots of options — I think Akris is even offering some solid cobalt-colored pants if you prefer that.

The blazer is $3,990, and the matching pants are $1,390. It is apparently a collaboration between Akris and Reinhard Voigt (a German artist and ceramist) — and there’s a matching dress and blouse. Wow.

Psst: not at all similar, but this is a nice sale on a mint plus-sized suit from Lafayette 148 New York.

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Workwear sales of note for 1.4.23:

  • NordstromThe Half-Yearly Sale has been extended! Ends 1.9. See our picks here.
  • Ann Taylor Extra 40% off sale styles
  • Anthropologie – Extra 50% off sale styles
  • AthletaSemi-Annual Sale: Up to 60% off! Readers particularly love this wrap, these linen shorts, these shorts, these joggers, and their skorts in general.
  • Banana Republic Factory – Winter sale, up to 70% off original prices; extra 20% off purchase (or you can redeem StyleCash)
  • Bloomingdale’s – Save 60-70% on select items. Ends 1.4.
  • Boden – Up to 60% off + take an additional 20% off with code
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale, up to 60% off!
  • Cole Haan – Extra 20% off sale styles, plus up to 60% off oxfords with code
  • Dermstore – Last chance sale (through 1/31) – take an EXTRA 10% off existing markdowns (including the ones 50% off) with code
  • Elie Tahari – End of Season Sale: Up to 60% off (coats start at $99!)
  • Eloquii – Extra 50% off all sale
  • H&M: Up to 60% off newly added styles!
  • Hugo Boss – Final Reductions, up to 50% off!
  • J.Crew – Extra 75% off select sale styles, extra 50% off all other sale styles
  • J.Crew FactoryUp to 60% off everything; extra 23% off orders $100+
  • J.McLaughlin – Up to 50% off
  • Lands’ End – The Great Winter Sale: Up to 80% off sale & clearance styles with code — reader favorite wool dresses and pants come down to under $60 (plus sizes too!); ponte dresses start at under $30.
  • Loft – 30% off full-price styles
  • Madewell – End of Season Sale: Up to 70% off
  • M.Gemi – Semi-annual sale, save up to 70% off
  • M.M. LaFleur – Save 30% on everything from this week’s daily flash sales with code — select colors only. (Some reader favorites included in the sale, including dresses, jardigans, and blouses.)
  • Neiman Marcus – Up to 60% off — more styles just added!
  • Reiss – Up to 50% off!
  • Sephora – End of year sale, up to 50% off!
  • Talbots – Semi-annual Red Door sale! Extra 40% off markdowns
  • Target – 30% off All in Motion activewear; 30% off select athletic sneakers
  • Theory – End of season sale, up to 70% off!
  • Uniqlo – End of season sale! Save on 100+ winter essentials.
  • Universal Standard – Sale on limited-run & iconic styles from 2022.
  • Victoria’s Secret – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 60% off 3,500+ items!
  • Zappos – Winter Clearance! Check out these reader-favorite workwear brands on sale.

Other sales of note:

  • Crate & Barrel – Up to 70% off, big winter clearance event!
  • Girlfriend Collective – 30-50% off your entire order.
  • Joss & Main – Up to 30% off, plus an extra 15% off top styles with code
  • Pottery Barn – Big refresh, up to 20% off select bedding with free shipping (also, up to 40% off winter warehouse sale!)
  • West Elm – Big winter sale, up to 60% off!

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