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Sophisticated And Sharp In Suits

Put away the khakis and casual tops. Suits are back in the office.

Suze Yalof Schwartz, executive fashion director at Glamour magazine, visits The Early Show with several examples and says this year's suits are anything but frumpy.

Suits can easily make you feel pulled-together, she says, but they also can be sexy, flirty, sophisticated and classic. With the right accessories, most suits can easily go from day to night.

Things to consider when purchasing a suit:

Yalof Schwartz says to pay attention to proportion. A suit with a longer jacket is a stylish way to minimize your lower half. If you want your top to look more full, try a jacket that has buttons all the way up. If you have a voluptuous figure, highlight your curves with a jacket that has a great cut like a motorcycle-style suit.

As with any clothing, consider your age when purchasing a suit. If you're in your mid-20s, you can get away with a short jacket with a flirty skirt. In your 40s, you want something more conservative, and simple.

Here are the five looks featured on The Early Show:
Look 1

  • Tocca fuscia jacket $300
  • Tocca skirt $205
  • Stuart Weitzman shoes
  • Valentino bag
  • The biggest trends in suits for fall is color, especially pink.

    This versatile jacket looks great when paired with jeans, too. It's a great value because you get a suit and a cute jacket.

    This suit is also very relaxed; you get the comfort and warmth of a chunky knit sweater and the look of a chic suit all in one.

    Look 2

  • Chaiken blazer $420
  • Chaiken skirt: $200
  • Dolce and Gabbana shoes
  • Prada bag

    This is the modern version of the basic black suit. It is a great investment because it will never go out of style and it is appropriate for every office environment.

    The nipped jacket is also very flattering, creating an hourglass figure.

    Look 3

  • Notice dress $60
  • Notice blazer $120
  • Dolce and Gabbana shoes
  • Lambertson Truex bag

    Ladylike suits were all over the runways. This suit by Notice makes you look like you're wearing Chanel for a fraction of the price.

    This suit can be worn to weddings, dinners, and looks great at an office party.

    For a more formal evening look, take off the jacket and wear the dress with strappy high-heeled sandals.

    Look 4

  • Chaiken ski jacket $320
  • Chaiken pants $240
  • Stuart Weitzman shoes

    This suit is inspired by the chic ski suits you would see on the slopes in Aspen. There is nothing more chic than head-to-toe white.

    This flattering monochromatic suit with an extra-long hem will make you look slimmer and taller.

    Look 5

  • DKNY jacket $428
  • DKNY skirt $200
  • Stuart Weitzman shoes

    Tweed was all over the runways for fall. This pencil skirt suit is conservative enough for the office, yet chic enough for dinner and cocktails. The flare ruffle style of the skirt is sexy and ladylike at the same time. It also gives the illusion of curves.

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