I am a fairly young academic, and as such, I usually dress quite casually. (Though not nearly as casually as my husband!) I'd like to get a suit, which I would expect to use for interviews, and perhaps to intimidate the students a little more on the first day of class. I know absolutely nothing about how to wear a suit, so I thought I would start with the most obvious questions. 1) Skirt or Trousers? 2) What are appropriate lengths for the skirt? 3) How fitted should the jacket be? 4) What are the options for a blouse under the jacket? 5) No jacket? 6) Which fabrics/colors/cuts are too fashion forward (in the sense that Costume Nationale probably wouldn't make a good interview suit) and which are too staid? 7) How much should one expect to spend on a good suit? 8) What is the range of shoe possibilities? School me..Please!