Our featured Outfit of the Day highlights professional women who have great style. Our goal is to provide you with instant wear-to-work inspiration and helpful styling tips. Today’s look is an affordable Business Casual look for summer.
Lily works as an Optician at a private practice eye clinic outside of Minneapolis, MN. She also serves a Personal Style Consultant on the side and shows off her work on her blog and Instagram. We love how she combines fun colors in a way that is still so work-appropriate!
What are your favorite retailers for workwear? My favorite store is Express – they have tons of new fashion trends as well as the classics, making it easy to be bold but professional in their clothes. I also like Loft – you can always find the perfect cardigan to go with any outfit.
What is your business dress code? I wear Business Casual/Business Formal, but currently with COVID we are wearing scrubs. I can’t wait to go back to dress clothes because I have sooo many and I hate not being able to wear them!
Describe your style in a few words. My style is probably a combination of dressy/vintage. I love to accessorize, I almost always have a statement necklace on and I LOVE high heels (I have over 20 pairs)!
What do you like about being a personal stylist? I love helping other people look their best! That’s why I started my own personal style business. When I shop I like to look for items that I can wear with a variety of outfits and pieces I already have in my closet. That way you can make the most out of your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
What’s your favorite “go-to” look when you want to look and feel your best? I have two “go-to” work outfits (I like to match the season). For spring/summer it would definitely be my white pencil skirt with a splash of color for the top (pretty much anything in my closet); that’s the nice thing about white, you can wear anything with it. For fall/winter I love to wear my high-waisted, burnt orange, wide leg, sailor pants with a plain, long sleeve, black shirt and a gold chain necklace. It’s simple but stylish, and most importantly it’s comfortable!
Shop the Look:
We love the way Lily combined colors in this affordable Business Casual look. You can replicate it easily below with these pieces. Or simply pair a brightly colored sleeveless top with a slim pencil skirt and neutral accessories.
If you need more summer workwear inspo, find out how to style crop pants for work.
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