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Suits and Sneakers, A Modern Take


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I can already imagine what you are thinking, the 1980’s picture of women in suits with white sneakers on their way to work. This is not only different, but super chic, pinky swear. You know I would never steer you wrong, right?

Suits and sneakers, “Take II,” has been happening on street style stars for awhile, but it wasn’t until I saw someone I know and trust fashion-wise, that I really took the look seriously for Real Life. Lillian Schoeppler from Velvet Suite, that was you! What do you wear for an all day, shop till you drop while looking pretty even though you woke up at 4am kind of day? A black suit, a beige tie blouse, and black and white new balance sneakers. I was SO impressed and immediately smelled a blog post happening. See my recreation of her outfit below as well as some other looks to inspire you to embrace this chic, professional and comfortable look.

Happy Shopping!

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theory lanai

Theory Lanai Jacket, $425

Theory Testra Straight Leg Pants, $265

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Pussy Bow Blouse, $715

New Balance Lace-Up Sneakers, $65



topshop suit

TopShop Premium Suit Blazer, $125

TopShop Premium Tapered Suit Trousers, $68

Splendid Cotton Jersey T-Shirt, $55

Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $75



hm suit

H&M Linen-Blend Jacket, $29.99

H&M Linen-Blend Pants, $24.99

Uniqlo Georgette Printed Sleeveless Blouse, $30

JSLIDES Aimee Platform Sneaker, $130



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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