Business Casual Superstar: Is a Floral Skirt Business Casual?

by Rachel Yeomans | February 11th, 2010   

By Huma Rashid

I’ve gotten this question on my blog with respect to the Business Casual Superstar series I do, and the answer, for those of you that don’t mind spoilers, is a resounding YES!

There is nothing wrong with wearing a floral skirt as part of a business casual ensemble. There’s also nothing wrong with wearing a floral skirt as part of a business casual ensemble in the winter. I did a post a while back about how to bring florals into winter, and I stand by it: the main thing you need to pay attention to when attempting this is color. That’s all. Easy as that.

Today, I’ll give you twice the bang for your buck and show you two outfits with the same floral skirt: one is a warm summer look and the other is a decidedly wintery ensemble. We’ll do the summer ensemble today, since I’m totally in denial about all this snow that was just dumped everywhere, and the winter look next week.

Here we go:

ww6 Business Casual Superstar: Is a Floral Skirt Business Casual?

Knee-Length Tulip Skirt ………. $24
Scoopneck Sweater in Light Mustard ………. $7.49
Sam & Libby Croco Pump in Brown ………. $39.95
Poppie Jones Clutch in Taupe ………. $21.95

Doesn’t this outfit just make you feel warmer?

Okay, I won’t push it.

But it’s definitely a summer look. That bright tulip skirt has tons of warm hues, and with its length and cut it’s totally appropriate for work. I’ve played up the warmth by picking out a scoopneck sweater in a mustard color.

Since the look is so colorful already, I opted for more earthy, neutral accessories. I picked crocodile shoes (that pattern is very in this season) in brown and matched it with a brown clutch/wristlet. It’s a pretty effortless look that’s sunny and pretty and sure to brighten up any office.

Check back next Thursday to see how I use this exact skirt to create a cooler look that’s fits this winter season.

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