I love Lilly. I really do. I essentially have an entire separate wardrobe that is Lilly Pulitzer dresses. I didn’t really wear them to school when I was in high school, but they were my go-to for dinners with friends, events, and any sort of special occasion. Over the years, I’ve build up what is essentially a library of the bright dresses.
When Kathryn came over to do style consultations, I think she was honestly surprised at the number of dresses I had, but hadn’t worn. She was trying to tell me that if I haven’t worn a dress in a year, then I shouldn’t keep it. (Ha, like I could get rid of my favorite dresses!!! I just love looking at them at the very least!)
Wearing Lilly in the city is a little tricky though. It’s definitely much easier now that it’s summer because bright colors are obviously fair game. However, there are just certain Lilly styles that look amazing and work well in beach-y places, but don’t quite do the trick in an urban city. I definitely try to wear some Lilly now and then to work… but not all dresses work.
Certain shift dresses work great with blazers and the belted Lillys work well too. (Of course, your work environment and the industry you’re in will largely dictate what is appropriate and what’s not appropriate to wear.)
One of my favorite Lilly dresses is one that I’ve been really trying to make work for work and other city adventures. The only thing I had been doing is wearing it with a simple blazer or sweater, but oh my goodness… I just love this layered look!
Warby Parker Eyeglasses // J. Crew Button Up (similar) // Lilly Pulitzer Dress (similar) // Eadie Bag (different colors on sale) // Etta Pumps (on sale!)
I got my dress from a Lilly Pulitzer Rue La La sale… There are Lilly sales every now and then, but they almost always include Lilly dresses in different events that round up various designers. You have to have your eye out!!!
Do you wear Lilly to work? How do you style it?