How's this for a side-by-side example of buisness and business-casual dressing? The outfit on the left is all business: a conservative tailored dark suit, striking but modest blouse, satchel-style handbag and medium-heel pumps. The tailored black pants and pumps (right) would be businesslike teamed with a conservative jacket and blouse. The cropped white jacket with 3/4 sleeves and red, lace-trimmed camisole create a lighthearted, after-hours look. Who: Nancy Dinon (left), vice president for human resources at Orlando Health, and Lisa Maile, image consultant and success coach, Winter Park. What Nancy is wearing: Black tailored suit, black-and-white Jones New York blouse, black pumps and handbag. Her style: Classic tailored. What Lisa is wearing: Cropped Jones New York jacket with a lace flower on the lapel, red camisole, black Armani pants. She made the flower pin, her signature accessory, and added black lace to the cami herself. "I found my favorite Armani pants at Last Call in Primm, Nev., when my husband was filming ZZYZX out in the desert. I was unsure whether I should be on an extended location with him, but when I saw God had planted a discount mall right near our lonely hotel, along with a connecting monorail, I knew I was in the right place," she says. The pants were discounted from $1850 to $69.99. Lisa's style: Usually classic and tailored, but when I'm not working I add a funky twist.
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