Lupita Nyong'o Schools Us on the Meaning of "Business Casual"

Business casual tends to get a bad rap, translating for some to boring and stuffy. But when you break it down, the elements of a so-called "professional" wardrobe are actually just timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to reflect one's personal style. This rings true in Lupita Nyong'o's most recent look, where she combined smart separates for an elegant effect that's far from predictable.

The Black Panther actress opted for an of-the-moment checked coat—perhaps one of the best office-friendly trends of late—with a white shift dress by David Koma. A structured box bag and classic black pumps add further polish to the look while cool sunglasses lend additional personality. Shop her exact and similar pieces below to re-create the outfit for yourself.


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On Lupita Nyong'o: Fay coat; David Koma dress; Mark Cross Grace Box Bag ($2495); Manolo Blahnik BB Pointed Toe Pump ($625)

Similar Styles: Madewell Speckled Tweed Coat ($325); David Koma Short Flock Sleeve Mini Dress ($1148)