What to Wear as a Lawyer: #ArmoireForAll with Susan Schalla

As part of the #ArmoireForAll campaign, we interviewed member Susan Schalla. Read on to learn about her background, her style and what she's wearing.



Her Story

Past. Grew up in a small town on Whidbey Island and left to study and work in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York before coming back to the Seattle area.

Present. Works as a business attorney, advising entrepreneurs as they start and scale amazing new businesses and running merger and acquisition transactions. Mom to 2 wonderful daughters.  

Future. Continuing to do her part to strengthen the regional business ecosystem, while taking breaks to travel with her family and explore our planet.



Her Style

Height... 5' 8"
Likes clothes to fit... straight through-out the top and bottom
Mostly dresses for... work, casual weekend outings and date nights
Based in... Edmonds, WA

What’s your style?

My work style is classic attorney but with a feminine touch. Lots of pink! I like to bring a punch of color into the workplace. I like dresses with some structure to them, and my favorites have a fit-and-flare silhouette. I also like to pair classic black pants with a floral or flow-y blouse. I turn to Armoire for high-quality clothes that help me look polished but also stand out from the crowd.

Where do you see the fashion industry going?

I see more people getting behind the idea of renting their high-quality clothes rather than buying them individually. A lot of people have clothes hanging in their closets that they never wear, and they keep them out of guilt, shame, or inertia. It's time to simplify our closets and clear our minds, without feeling like "I have nothing to wear."

What’s your get sh*t done mode?

[I] wake up early and get it done before anyone else is around to interrupt. [I also] mentor and train others who can help, so I can delegate!  



Her Closet


Adrianna Papell
Beige floral a-line dress

Members say: 

Loved this. The length was perfect.


Cooper & Ella
Mock-neck ladybug print blouse

Members say:

Keeping this longer (wearing it today and sooooo many compliments). It makes me feel like a lady :) 

It was a good length and fit. I don't typically wear that neck line but I liked it.

The pattern and detailing was fun, but still conservative enough to wear to work.


Nanette Lepore
Magenta fit-and-flare dress 

Susan says:

Really nice fit and flare shape.
[She loved it so much she bought it!]


Cooper & Ella
Dusty rose lace top 

Susan says:

Perfect for work!


Other members add:

LOVE this. Would love to see the white version of this in a future case.

Really nice and flattering.

Great top, and I would wear it again!