Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

Emory Davis is one of the stylish sales associates at the Marc by Marc Jacobs shop in Bucktown, where she’s worked for a few years now. Helping someone find a piece that best expresses their personality is her favorite task. “Fashion is constantly changing and borrowing from past experiences, which makes it a great medium for telling our own stories,” she explains.

Although she’s a fan of black threads, Davis sometimes purposely picks brighter colored items, like the yellow polka-dot skirt pictured above, in order to brighten her mood. “I always try to dress for the mood I want to be in. . . . If I allow myself to stay in the sweatpants I walk my dog with, then I know I’m not going to be very productive. They’re too comfortable!” From the latest MBMJ collection, she’s been coveting a hot-pink slip skirt, layered with sheer UV Italian organza and hints of lace, that looks like something a futuristic pin-up would wear: “It seems like it would be really difficult to fold into your existing wardrobe, but it actually works great with a T-shirt and sneakers.” See more of Emory’s unexpected combinations on her Instagram: @emorydavis.

See more Chicago street style in the Chicago Looks blog, which will be updated this upcoming week.