The days of the women’s powersuit have passed, and there are more ways to stretch your creativity than a basic oxford and slacks.
I work in entertainment, which is fortunately pretty relaxed when it comes to attire. This is my first of two posts for a business casual environment – the dressier option. Here is the dressed-down post. Like a day I actually have to see people outside of my work spouses.
OOTD FOR A CASUAL OFFICE WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE SLIGHTLY FANCIER THAN USUAL:
Honestly, any easy-to-tuck, drapey top will look great and is easy enough for a business caz outfit without getting fussy or losing comfort. Gap frequently has 40% off sales, so it’s usually worthwhile to wait for these.
This blazer has so many colors, go buck wild! I personally really like the garnet, gray frost, and dusty olive colors. You’re wearing black pants and a white top; you can afford a splash of color.
Downside: this is mostly polyester (boo) so you might sweat a little, but man, it’s cute.
Fold over the shaft to make this a true ankle bootie with a slouchy feature, and this will cause your shoes balance out the tapering of your skinny jeans. P.S. I’ve owned these for over a year and they’re unbelievably comfortable and well-crafted. Good for office-to-happy-hour.
OTHER (NONESSENTIAL) ODDS AND ENDS TO FINISH THE LOOK:
- If you want a more versatile blazer with better fabric, this Soft Joie women’s knit blazer ($178) is washable at home and should be super comfortable throughout the day… but Joie/Soft Joie is a costly brand. Think about Poshing.
- Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Bondi Watch- $96
- Vince Camuto Openwork Linear Drop Earrings – $16.97
- Sterling Forever Sterling Silver Roman Numeral Band – $24.97 (this is a Tiffany-reminiscent dupe)
- French Connection Hollis Leather Tote – $39.99
Work it, girl.