When it comes to fashion, there are certain protocols we have to follow in every time, place, and occasion. And just like how we often consult our girlfriends to help us plan our outfits for an upcoming party, we also need help when it comes to the clothes we wear on work day. For many women, business casual is one of the most challenging fashion styles to master. At one side you don’t want to look “too professional” and on the other, you don’t want to look so laid back you could be tagged as one of the slackers. Not very good for job performance.
In this article, we’ll be helping you take a fun spin on the business casual outfits. Whether you want to look more polished or relaxed for work, or perhaps somewhere there in between, we’ve got you covered. The following are our top picks for the best go-to casual outfits when you don’t know what to wear to work:
Bringing Femininity Back with Polka Skirts
Just because men dominate the workplace, doesn’t mean you should dress like one of them. Forget pants and slacks that hide your beautiful legs! Embrace your feminine side with this adorable blazer and polka skirt ensemble.
Yes, we all know that polka skirts are the classic girly attire but if you replace the colors with dark blues and stripy black – it can turn out to be one of the coolest casual outfits for work. Don’t forget to complete your look with a matching purple purse.
Look Famous with this Dress Under Blazer Piece
Business casual can be more interesting when you try to dress like your favorite celebrity to workday. Think Jessica Alba or Natalie Dormer…
For that rich and famous look, downplay a formal dress under a casual gray blazer. Style with appropriate accessories and do not forget to be creative, just like your best Hollywood idol. You can add some saucy shades, boots, and a shiny handbag to complete the look.
P.S. You can totally get away with anything while in this look (except for slacking in the office of course).
Good Shoe Game
All ye wonder woman out there know that our secret weapon lies in a great pair of shoes! Yes, in fact, your outfit can only be as good as the shoes you’re wearing. So put on your best heels every work day, compliment with a nude pencil skirt, and a casual top to complete the power woman aura.
Honestly, this is so cozy-chic! The ultimate outfit for women who like to style between the ‘business’ and ‘casual’.
Super Casual Jeans
Out of ideas on what to wear to work? For that effortless-edgy look, wear your favorite denim. Aside from keeping you sexy and comfy all day long, it can do wonders for your otherwise boring blouse and blazer combo.
That’s not how you win the day, though. With a print-mix scarf, this attire can easily transform from dull to dazzling in minutes. Complete the look with a black blazer, shades, leather handbag, and matching bright colored yellow heels.
Jeans are probably the most laid back thing to wear, BUT rock it with your own style and you’ll get the best-dressed award in the office.
Swap out those tight pencil skirts for this breezy print dress. Perfect for those who love comfort and style, yet don’t want to look boring. No need to worry too, this work outfit can work no matter the season. Just sport a white blazer above and add a matching black leather satchel. Also, don’t forget those sexy black heels!
P.S. Ponytails is a must when wearing this outfit.
Peach Skirt All the Way
Talk about power dressing. Just when you thought peach colored outfits are so last season. This peach skirt do wonders when paired with a velvety dark blue blouse and beige heels. Trust me, you don’t only look smart, you’re also deadly cute! Combined with minimal accessories, this peach skirts for women outfit can put a point on your promotion bar.
It’s time we all agree that in the office, peach is better than red.
The most unexpectedly charming piece of work attire. There’s probably nothing more magical than sporting your summer dress (even if it’s not summer yet) under that pretty white cardigan. Bonus if you wear it with a slick pair of heels.
Great for transitional seasons when you don’t know what to wear to work. Need I say more?
Dressing up for work doesn’t have to be stressful! No matter how much you hate your job or your boss, I hope it doesn’t dampen your fashion spirit. To keep that positive energy from your closet to the office, try all the outfits above! However, when creating some of your own casual outfits, I suggest keeping your personality alive. Also, don’t forget to follow the office’s dress code!
Do you have any favorites from the outfits above? Let us know in the comments below.