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Business Casual? Workwear Remastered
Ever have trouble finding a business casual outfit that is trendy and chic? Look no further—here are five head-to-toe ensembles that you'll enjoy wearing and can easily recreate.
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Make the most out of your case of the Mondays with a simple and sophisticated outfit that will give you all the confidence you need walking into your weekly meeting. Strut your look in Jimmy Choo pumps while staying comfortable in a pair of skinny jeans held up by a black leather belt for a more relaxed look. Dress up the belted jean with a classic black blazer, layered over a black tee, that will leave you looking professionally posh. You weren't born to blend in, so add a pop of color to your minimalist look with a red handbag that will hold all of your daily essentials and paperwork. Take on your Monday with a comfortable yet professional look — that's the only way to do it.
$130; blazer (zara.com)
$14; t-shirt (boohoo.com)
$50; skinny jeans (mango.com)
$16; leather belt (asos.com)
$595; Jimmy Choo pump (neimanmarcus.com)
$158; red tote (madewell.com)
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If you're like me, staying fashionable all day is a must. Adding your own sense of style between 8 and 5 can be difficult, but this outfit will make it look easy. Slip on this embroidered dress for a vibrant style that will give you all the summertime feels. Layer it with a denim jacket for when the office gets a bit chilly. Denim jackets are an essential in your business casual work wardrobe as they pair well with many other outfits. If you travel a lot for your job, wearing heels isn't always the best idea — flats are definitely the way to go. Keep track of your busy schedule with a wrap watch that you can mix and match with bangles and bracelets. Finish the look with sunglasses that will block out UV rays — and maybe the list of things you need to do by the end of the day.
$158; embroidered dress (shopbop.com)
$25; lace up flat (target.com)
$35; denim jacket (hm.com)
$25; sunglasses (solesociety.com)
$119; wrap watch (stelladot.com)
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Work It Out Wednesday
Business casual workwear doesn't necessarily mean boring pant suits and close-toed high heels. Bring out your own style in a comfy-chic sort of way. Wearing tennis shoes to work is every girl's dream, and we can show you how to style up the look. With a basic white long-sleeve top tucked into a pencil skirt, you will have the look of professionalism that is appropriate for the workplace. Add some sophistication to your style with a duster coat, leaving it open like a cardigan to show off your whole attire. Carrying around your laptop is essential, and sometimes keeping it in your handbag doesn't work. So ditch the purse and place all your important things in a backpack that will give you the most fab business casual outfit ever.
$75; New Balance fashion sneaker (newbalance.com)
$13; pencil skirt (hm.com)
$33; white t-shirt (jcrew.com)
$110; duster coat (topshop.com)
$130; Cole Haan backpack (nordstromrack.com)
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Dressing for the office has never been so fun.This outfit will take you to work and then to thirsty Thursday with your friends. Dress up a pair of cropped jeans with a floral blouse to give you a light summer look. Attract attention with a punch of yellow from the handbag, or reverse it and keep it simple with a neutral gray color. Top off the laidback style with simple gold bar earrings and suede booties. This is one office ensemble that takes your style up a notch, redefining business casual to casual mod.
$205; cropped denim jeans (neimanmarcus.com)
$36; floral blouse (zara.com)
$30; reversible tote bag (zara.com)
$132 suede heels (revolve.com)
$16; bar earrings (asos.com)
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End the work week on a high with a business casual, polished look. Save the pops of color for your Saturday night out with the girls, and master your work style by keeping it neutral going into the weekend. A button-down tucked into a pair of trousers is a classic look that isn't going out of fashion anytime soon. Spice things up with fringe earrings, and finish the look with a pair of suede loafers that will keep your feet feeling comfortable and cozy. A black tote is a must for a business casual wardrobe as it goes with pretty much everything. So say hello to the weekend when you leave work in style.
$60; waist trousers (mango.com)
$13; cotton shirt (hm.com)
$1,195; Valentino tote bag (saksoff5th.com)
$68; tassel earrings (revolve.com)
$70; velvet loafers (stevemadden.com)