Do you ever get in a rut with your business casual wardrobe? Same old black pants, same old black blazer? These are excellent basics, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up with a fresh color mix. These brick red trousers (TJMaxx!) are great for fall, topped with a charcoal gray sweater. Resisting my gravitation to a perfectly reliable black jacket, I went for an eye-popping option instead – a white one! Forget the old rule of not wearing white after labor day – white is a year round color; pay more attention to the fabric, avoiding light cottons/linens which look too summery. Choose tailored, classic pieces then add an edgy accessory for a current look that works for the office.
My edgy accessory is a Hobo studded belt that I have had for many years. It’s a treasured piece I enjoy often for weekend wear, it felt completely different and fun to wear it with a work outfit. When work pants are very fitted through the hips/butt – regardless of your hot bod – it is best to wear a long jacket instead of a cropped one. (This sleeveless tunic gives added ‘butt coverage’!) It’s not that you can’t ever remove your jacket, but it’s more professional to be discreet about your ‘assets’. 😉
You knew a scarf was coming!
Business Casual made current!