I will admit that for the past several years, I have worked places where jeans and t-shirts are totally acceptable work attire. Its been AWESOME! But now, at my new job, I find myself having to go down to my clients' office once as week. While the jeans and t-shirts are fine for agency life, they're not exactly appropriate for other industries.
|One of my idols, HBIC (aka Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine) Robbie Myers. Amazing style.|
So for the past few months since I joined my new agency, I've finding myself scouring my closet for business casual looks. I used to work at J.Crew (shocking, I know) and my previous roles did require me to dress business casual, so I have quite the arsenal. But how does one re-imagine and combine those pieces for a look that certainly business casual but certainly not boring? Enter today's How We Style It.
|I mean, how chic is Anne Hathaway's look here.|
For my first look, I've tried to mix up the old button-down and black pants look by rotating in a chambray button-down and rocking bold accessories. I feel like these unexpected touches still achieve a business causal look but add a new edge and polish.
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For Allison's first look, she went with trusty office staples - black pants and black cardi - and added just a 'lil bit of pizzaz to them with a patent leather skinny belt, a leopard pashmina, and a statement bag.
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For my second look, I've tried to take items reserved typically reserved for more casual days and class them up a bit. By pairing a printed tank (what can I say, we clearly love leopard here at T&S!!) and my favorite Minnies with a tweed sweater coat and black heels, the whole look is elevated. Plus the addition of some serious accessories doesn't hurt :)
For Allison's second look, she paired her trusty orange J. Crew cashmere sweater with a new pair of leopard capris, and her Clare Vivier La Tropézienne bag with her new obsession, her GiGi New York Indigo All-In-One Bag. Big ups to her mom, Bonni, for taking these two pictures! And for cleaning/rearranging her kitchen while she was asleep :)
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What are your not-so-boring business casual go-to's? Leave a comment with the 411, or email us at TartanandSequins@gmail.com! xoxo
|Photo Credit: Bonni Dolder|
Cute looks! After seeing you in that Zara coat I think I need one:)ReplyDelete
I have those leopard pants and have been clueless about what to wear besides a white button down to make them work appropriate - I love the way you styled them!ReplyDelete
Great work outfits! I wish I could wear jeans as well, but I can not in my field, so I am always looking for ways to brighten up my outfits. Thanks for the tips!ReplyDelete