How to do Business Casual

How to do Business Casual

by Rahkee Bhatt

The term “business casual” used to mean black slacks and a white blouse, but these days the term can be difficult to decode. Depending upon factors like field, location and culture, business casual can be interpreted as anything from the aforementioned white and black pairing to a graphic tee and jeans. Here, seven ensembles sure to set you up for business—and sartorial—success.

Lingua Franca “I’ve Got This” Sweater + Sally Lapointe Stretch Satin Tapered Track Pant

Let the hand-stitched embroidered statement on this Lingua Franca sweater inspire your new season mantra. Crafted from sustainably-sourced cashmere, this pieces pairs perfectly with Sally Lapointe’s easy stretch satin track pants.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Ida Top + Monna Skirt

Spring blooms meet barbed wire in this grunge-inspired stretch crepe pairing from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. A sleek silhouette, the top features subtle slashes at the elbows and thumbholes on the long sleeves while the skirt has front ruching and an asymmetrical hem.

RtA Axel Rib Neck Cut Out Tee + Mara Hoffman Dita Pant

Lend an edgy appeal to your 9 to 5 with this RTA rocker style shirt, which has a cut-out shoulder and velvet stripe detail on the halter neck. Style over Mara Hoffman’s hemp and organic cotton-blended jeans that has a flattering high waist and straight leg.

Haney Lauren Jumpsuit

Silky smooth and cool to the touch, this army green harem jumpsuit by Haney has a detachable tie sash and flat front pleats to create an easy polished work look.

Wingate WORA Blouse + WEDIS Trousers

The standard work uniform gets a creative update in this neutral Wingate duo. The white WORA blouse has a polished V neckline and pleated three-quarter sleeves and the beige WEDIS trousers have an elastic back waist and side pockets, together forming an ensemble made for power moves.

Tanya Taylor New Blaire Dress

Bright bursts of jewel-toned florals found in this pastel pink Tanya Taylor dress bring a fresh aesthetic to springtime fashion. Featuring sheer flutter sleeves, a tie waist and tiered ruffle hem, this faux wrap number is sure be a sartorial success any day of the work week.

Veronica Beard Gaya Dickey Jacket + Melika Pant

Linen is the queen during warm weather work days, and this Veronica Beard combination will help keep you chic and chilled. The single-breasted black blazer comes with shoulder pads, a tapered waist and contrasting wood buttons. Style over the brand’s wide-leg, high-waisted white pants and a pair of heels.


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