Top 10 Women’s Business Casual Fashions
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 25, 2011
Filed Under Fashion
Contributed by Jenna Scaglione, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Depending on where you live, business casual can look like ripped jeans and yesterday’s cotton T-shirt (LA) or nice slacks, a blouse and heels (NY).
Regardless of where you work, you want to look and feel your best, respect others and dress appropriately.
Here are the top 10 women’s business casual fashions you can mix and match in your wardrobe to create the perfect look every day you walk out the door.
10. Dressy capri pants
Capri pants are normally casual but when worn with the right pieces they can create a fantastic business casual look. Wear them with a feminine or embroidered blouse and wedge heels for the summer or if it’s a little colder, slip on some knee-high boots underneath, a comfortable sweater and throw on a great scarf.
9. Dressy tees
Tees are often discarded in a business environment, but most women don’t know they can wear them to work. The fabric is what matters so look for dressier materials and add a belt or a scarf to finish the outfit.
8. Tailored sweaters or sweater sets
Sweaters are great for the winter or in the summer (lighter fabric) and they are often paired with a dress pant or a flattering pencil skirt. If you want to “jazz” up your sweater ensemble even more, add a long, sophisticated necklace that extends to the waist.
7. Casual day dress
Business casual can encompass many styles and the casual day dress is no exception. For summer, a beautiful floral or pastel print will be completely appropriate for the office. For the colder months, consider a striking navy, black or striped pattern.
6. Comfortable upscale shoes
Can you say “amen” to comfort? Uncomfortable shoes can ruin your entire work day and even affect others around you. To find comfy shoes without sacrificing fashion, look for soft insoles and wedges or even a pair of charming ballet flats to add a little flair to your business casual outfit.
5. Casual blazers
A blazer will take any look from casual to professional in seconds and it is a great staple for any women’s work wardrobe. A great pinstripe or solid color blazer can be worn with dress pants, skirts, capris or over your favorite casual dress.
4. Cute belts
A great statement belt can become the focal point of an outfit and pull every piece together. For business casual, avoid any flashy or heavily studded belts or those that borderline “tacky”. Keep it neutral and classy at all times.
3. Designer purse
Now, this is not exactly a license to go out and buy a purse equal to your mortgage payment, but you can find many beautiful styles with “designer” looks for affordable prices. Department stores and online shopping sites offer great selections to accompany your fabulous wardrobe.
2. A-line skirts
A-line skirts are a great option for a business casual look. They are feminine, stylish and come in many lengths and style. Opt for a knee length skirt or longer to stay professional and wear neutral palettes with more colorful belts, scarves and jewelry.
1. Basic black slacks
The basic black slack is a “must have” for any business casual wardrobe. Mix it up with pinstripes or colors. You can even pull off dark denim if your place of work allows it.
Business causal is all about feeling relaxed and comfortable while still appearing professional and business like. Create the perfect professional look with these pieces and remain well-maintained in appearance and you will always feel great and ready to tackle your workday.