White Shirt + Blue Culottes

white button shirt outfit

chambray culottes

business casual work outfit

I’m obsessed with a classic white button down shirt – so chic and versatile.  I usually roll my sleeves up to give it a laid-back edge.  It’s hard to resist not pairing with these very in-the-moment culotte pants.  If you wear a skirt to work, you surely can wear these flattering wide-legs.  This pair is possibly one of the most comfortable pants of all time in an airy, lightweight chambray.  They look polished with a button shirt for work and oh-so casual with sandals on the weekend.


Business-Casual Spring Outfit

Can you believe it’s already the middle of March?  How thrilled I am to welcome all the spring goodness including planning a spring work wardrobe.  I have yet to finish my last minute closet re-organization to have my spring wear readily accessible.  Have you packed away your winter pieces yet?

I was greeted with a warm sunny day today in the 70’s.  Spring is definitely in the air!  Warm weather like today calls for easy breezy pants that you can enjoy at work and after.  With an elastic waistband and flattering tapered leg, these drapey pants (available in 5 colors) will be your spring & summer go-tos.  To easily transition from the cube to the cocktail bar, simply switch out your accessories.

Find a structured top (or at least semi-fitted) to balance out the relaxed pants.  Equipment’s Ava silk shirt (also here) is perfectly seasonal in a colorful floral print.  Also vibrant pumps and dazzling drop earring for the season.  Throw on your favorite blazer or cardigan when chilly out.

what to wear to work


A touch of vintage-chic

I love the styling of this editorial below in neutral cream apparel accented with black and gold accessories.  You know, no good outfit is complete – including workwear – without carefully matched accessories.  And what I’m really eying are the vintage glasses.  They are the perfect combination of sophistication and sass.

vintage eye glasses

A pair of chic black cat eye glasses are appropriate for all ages and genders. Unlike some other accessories, these black-framed glasses are highly versatile whether with a semi-casual or refined wardrobe.  All you need is a tailored coat for a chic business casual ensemble.

office chic

Sweater | Glasses | Pumps | Skirt

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photo via elle.dk

Wear-now safari jacket

Create an effortless business-casual look with this affordable safari jacket – an easy, breezy, cover-up essential for you stylish careeristas!

khaki safari jacket

Shirts that work for you

business casual lookLet’s face it, finding quality work shirts at an affordable price point in plentiful sizes is not an easy task.  Thankfully, Charles Tyrwhitt is having a womenswear sale on various tops that are sure to expand your career wardrobe.  From non-iron shirts to striped jerseys, you will end up with more than just one from this wonderful sale.

This classic oxford button-front shirt is perfect for the season in crisp cotton with nautical stripe print.  The semi-fitted style is anything but boxy.  Whether you dress it up with slacks or dress it down with jeans, it’s surely a way to keep you feeling and looking polished.  And yes, it’s also machine washable!

Here I paired the shirt with easygoing cigarette pants for business-casual look.  As for the shoes, these loafers are easy on the feet and completely chic in navy suede with pink piping accent.

A faux pearl necklace, square tote and fine timepiece pulls this outfit together for a smart yet elegant look.