Cracking Office Dress Codes: Business Casual


I'm teaming up with T.M. Lewin to help you crack your office dress code. This post is part of a five part series where I'll show you how to dress for different office dress codes - business formal, business professional, business casual, small business casual, and creative. The world of office-appropriate attire is often difficult to crack. Especially when work environments and trends continuously evolve. 

Today I'm showing you how to dress for a business casual work environment. I scored this gorgeous black dress at Primark. I actually wore this exact dress when I had engagement pictures taken a few weeks ago. Since the dress is just plain black, I added a fun statement necklace and bold printed flats to elevate my look. A red lip, as always, completed my look.I love this dress because it's so versatile. I also love the gorgeous crochet pattern - it's so timeless. The dress can be dressed up for the office or dressed down for the weekend. 

My office is business casual. I usually wear skirts, dresses, and dark pants to work. For a business casual look, you should wear a skirt, dress, or dress pants. If you're like me and love color, be sure to wear solid colors and subtle patterns. Anything too "loud" wouldn't be business casual office appropriate! If you want to make a statement, do it with jewelry. Statement pieces are a definite go. As for shoes, always go for closed-toe heels, flats, or loafers in appropriate colors or patterns. If you need some inspiration, some of my favorite business casual looks that I've worn on the blog are this emerald top and skirt combo, this cream sweater, and this sweater dress.

Luckily, T.M. Lewin made it easy and created an easy-to-follow guide for office dressing! Check the guide out below. T.M. Lewin is a British brand based in London specializing in modern work wear for both men and women. The pieces are absolute beautiful. Some of my favorite business casual looks include this gorgeous dress which would be so perfect for winter with black tights and booties.

Next week, I'll show you how to dress Business Formal. Business Formal is the way to dress for job interviews, important client meetings, or if you're at a conference. Check back next week for more.

Thanks so much for reading!

Dress: Primark, similar here, loving this one, and this splurge
Shoes: Express
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: New York & Co, similar here
Watch: Coach
Lipstick: Diva (Liquid Velvet) by Ciate London 
Nails: Bordeaux by Essie

This post is a collaboration with T.M. Lewin. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. In the year of 2017. People around me suddenly begin to hang out with a line maxi dress.I'm feeling curious and suspicion at the moment:"Is this a thing now?"And here's my thoughts after research and the dress that I bought.