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Hey y’all! Thanks for the comments regarding business casual attire on this post. I’m so freaking excited about all the business casual content I have coming your way! I used to work as a CPA and can remember the struggle of finding inspiration online (let alone figuring out what to wear to an interview UGH), and I’m really hoping to be that source for you guys.

For starters, I want to show off this outfit and talk about trends and how to incorporate them into the office. How to dress business casual can be tricky, and showcasing your personal style while looking appropriate can get kinda stressful. But the beauty of the times right now is that MOST fields have gotten more lenient in terms of dressing for the job. As women, we don’t all have to show up in the horrendous 80s-style pant suits to look like a professional woman! There are tons of ways to switch up your business casual chicness and work with the trends you’re loving!

Take this outfit for example. The pleated skirt look is a FAVORITE of mine, and it doesn’t need to be reserved for bridal showers or flirty dates. Matching it with a clean collared shirt and classic pumps makes this 100% suitable for business meetings, conferences, a day at the office, etc. Plus, it can seamlessly be styled into post-work drinks AND not lose my personal style.

This look is all about balance while incorporating a piece I love (the skirt). Since the skirt is somewhat trendy and not a classic business piece, I made sure to off-set the flow and loose structure of the skirt with a tailored top. Tucking it in not only shows off my waist (definitely more flattering), but it also makes the look way more put together. (P.S. I think un-tucking this top and tying it in a knot below my belly button would be a super cute look for those drinks I mentioned.) Just make sure that a skirt is an acceptable length. Don’t forget that you’ll have to sit down at some point, so choosing skirts that hit right above the knee is as short as I’d go.

Adding a statement necklace on top also streamlines the look (mixing business + cute trends from top to bottom), so don’t be afraid of a little jewelry! Shoe wise, I kept my toes covered since that’s more appropriate, but you’ll see that I’m still getting away with totally cute (and somewhat sexy) heels! You don’t have to look/feel frumpy just because you have to dress a certain way!

Outfit Details:

Topshop Pleated Skirt // J.Crew Striped Collar Shirt // Dee Keller ‘Portia’ Pump (similar HERE and HERE) // Baublebar Twiggy Collar Necklace // Ray-Ban Original Aviator

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14 Comments

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    Amy Michelle
    August 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Love this business casual look! Being a teacher, it is SO hard to incorporate my style into what I wear to school! Especially since I’m always afraid of staining my clothes with markers or glue! lol

    xoxo,
    Amy

    http://www.styleandsequins.com

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    Jennifer Garand
    August 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Love that you’re doing this! I work in the corporate world and hate feeling like I have to look frumpy! So excited for this type of content!

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    Natali
    August 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Oh yes, this is such a perfect workwear and still very feminine and classy! I like it a lot. :)

    http://lartofashion.com

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    Alison H.
    August 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Love, love, love this outfit!! I’m obsessed with pleated skirts right now and this one is gorgeous!

    xo, Alison
    http://www.beautyandblazers.com

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    Megan Ball
    August 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I’m so glad you’re doing this series! I’m also a CPA and it’s such a struggle. I always feel like I’m either crossing the line or playing dress up in someone else’s clothes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Ashleigh Jean
    August 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Ah! Pleated skirts are my favorite – I totally agree, they look fabulously professional and chic and they transition to after hours so well!

    xx, Ashleigh ⎢ http://www.fashioninflight.com

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    Katy Franz
    August 29, 2016 at 9:32 am

    YES! Thank you for some more business casual inspiration! Corporate life can get so boring…

    -Katy

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    Piper Ellice
    August 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Love this look! I’m definitely trying to incorporate more trends in my boring work closet this year. I think an emerald colored skirt like yours might be the ticket!
    xoxo,
    Piper Ellice @ piperellice.com
    Starting Out Southern Blog

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    Camille Jenkins
    August 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Thank you SO much for this. I’m always looking for cute office outfit inspiration because I’m definitely not a pant suit gal hahaha. As a fellow young professional, I would love to see more posts like this. This pleated Topshop skirt is adorable! I’m really liking midi skirts and dresses lately! Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.ouradventurefamily.com

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    Jenifer Gordon
    August 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This post is sooooo helpful to me as a working woman, and I appreciate you taking the time to put the outfit together. The outfit is on point, and you look great as always. Thank you so much!

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    Oyindamola Abbatty
    August 31, 2016 at 8:26 am

    We have a dress code, where I work and I’ve been struggling with incorporating my style and dressing professionally for work. This post is really helpful. Thanks for this!

    http://www.yorubachic.com

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    Ankita Miharia
    September 24, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Gorgeous outfit babe. You look so chic :)
    http://peacheswithpearls.com/2016/09/22/white-labor-day/

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    Leizelle jarana
    February 10, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Came across you’re blog love it so much okideas work casual how about our gals out there budget any suggestions.

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