Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Do's and Don'ts of Business Casual


Last time I checked it was summer, the forecast says otherwise. On the plus side of this unruly weather, I could finally pull out this tweed jacket (Zara) from the depths of my closet, just another one of those purchases that you convince yourself you need but never get around to wearing. Shopaholic 101, people! 

I put together this little number for a day at the office. There really isn't a fine line for appropriate business casual attire, especially since the definition of "business casual" depends upon your profession or job. Just remember to dress the part and carry yourself with class. Here are some general tips to dress for success & crack the business casual dress code. 

Do's & Don'ts

Tailored clothing are a must. No one likes a sloppy dresser. Put away that cleavage and stick to the arm length rule that we all despised in middle school when it comes to skirts. 

Open toed shoes are permissible but that being said, a pedicure is essential. Personally I prefer a pointed toe pump, I mean you can't go wrong with a pointed toe pump. 

Avoid jeans. Some business may allow it but if you're not sure, opt out of denim all together just to be safe. And we get that those ripped boyfriend jeans are all the rage but save them for the weekend.   

Keep your accessories to a minimum. Same goes for make-up. This isn't the time and place to channel your inner Gaga. 

Leggings are not pants. Such a simple concept yet people still don't seem to realize that leggings are not to be worn as pants...ever. 

Avoid becoming a walking billboard. Prints are encouraged but plastering yourself with brands is a no. Opt for clothing free of largely visible brand names. 

Cropped tops are a no. We get that you've been at the gym working on those abs for months but I assure you they'd be better appreciated at the beach. 



GET THE LOOK
Zara jacket // Dailylook skinnies // T by Alexander Wang muscle tee // Zara heels
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Forever 21 necklace


Xo, Sarah

8 comments:

  1. You look absolutely amazing ^_^

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  2. loveeeee the heels :)

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  3. Great tips, totally agree about the leggings :)
    Love love this jacket, gorgeous :)

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  4. Great outfit and tips for dressing appropriately in the office! Those shoes are also super fab!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  5. perfect heels and perfect outfit♥

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  6. Lovely look!!
    I love the shoes, and the jacket! and the necklace!
    Would you tell me what is " the arm length rule"?? I have studied economy at uni and I knew the " the arm length principle" but I promise you it has nothing to do with outfits :P

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