Dressing and feeling your professional best doesn’t have to mean a closet full of characterless or conservative corporate wear. Even if your office dress code falls on the more formal end of business casual, you can still find plenty of polished alternatives to the traditional two-piece suit. Take a look at these office-appropriate ensembles that are all work & so playful:
Layer a military-inspired jacket over a patterned blouse, and swap the standard slacks for some on-trend overalls. You’ve still got all the elements of a suited look, but one that speaks so much more to your own personal style!
Punchy Pattern Play
You can still rock a skirt suit look without being too matchy-matchy. Pair pattern against pattern while staying within the same color story (in this case, reds and blues). Keep the skirt and blazer the focus, and ground the look with a solid shoe and accessories.
Pictured: Fine and Sandy Blazer in Petal, Eye-Catching Mastery Pants in Black Bloom, Show Your Altruistic Colors Long Sleeve Top, Scrapbook Ending Bag in Ink, Sensational by Design Heel in Petal, Vow to Wow Necklace in Fuchsia
Who says a suited look can only be a jacket paired with slacks or a skirt? In this day and age, a “suit” can be anything from skinny jeans, denim skirts, or these cool culottes paired with cropped jackets, vests, or structured cardigans. Have fun with mixing and matching separates.
Pair a patterned jacket with solid pants in a springtime shade for simple but refined ensemble. Whether you’ve got a job interview, a presentation, or any other reason for needing a sharp and professional outfit, the most important element is confidence. Wear what makes you feel fierce, powerful, and totally yourself.