FROM CASUAL TO FORMAL
Hello Everybody! How to dress up casual wear for business? I love if clothing and style works for both, off duty and also for the office. Here is 5 ways how to bring your casual wear to the next level while keeping your personal style.
A blazer instantly says “business”. Here I pair a classic regular shape and length probably all of us have in our closets. The length reaches your hips covering most of your bottom. The shirt I leave hanging lose because it has the same length as the blazer. Make sure to add a statement necklace to this combo to give it the contemporary touch. Fine jewelry would make it too conservative. My necklace matches color with my pumps, rounding it off well.
MAKE IT MORE OFFICIAL
If adding a blazer isn’t enough official statement for your workplace and meeting-types, then switch the silk shirt into a blouse. I prefer those with a very small collar or even peter pan collar (rounded edges). It is very feminine in my eyes – just a fine line making the collar become more of a detail instead of an eye-catcher. Tuck in the blouse and add a bold belt. Pair up with your regular blazer – it will give you the appropriate appearance needed. Never let a blouse stick out – it never looks good on anybody – make it a rule! Add a statement necklace to prep the overall look.
MAKE OFFICIAL LOOK COOL
It is so easy and best works with blazers and jackets which insides have a different color material. Roll it up until your blouse cuffs show. This little trick elevates any blazer outfit into coolness and only takes a few seconds “let’s get stated!”
GO ALL THE WAY FORMAL
In case your headquarter job requires a high amount of conservativeness you can tone down your third color in your outfit. In this case it would be beige or might as well call it champage – but still keeping some red lips – can’t take that away from you! :). Switch into less detailed pumps in a settled color such as black matching belt and blazer. Also lose any kind of bold accessory such as the statement necklace. If you embrace colors, you can dress up with a silk scarf. Find inspiration here.
ALWAYS BRING FLATS
Commute in flats – switch in heels occasionally and feel good during the day! Always and always :).
DO YOUR OWN STYLE
For me a blazer isn’t always fun and certainly not necessary in my current job. In a creative environment a black blazer does not fit so well or simply isn’t welcomed. I am loving Hallhuber’s feather vests. They are when paired with a blouse and necklace so chic and fun. Make sure to wear red nails and lips for accent color. But most important is that you feel comfortable and yourself – then everything goes and you will carry yourself and that look on your face during the day.
It is just a couple of little things I’ve changed in my weekend outfit to turn a casual combo I currently enjoy into something appropriate to wear at the headquarters. There is only a few symbols that say “formal” such as a blazer or blouse tucked in and paired with a belt. You can elevate your look into more contemporariness with a great statement necklace or accent color. Most often it’s the little things making your business attire more compelling. I hope you find this series interesting or helpful. Let me know if you want to see more of it.
Thanks for reading &
:: OUTFIT ::
Shirt // Forever21
Blazer // Hugo Boss
Blouse // COS
Feather Vest // Hallhuber (only in store)
Pants // J. Lindeberg
Belt // similar Versace
Necklace // Coast
Pumps “Nude” // Zara
Pumps “Black” // Zara
Flats // Tory Burch
Purse // Zara
Nail Color “Rouge d’Enfer 121” // Guerlain
Lip Color “101 Possess” // Helena Rubinstein