5 Modern Office Outfits + Labor Day Sales

Business casual means different things in different work environments.

When I think of business casual, I think of any combination of separates… like sweater and pants, or a blazer and skirt or dresses.

In this post and video (above) I feature five modern business casual outfit ideas that I think you’ll love!

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Outfit #1 | Cropped Pants

I always like adding one modern piece to every look, even with business attire.
In the outfit above, it’s the step hem, cropped,pinstripe pants by Halogen.
They are SO chic and cool, super affordable and they also come in petite.

The choker blouse is another trendy piece that adds interest to the look.

And, if you need a great, classic, black blazer this one by Vince Camuto is wonderful.
I love the split seam detail at the wrists.

Wear heels with these pants, to keep you looking long and tall.

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Outfit #2 | Power Dress

The second office outfit idea… a power dress.
Every woman needs a killer dress that makes her feel confident.
And, I love how a dress conveys confidence, but also embraces femininity.

I would bust out this blue dress by Tahari on days you have a presentation, or someone important is coming to the office.
Here’s why it’s awesome:

1) It has sleeves.
2) The color looks great on everyone.
And, 3) It is conservative, and sexy – winning combo!
(The dress runs large so size down.)

These suede nude pumps by Sam Edelman fit true to size and are a great alternative to plain pumps.
The ankle strap and pointy toes are those little details that can add polish and interest to the overall look.

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Outfit #3 | Culottes & Ruffle Top

The next business casual outfit idea… culottes and a ruffled blouse. This look is feminine and interesting!
These high-waisted, wide leg culottes by Leith are your ‘anything-but-basic’ black pants.
Keep in mind, you really have to show off the tie-waist of these pants…
So you should pair them with tops that are cropped, or thin enough to tuck in (without adding bulk)
The culottes run a little large so size down. I’m wearing an XS.

This Leith ruffled tie neck blouse adds a feminine touch.
(The blouse fits true to size, and I’m wearing a small.)

I suggest heels with these pants, since they are cropped.

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Outfit #4 | Pencil Skirt & Blouse

The fourth business casual outfit idea… a pencil skirt and choker blouse.

I love the asymmetrical buttons on this pencil skirt by Topshop, giving this wardrobe staple a modern twist.
The button detailing is diagonal and metallic, which adds pop and makes it a little bit more interesting, modern, and edgy.

The choker blouse sold out, but I found one that is very similar here that I think you’ll like just as much.
It’s lightweight and perfect for layering under this great Vince Camuto black blazer.
If you don’t already have a classic black blazer, I highly recommend this one.

 I finished off the look with some power pumps by Jimmy Choo… a sexy, classic touch.

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Outfit #5 | Pink and White

This jacket was from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I LOVE it!
It’s a really pretty pink, soft jacket with a tie waist.
During the winter I get so tired of wearing blacks, browns, grays, etc.
But this is the perfect outfit lightening up during the winter!

These winter white pants and light pastel colored jacket have that impact…
So try some fun, light, feminine colors.
And pair it with a fun, white top and pumps!

They can look very luxe, expensive, and beautiful!
This look can also transition from your work day to an event in the evening.

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Other Posts

You may also like this post featuring how to wear cropped pants to work.
Or this post, where I show you 10 tips on how to look expensive on a tight budget.
And don’t forget to check out the event I held with Bumble BFF post.

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